Nicki Minaj addresses sexism in the music industry.
There's a lot of polarizing opinions on Nicki Minaj. She's proven her abilities as an emcee on numerous occasions and has paved the way for other up-and-coming female emcees. While there are naysayers who constantly try to berate and discredit her contributions to hip hop, she hasn't had an easy journey getting to where she is today. Nicki Minaj recently addressed the difficulties she's faced as a woman in an industry dominated by men.
Earlier today, Russ tweeted out a segment of an upcoming interview with Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson and B. Dot. During the segment, he sang his praises for Nicki Minaj and reiterated the fact that people don't get her the credit she deserves. After thanking him, she addressed the difficulties and criticism she faced as a female emcee that has continuously proven her abilties to hold her own. "In any field, women must work TWICE as hard to even get HALF the respect her male counterparts get. When does this stop?"
She later stated that the GOAT emcee's have worked with some of her male contemporaries, such as J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, because they're dope rappers. However, she says those same rappers may only work with her because they're being forced to.
"The greats collaborated w/Drake, Kendrick & Jcole b/c they’re dope MC’s. They collab’d w/nicki cuz someone pulled a gun to their heads..." she tweeted.
She then addressed the fact that other female emcees of recent times shouldn't be named in the same conversation as her due to the fact that they've yet to put in the same amount of work.
"Putting ppl in the same sentence as me after my 10 years of consistent winning. What are you teaching THEM? They’d never do this to a man."
Her accolades are deep and while it seems that many people have belittled her accomplishments, there are still a lot of people who've been rooting for her. She went back to a tweet from Kendrick Lamar from seven years a go that read, "Just realized. Moe niggaz hate nicki minaj than woman do.
She quoted the tweet and reiterated the fact that he tweeted it out in 2010 and that not much as changed in terms of the industry's attitude towards her.
Check the tweets below and let us know if you agree with her sentiments or not: