Nicki Minaj blasts Kanye West's 'double standards'

Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. Photo / AP
Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. Photo / AP

Nicki Minaj has slammed Kanye West for racial double standards.

The 33-year-old musician has spoken out in defence of black women feeling as though they're not good enough, calling out the double standard between Kanye West's lyrics in his 2005 hit Gold Digger, and his relationship with Kim Kardashian West.

Speaking in the November issue of Marie Claire magazine, the Anaconda rapper said: "I'm so tired of black women feeling that when our men get rich, they're going to leave them for a woman of a different race. It wasn't funny when Kanye said [in Gold Digger], 'When he get on, he'll leave your ass for a white girl' - and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now. It wasn't funny when he said it; it was the f***ing truth."

Kanye West happens to be with a white girl now - Kim Kardashian West. Photo / AP
Kanye West happens to be with a white girl now - Kim Kardashian West. Photo / AP

And that wasn't the only thing the Superbass hitmaker had to say about the 35-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, as she recently hit out at Sharon Osbourne for praising the star's naked selfie.

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On Sharon's television show The Talk, the 64-year-old presenter described Nicki's Anaconda promo cover - in which he wore just a pink G-string and sports bra - as a "cheap porno cover of a DVD".

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However, when photos surfaced of Kim's famous naked selfie, Sharon branded the picture as "inspiring" and even went on to replicate the cover herself.

Nicki said: "So it wasn't trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it but it was when a black woman did it?

"When Kim Kardashian's naked picture came out (Sharon) praised it and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite."

And the Bang Bang musician says she accepts that it's "pathetic", but admits she is "accustomed" to speaking out against it.

She added: "It's quite pathetic and sad but that is my reality and I've gotten accustomed to just shutting it down."

- Bang! Showbiz

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