Nicki Minaj Calls Out Male Rap Fans In Hot 97 Interview: “You’re Not Gay Because You Think Nicki Minaj Is An Ill Rapper”

Bradley Stern | December 23, 2014 6:40 am
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Hot 97 is seriously giving us the goods when it comes to insightful female rapper interviews. After Azealia Banksemotional interview regarding racism, cultural appropriation and Iggy Azalea with the station (which has since set forth an endless stream of social media back-and-forths), The Pinkprint superstar Nicki Minaj has come out with some powerful, thought-provoking statements of her own regarding the music industry.

In an exchange with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, the “Only” rapper expressed her frustration with the culture surrounding rap music: “The game is run by men…people like yourself,” she started to explain. Check out the full quote after the jump, as well as the interview, after the jump.

Nicki then went further to explain her frustration with male fans seemingly attempting not to associate with her music. (It all begins around the 9:30 mark in the video above.)

“Tell the people the truth. Don’t sugarcoat shit. Don’t say I’m ‘good for a girl.’ Say what it is! And if you don’t think I’m good, say I’m not good. But if you know, but you just don’t wanna feel like, ‘Damn, what, am I a Barb now?’ Come on, that’s corny. Any secure ass man in themselves can give a female props on what she does. Like, you don’t have to feel…you’re not gay if you think Nicki Minaj is an ill rapper. Come on!”

She then went in even further with Ebro personally, accusing him of being attracted to the more male-centric offerings from The Pinkprint: “You jump on stuff that male rappers are on more with me. I don’t like that,” she said. In his defense, Ebro disagreed by explaining that he promoted her Pink Friday track, “Did It On ‘Em,” before anyone else on radio — then moved on before they could discuss the topic much further.

Does Nicki have a point about female rappers not getting props? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[via ATRL]