Y’all know Nicki Minaj’s music tapdances on my last nerves and she dresses like a highlighter factory blew up. But she’s the most popular female rapper out there so she’s everywhere and I just have to deal. And avoid listening to her tunes. Or staring at her pictures for too long.
But lately, I’m feeling a strange affinity towards the lady who talks in 5 accents in one sentence, and it’s because she’s been dropping some truth gems on us.
I came across this video of Onika spilling tea and truth about sexism and commanding respect while putting on some eyeliner. And if you can listen in spite of the weird changing voice, you’ll know she makes some great points about being a female rapper in a misogynistic world.
RESPECT! Nicki talks about how you have to work harder than the guys to get the same respect as they do. And when you are demanding and ask for what you want, you’re a bitch. Even though, you’re just standing up for yourself and asking to get the treatment you deserve.
“Now when I come to a photoshoot, let it be of quality… because I put quality in what I do. I spend every fiber of my being to give people quality. So if I turn up to a photoshoot and you have a $50 clothes budget and some sliced pickles… you wanna know what? I AM gonna leave! Next time, they know better, because had I accepted the pickle juice, I will be drinking pickle juice right now.”
YOU BETTER SAY THAT! Nicki in all her pink-wigged glory just gave a word. We teach people how they treat us, and we shouldn’t accept pickle juice. And when she says “When I am assertive, I’m a BITCH. But when a man is assertive, he’s a BOSS,” I threw an invisible handkerchief and applauded.
Call her (and the rest of us Type A ladies) a bitch all you want but…
Chile, look. She managed to articulate the struggle of a billion assertive women in this 2 minute video and I’m so here for it!
Then yesterday during the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta episode where Kirk showed that he ain’t worth half of a gram of damb, Nicki tweeted and called him out on his bullshit. Because what’s incredibly disrespectful is cheating on your pregnant wife on TV. And the ice box where my heart used to be melted for her. I kinda fux with her for reading Kirk for FILTH like this!
Necole Bitchie pulled her tweets into a paragraph:
Damn my n—a, after 15 yrs u wld embarrass the mother of your child while she’s pregnant on nat’l tv like that? cornballs on deck. for reality tv tho? My n—a…that s–t ain’t worth it. If you’re trying to convince someone you’re not gay that’s the wrong way to go about it. Your wife is pregnant. U do that on nat’l tv? GTFOH.
Having problems is one thing, broadcasting it on a tv show for some air time is another. That woman stayed by your side. how dare u? And i dare u to say it ain’t none of my business. u done sold it to vh1. Its everybody business. Its levels to this s–t…lol…the lower level minds will never understand that. You’re willing to ruin a 15 yr bond for vh1? el stupido.”
REEEAAADDDDDD, HUNNY! Wait. I need Nene’s help here.
YESSSS! Chile… I don’t know what’s happening but I’s changing. I’m liking celebs I previously couldn’t stand, watching channels I’ve written sternly-worded letters about and rocking more flats than heels lately. LOOK AT ME. I AM CHANGING!
But yeah, I’m digging Onika Maraj lately and I’m not ashamed to say it. Chick does command respect, even if she dresses like a troll doll. I still can’t listen to her music though.
So whatcha’ll think of that vid of Nicki’s?
Edit: SHEESH! I say I like something Nicki Minaj said and folks are on my FB fan page acting like I said she is the reason for life. Relax. I know she’s not the originator of the concept of bitch/boss but I’m giving her props and you will deal. Lawd.
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