While Nicki Minaj had all the fun recently trolling Twitter into believing she had a surprise fruit-themed album dropping last week, the rapper still takes what she does very seriously, and recently had an incredibly honest interview where she didn't hold back one bit. Nope, not even when discussing Kim Kardashian.
During the November issue cover story for Marie Claire, Minaj talks about working through the entertainment industry's double standards, especially in regards to being a Black female rapper, as well as touches on her work with Beyoncé and how it's both empowering and inspiring to own one's career.
"When Kim Kardashian's naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite," Minaj says during the feature interview. "So it wasn't trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a Black woman did it? It's quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality, and I've gotten accustomed to just shutting it down."
To further exemplify how Minaj is fearless when it comes to owning her sexuality and her talents alike, the interview feature is accompanied by an absolutely stunning photo series of the rapper, including several images where she and two white males are artistically posing while nude. The headline of the feature, "Nicki Minaj is here to slay," couldn't be any more on point.
During the feature, Minaj also talks about how she enjoys working with Beyoncé, because after each collaboration, she sees how other women are inspired by it.
"Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look," Minaj adds. "It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling."
Take a look at some of the images from Minaj's recent Marie Claire shoot in the posts below.