Shots Fired: Nicki Minaj Has Words for Kanye West for Living Out His 'Gold Digger' Lyrics

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14:  (L-R) Aimie Wang, Alia Wang, Kim Kardashian, North West, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj attend the Alexander Wang Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Pier 94 on February 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Shots Fired: Nicki Minaj Has Words for Kanye West for Living Out His 'Gold Digger' Lyrics

She says it wasn't funny then, or now.

Published October 17, 2016

Nicki Minaj covers the November issue of Marie Clare magazine, and during her featured interview, she truly does drop gem after gem.

While addressing racial double standards, she also calls out none other than Kanye West. The shot she fires is also pretty specific and hard to argue, as it quotes one of West's own lyrics.

"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," she says. "It wasn’t funny when Kanye said [on ‘Gold Digger’], ‘When he get on, he’ll leave your a** 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.”

While expressing her disgust with the trend that West is bragging about, she also brings up Kim Kardashian posing nude and how people, specifically Sharon Osbourne, reacted, pointing out that it "wasn't trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a Black woman did it?"

In addition to discussing various double standards, she also gives advice to young women, offering that she wants to see more entrepreneurs, more rich women and more career-driven women. 

"You have to be able to know that you need no man on this planet at all, period," she adds. "And he should feel that, because when a man feels that you need him, he acts differently."

We couldn't agree more. Once again, thank you, Nicki, for always keeping it all the way one hundred, especially during interviews and while discussing subjects such as double standards found both in our communities and in entertainment, and empowering women in the process.

Take a look at Minaj's cover story in full here

Thank you, @ninagarcia 👑 Shot by @kaizfeng styled by @edmondalison @marieclairemag November Issue

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Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)


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