Fans Are Dragging Eve For Her Comments On Nicki Minaj’s ‘PAPER’ Magazine Cover

Fans Are Dragging Eve For Her Comments On Nicki Minaj’s ‘PAPER’ Magazine Cover

The Ruff Ryders' first lady is trying to clear things up.

Published 4 weeks ago

Nicki Minaj’s internet-breaking, triple-Nicki-threat PAPER magazine cover is still turning heads even after she posted it to her Instagram on Tuesday (November 14).

It also happens to be turning up dialogue on the intersection of women, sex symbolism and generational impact. Nicki’s fellow femcee and film co-star Eve, who happens to be seasoned in the rap game since her 1998 breakthrough, stepped up first to open the conversation. Taking to her new seat as a co-host on The Talk, Eve explained that she got to know Nicki outside of the hip-hop landscape working beside her as a cast mate for Barbershop 3. She added that Ms. Minaj is a “nice person,” “amazing rapper” and that she even respects her as a female lyricist.

“But as a woman, from my point of view, personally I would not be able to do that,” she said of Nicki’s magazine cover. “I think in this climate it’s not good. I think every artist has a right to express themselves however they want to express themselves and I respect that as well.”

Coming up as a female artist in the male-dominated rap circle, Eve expressed that she especially acknowledged her impact on young girls.

“Not that you want to become a role model, but it is what you are,” she concluded.

Despite Eve further defending her commentary via Twitter, the Barbz army is on full massive attack mode for what they’ve deemed Eve’s shade at Nicki, and they aren’t letting the Ruff Ryders first lady forget about her X-rated past either.

  1. Eve gave her honest opinion on the magazine cover, making sure everyone also understood that it was her personal thoughts
  2. She later addressed the Barbz Army with a further explanation as well
  3. But the only thing they're interested in addressing is her former moments on the racy side of hip-hop...

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photos from left: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

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