The Latest Accusation Against Nicki Minaj Has The Internet At War

attends the Oscar De La Renta fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2017 in New York City.

The Latest Accusation Against Nicki Minaj Has The Internet At War

But who makes the better point?

Published June 15th

Nicki Minaj’s Elle magazine interview gave fans much insight into the throne reclamation of the Queens-bred femcee icon, including what a day in the recording artist life of Ms. Minaj is like, her position on the state of hip-hop in the era of trap music, and what to expect from her August-slated Queen album.

The more delicate subject matter of her interview brought about some controversy, however, when she discussed her contribution to what she deems “modern-day prostitution” and her address to women about keeping their legs closed.  

“Maybe I was naïve, but I didn’t realize how many girls were modern-day prostitutes,” she said in the interview. “Whether you’re a stripper, or whether you’re an Instagram girl—these girls are so beautiful and they have so much to offer. But I started finding out that you give them a couple thousand dollars, and you can have sex with them. I was like, Yikes. It’s just sad that they don’t know their worth.”

Many fans had a bone to pick with the “Chun-Li” rapper about her sentiments, accusing her of slut-shaming and picking out certain creative works of her own that propagates the conduct she spoke against, despite her admitting this elsewhere in the story. (“It makes me sad as a woman. And it makes me sad that maybe I’ve contributed to that in some way.”) Her defenders, namely the unflinching Barbs Army, then came to her rescue against the critics and urged them to pay attention not only to the full quote (not just the click-bait portion), but the valuable message she intended to communicate.

And just like that, Barbs Army versus the rest of Twitter warfare has ensued.

See their arguments below.

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

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