Nicki Minaj explains alleged War with Kanye West on “Gold Digger” lyrics

Nicki Minaj has taken steps to clear the air on her alleged beef with rapper Kanye West. The “Pink Friday” rapper made some reference to Yeezy’s “Gold Digger” lyrics during an interview with Marie Claire but was misquoted in the media.

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“…And when they get on they leave your ass for a white girl,” Kanye rapped in the music track.

With the 39-year-old father-of-two married to a white girl – Kim Kardashian West, Minaj felt he showed racial bias towards women in the rap song and that wasn’t acceptable to her as a black woman.

Though her comment on the lyrics was directed at Kanye as a person, Minaj says she’s talking about a fact that affects men and women in the American society. She spoke with Marie Claire’s November issue, saying: “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 continued in her explanations to the publication: “It wasn’t funny when Kanye said it [on ‘Gold Digger’] that ‘When he get on, he’ll leave your ass 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,” Minaj added.

The female rapper admitted that there’s competition and racism between males in the industry, highlighting that fact that most people are guilty of double standards against women of color.

Minaj, 33, regretted the negative opinions on her body shape as opposed to curvy white women.

In her words: “When Kim Kardashian’s naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite. 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.”

It’ll be recalled that Osbourne publicly criticized Nicki’s “Anaconda” single cover art, saying on The Talk in 2014 describing it as looking like “a cheap porno cover of a DVD…” In reference to that comment, Nicki said: “I love women’s bodies. I love nudity. But that is cheap.”

Nicki also made reference to Beyonce and how she has empowered women in general, adding that she feels energized working with the former Destiny’s Child singer.

The rapper said: “Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Kanye West, who’s currently on his “Life of Pablo” tour after postponing the show since Kim Kardashian’s robbery attack in France, hasn’t spoken a word on the alleged verbal attack from Minaj. But the “Roman Holiday” rapper thinks it’s wise to set the records straight before it’s too late.

“Slams” a man/genius who gave me one of the biggest looks of my career?” she wrote on 17 October in response to a tweet from Cosmopolitan. “I said he wasn’t kidding, he was speaking the TRUTH about d industry.”

She continued: “I was saying he’s the one who said it first. He doesn’t apologize for his choices. He tells the truth about stuff ppl don’t wanna hear!”

Still thinking this is twisted? Nicki is saying Kanye was right with the lyrics and her reference to the rapper meant no disrespect but an acknowledgment of the fact that women of color are suffering double standards from men in general – black or white.

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