Nicki Minaj reveals frustration at being asked to tone down language for younger fans
Nicki Minaj has revealed her frustration at constantly being asked to tone down her language for her younger fans.
The 29-year-old, who yesterday unveiled the long-awaited video for current single ‘Starships,’ told The Guardian that she often feels pressured to change her choice of words because of her appeal to children:
"Sometimes it feels like I have to change, but I can't. What rapper changes themselves for children?
"On the one hand you have people saying, 'We want her to be hard and raunchy and explicit', and on the other hand there's, 'Nicki Minaj, would you stop swearing for the children, please?' It's like, what d'you want me to be? How many different people can I fucking be?"
The ‘Super Bass’ star, who recently returned to Twitter after deleting her account, went onto suggest that there are double standards when it comes to male and female hip-hop artists.
She said: "Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? I did an interview the other day and when I saw it back I'm like, why the hell did she make the interview all about some goddamned kids? It was crazy. Five-year-old children shouldn't be the subject of a Nicki Minaj interview.
“Don't you think it's strange, though? I used to see Eminem in concert and people were bringing their little brother or whatever. Nobody stops them and says [she adopts a posh English accent], 'Would you stop swearing, Eminem, for loads of money?' I don't get it, I don't get it."
Watch the video for Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' below:
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