Nicki Minaj Says Her Talent Made Her Famous, Not Her Backside

Entertainment | 12/14/2015 | 01:00 PM EST

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Minaj: 'Not giving me my props doesn't stop me from being great.'

It's no secret: Nicki Minaj has quite the derrière. But has that been the sole reason for her success as one of today's hottest MC's? She says 'no.'

The Grammy-nominated rapper took Bossip to task on Friday after the entertainment site asked its readers if a female rapper had to be top notch to make it (they refrained from mentioning any names). They added that they believe a lot of male rappers in the music industry are "so-so."



The tweet obviously hit a nerve with Minaj, who went on a Twitter rant about the double standards she faces as a woman in hip hop and her frustration with folks crediting her success to her butt. She wrote:

"I've gone toe to toe w/everyone of your favorite male MC's. To undermine my skill & diversity as an MC is actually comical @ this point. I saw Bossip retweeting ignorance so I figured I'd put that out there. Lol. The greats give me my respect. The great journalists as well. If a male rapper was on tracks w/Wayne, Jay, Eminem, Kanye, etc going ROUND 4 ROUND he'd b hailed as a GREAT as well. Jealousy is a disease Not giving me my props doesn't stop me from being great. I am a mogul. Your hate is what made this possible. Lol. Thank uuuuuu! Mmuuaahhh!!! To imply someone's ass is the reason they get on tracks and hold their own with every great MC who is still alive black ppl, do better lol Your greatest achievement in life will be attempting to undermine my greatest achievements in life. lol. Now check that. Phaedra voice."

Ladies, what are your thoughts on the issue? Does Nicki have a point? Sound off!


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