It seems like Nicki Minaj has slowly, but surly, become a target for mainstream media over the years, and it’s definitely something she has taken notice too. No, she may not be out here committing crimes, taking part in a heavy party lifestyle, or going on controversial rants consistently, but the media has painted some negative portraits of her. The female MC has become the most successful women in hip hop as an artist, but somehow, she still has a lot of negativity that goes around her portrayal.
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Her media portrayal
Nicki hasn’t had the longest history with battling negative publicity, but she’s certainly had her fill of it in a shorter time than a lot of artists. After ranting about her VMA snub of her “Anaconda” video being nominated for Video of the Year, she then went on to boil the issue down to race, with Taylor Swift chiming in against her opinion. From there, outlets battled it out to defend either Taylor or Nicki, or many just complaining that Nicki was feeding for a racial issue, despite any good points she might have made. It was a tough lose/lose situation for Nicki, being that she already was dealing with the VMA snub.
Recently, a hip hop news outlet argued that Nicki’s booty assets may be part of the reason that she is so successful in the rap game. While she took to social media to blast them for their comments, arguing that her rhymes are what got her there, she still faces a lot of criticism for her body. Some say that she would not see success if it weren’t for her shapely figure, while others have argued that she just happens to be more marketable for her story, co-sign from Lil Wayne, and personalities, than her actual music. Either way, her music doesn’t seem to be the center topic of conversation around her, despite that being what has brought her initial fame.