Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Nicki Minaj

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 30, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Nicki Minaj, queer music

MC Nicki Minaj confirmed her bisexuality in a Details interview this week. Here's Mariah Carey's "Up Out of My Face," on which Minaj appears.

Here she is with Ludacris in "My Chick Bad."

And Usher's "Lil Freak."

And here's the fun women's/queer studies part of that Details interview:

Q: What can women get away with in hip-hop that men can't?
A: I have a lot of freedom to be crazy. I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper. And I can show my boobs. Guys can't do that.

Q: You sign your fans' breasts at shows. Do their boyfriends get jealous?
A: If anything, boys are telling me to sign their girls' boobs. I've gone through 15 markers in a single night--because the girls are usually sweating, and a marker will stop writing if the girls are wet.

Q: As an openly bisexual rapper, do you think hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly?
A: I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it's harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we'll see one in my lifetime.

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Pride_No_Prejudice | May 1, 2010 7:13 PM

She is right about gay male rappers. It is a higher prejudice of Gay MEN period. I appreciate the ones who are brave, stong enough and have enough faith to COME OUT and play.
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