Nicki Minaj is certainly one of the biggest rappers in the world right now. But she feels like she doesn't get the proper credit.
Yesterday, the Young Money rhymer took to Twitter and said she still experiences a lot of sexism in the music industry and because she's a woman, doesn't get props for being a skilled lyricist.
She mentioned MCs like Drake, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole and said people collaborate with them because they want to but choose to work with her because they're forced.
In any field, women must work TWICE as hard to even get HALF the respect her male counterparts get. When does this stop?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 25, 2017
The greats collaborated w/Drake, Kendrick & Jcole b/c they’re dope MC’s. They collab’d w/nicki cuz someone pulled a gun to their heads...— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 25, 2017
Putting ppl in the same sentence as me after my 10 years of consistent winning. What are you teaching THEM? They’d never do this to a man.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 25, 2017
Nicki then pulled up an old tweet from Kendrick to support her point about the sexism she encounters.
Kendrick’s tweet from 7 years ago. This is so telling. And scary. I’d have to wear some baggy pants n timbs for men to openly give props. https://t.co/r6fEjSJZPl— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 25, 2017
Just realized. Moe niggaz hate nicki minaj than woman do. #yallniggazisreallypausewhenithinkaboutit— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) October 27, 2010
Do you think Nicki has a point? If a male rapper accomplished all that she has and dropped as many tight verses, do you think he'd be given way more props and make more best-rappers-lists?
Some folks on Twitter agreed with Nicki.
Its so sad when men say «not to act gay but Nicki’s verse was good» is giving a woman her props «gay»?— Ida Minaj (@nickixonxfleek) October 25, 2017
[Related: Nicki Minaj blasts people for mixing her words on female rappers.]