Nicki Minaj has been stirring sh-t up on social media this week. She already tweeted about racism in hip hop and threw some hefty shade on Iggy Azalea in the process. All of that was precursor to Nicki dropping the artwork for her new “Anaconda” single. We only thought Nicki started dressing classy. She hasn’t changed a bit. (I’m blurring this image for your eyeballs and because we blur all derrieres on this site.)
With a single cover like this, no one is really thinking about the music, right? Nicki wanted some attention, so she put her booty out there for everyone to see. She wanted big reactions. She wanted to have people freak out over her NSFW thong shot. She wanted to rant when people called her out for looking for attention.
Someone took the bait and photoshopped Nicki’s cheeks into the Google logo. Nicki decided this parody was racist and posted it to her Instagram page. Then she posted the thonged tushies of a bunch of SI models, including the latest SI: Swim cover. Nicki labeled these tushes “acceptable” and “angelic” (except for Chrissy Teigen’s butt, which she laughed at). Nicki stuck to posting white girl booty to make her point. She purposely did not post any tushies of SI’s black swimsuit models like Cris Urena or Chanel Iman.
Does Nicki have a point about racism against booties? There’s a difference between the SI: Swim issue (where people expect to see tush) and a single cover (that people see on the internet without warning). For what it’s worth, people called out Lady Gaga for her thong on the “Do What U Want” single cover too.
Photos courtesy of Nicki Minaj on Instagram, Fame/Flynet & WENN