Adult star Sara Jay has shared her thoughts on Young Money‘s Nicki Minaj and her choice to use racy, sexual themes in rap lyrics.
According to Sara, every artist is responsible for the content they put out to the public.
“You know that whole word ‘demeaned’ is really questionable to me. You’re only demeaned if you feel like you’re demeaned and if you feel like you’re demeaned then you probably shouldn’t be doing it. [Laughs] I feel like you put yourself where you want to be and if you’re not in control of your own life and how you are treated than who is? I do porn because I want to do porn and I do the things in porn that I want to do because I’m a grown woman. I have my own decisions that I make on a daily basis and I’m sure that people in the music industry feel the same way. If you feel pressured, uncomfortable, or feeling like you’re doing something that you don’t want to do then don’t do it! It’s just about being a grown up really.” (Hip Hop DX)
New York rapper Lil Mama previously addressed Minaj’s image.
“Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper,” Lil Mama said in an interview. “She’s out there, she’s doing her. What she represents, I don’t represent and she’s doing something different, that’s her lane. As the voice of the young people, Lil Mama, I focus on bringing up young girls to respect their bodies, respect theyself, do it up.” (BET)
Rap veteran Sandra “Pepa” Denton recently addressed Minaj’s emphasis on sex.
“Not everyone’s role model material, but we do have a sense of responsibility because kids listen more to us than they would their parents,” Pepa said in an interview. “But [Nicki’s] young, so how’s she gonna enlighten? She’s new, she’s excited and what happens when you have a male camp backing you? Yeah, you might be singing those kinds of lyrics. That’s what happens when you have a male camp dictating how you should be.” (VIBE)
Minaj has acknowledged her racy content and explained her decision to not stop.
“It makes me feel guilty because I know how I am with my 12 year-old brother… very strict,” she said in an interview. “Every now and then I feel like I gotta censor it but censoring it too much I wouldn’t be Nicki Minaj. I think a part of what they like is I’m the naughty girl. The core people I was rapping to I wasn’t expecting them to be young. So all the stuff I was saying…if I was to do a show and clean up [and cater] to both sides of the spectrum, I don’t even know how I [could] make that happen.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview below: