Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has confronted rumors claiming she is bisexual and considered why the fans may have constructed ideas of her sexually embracing women.
Nicki believes her support for gay culture immediately fuels bisexuality speculation.
She may flirt with Rihanna on Twitter, but Nicki Minaj says that doesn’t mean she bats for the home team. In a new interview with Q magazine, Minaj shuts down rumors regarding her sexuality. Asked if she is bisexual, the Trinidadian rapper replied, “That’s definitely not true … I guess some people are thrown off by me embracing gay culture. But I don’t feel the need to explain that. Unless someone asks me a specific question.” (RumorFix)
Last summer, Minaj turned heads after revealing her attraction toward R&B singer Cassie and actress Lauren London.
Nicki went on record saying she would “Minaj-Up” Lauren London and Cassie if given the opportunity. Now all of a sudden… Nicki Minaj and Cassie were spotted coupled up and holding hands at Summer Jam over the weekend. (Bossip)
In a spring 2010 Details magazine interview, Minaj was asked about her perceived bisexuality.
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. (Details)
In 2009, Minaj talked to SOHH about publicly being hit on by model Amber Rose.
“I was very shocked. It was funny. She said it to me when we met in person so I was like, ‘Whoa she’s dead serious ’cause she put it on Twitter.’ I was just laughing like everybody else probably. I had to take it in a little bit… pause. She’s a dope girl. She’s real funny. She just took an interest to me. I guess that’s a good thing when a bad b*tch likes you, you know?” (SOHH)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: