Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has decided to lash back at critics going off on her for releasing steamy cover art to the new “Anaconda” single.
Minaj resorted to dealing with her haters by comparing the image to similar Sports Illustrated photos.
The rap diva took to Instagram to post a series of photos of models with their butts to the camera to illustrate the double standards in beauty. She wrote “acceptable” next to racy images of Kate Upton and Nina Agdal posing in swimsuits. “Angelic. Acceptable. Lol,” she said of a Sports Illustrated cover with Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen. To make her point, she then reposted her “Anaconda” cover art, which shows her squatting down in a G-string. She captioned the risqué photo “UNACCEPTABLE.” (Rap-Up)
R&B singer John Legend‘s model wife Chrissy Teigen also felt the wrath of Nicki’s fans.
Some of Nicki’s Barbz went on the attack, hurling insults at Teigen. “Nicki Minaj gets King magazine covers & @chrissyteigen can only get sports illustrated she a bum hoe,” tweeted one. “I just landed and I have a nicki minaj fans going absolutely batshit on me. No idea why,” wrote Teigen. (Rap-Up)
Minaj treated diehard fans to her cover art, which features herself in a hot pink g-string, Wednesday (July 23) night.
Can somebody please wipe me down? Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” cover art just turned the temperature up to boiling point. The Young Money rapper has been teasing a “surprise” for her Barbz on Twitter since yesterday, and I was expecting a new single, or a snippet of a new single, but somehow just the cover art for a new single managed to top an actual song. Now, this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Nicki in this rare squat position, but it just seems to get better every time. That poor g-string never had a chance. (MTV)
Recently, Nicki talked about how much motivation Young Money boss Lil Wayne had provided her.
“He hasn’t played any role on my album other than saying, you better rap, you better body these beats. We’re actually in the same studio right now, starting from today for a few weeks. My connection with Wayne is so deep that I don’t gotta be on his album and he don’t gotta be on my album for him to always play a role as a mentor in my life.” (BBC Radio 1Xtra)