“When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.”
Nicki Minaj (via hotsenator)
Nicki Minaj is my whole heart and seriously, she’s shaped most of my definition of feminism. When I started listening to her music and watching her craft her public persona, I saw this huge attempt to bash back, to refuse to perform for people the way they expected, to refuse to let others define her sexuality or her femininity or what made her pretty, and I’m so glad that she’s finally starting to get buzz for all the middle fingers she constantly throws up.
Sorry to be a hipster about my Nicki Minaj feminism; I really want it for everyone, I’m not trying to hoard it.
That whole interview is here, and it’s probably Nicki’s first blatant declaration of her desire to dismantle the way the music industry views female artists and their sexuality, which has been illustrated so clearly in her more recent singles.