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Nicki Minaj responds to the media’s criticism of her ‘Ananconda’ video


Easily one of the most talked about music videos of the year across all genres, Nicki Minaj’s clip for her monster single “Anaconda” almost made the Internet explode when released back in August.

Public opinion of the video split along two lines: Some felt she felt exploited herself with all booty gyrating (and lap dancing), while others felt she was proudly and boldly expressing her sexuality.

In a recent interview with V Magazine, the Young Money rapper had plenty to say about the media’s criticism of her video and the double standard she sees in the coverage of it:

If a man did the same video with sexy women in it, no one would care. You’re talking about news people who don’t even know anything about hip-hop culture. It’s so disrespectful for them to even comment on something they have no idea about. They don’t say anything when they’re watching the Victoria’s Secret show and seeing boobs and thongs all day. Why? Shame on them. Shame on them for commenting on “Anaconda” and not commenting on the rest of the oversexualized business we’re a part of.

Minaj is set to release her third full length album The Pinkprint on Dec. 15.


  1. soisaid on November 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

    enough said!

  2. lrush on November 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Why does she consistently try to justify her tasteless videos by comparing it to things like Victoria Secret where they are SUPPOSED to model lingerie and she’s in a video and her making a soft porn relates to hip hop how? Obviously she doesn’t know about hip hop either if she thinks this is what it is. Now when those models start twerking, pouring whip cream all over themselves giving lap dances, and having sex with floor, then maybe you can make a fair comparison. Until then no, it’s not always what you do, it’s how you do it.

  3. Noff Memphis on November 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Nicki will be 40+ like Trina with no husband wondering why years of past relationships never worked. Well…I will put it like this…what ever bait that is thrown out results in the type of man that you catch. True good guys don’t deal in the sleazy (sexy as the world calls it)…but dogs pick over and run through those type pretty often. So if dogs don’t botger you then keep throwing out the bait that you throw.

  4. butterbeanbabe on November 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

    DEAR DUMB nicky you are quite the subject …. your audience is not as defined as victoria secret , and if adults want a sex tape you go buy it with your credit card on line , we should not have to protect our kids from predators who just want their money , and leave no respect for their fragile minds .. victoria secret has thieir own network , ,you dont , victoria secret aint selling lingera over in the kids section of macys ..
    victoria secret models are at high dollar fashion shows most of us cant afford an children are not allowed usually ..
    nicky your making excuses why you part your plastic butt in the camera , and expect adolescent boys to not gauk , and offend young girls cause they dont understand what they role model is trying to say .. a boy is a boy with harmons

    nicki its clear you have no kids , until you have a child you will never understand what parent go through with you, you dont even realize most of your outrage come from parents of young children teens 10-16 who love rapp music , and is curious about your ass parting and bounceing and sexing on stage . .
    dont get it twisted nicki your a wild child with no deadline to what you want do to please and tease our children .
    if you want to market your material properly put the shit in , playboy , sell it to vivid like kim k did .. or just SIT yo PLASTTIC ass down and take the backlash .. you so deserve .. dont try to fool us with your natural hair , pretty skin and ovious new teeth, you will have many regretts when your teenage boys your own kids pulll you up on the net one day … by then you will be old and ugly and regrettful in therapy looking like keisha cole momma franky HARD LIFE …
    you and your desperate bosses at cash money dont care bout shit …

  5. muzakman on November 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Stop all the hating she hot and showing what she got. What your excuse