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.