In the wonderful world of Twitter, Nicki Minaj opens up to fellow tweeters about sexism in the hip-hop industry. Her tweet from Wednesday evening, October 25th, read: “In any field, women must work TWICE as hard to even get HALF the respect her male counterparts get. When does this stop?”
With fame and fortune one can assume that issues like sexism at work would be irrelevant, however, Minaj shows the Twitter world that sexist double-standards are still present in the music industry. Nicki has won numerous awards as well as hitting the charts, yet somehow men seem to belittle her and her talent.
She follows up the her tweet by stating:
According to Harpers’s Bazaar, Minaj has shown us that she is worthy by racking up the most Hot 100 entries to ever be held since Aretha Franklin. Now that is impressive! So why are men still questioning Nicki’s talent? She clearly has what it takes to be the Queen of Rap!
Nicki also proves her point by reposting a tweet from Kendrick Lamar from seven years ago and captions it: “This is so telling. And scary. I’d have to wear some baggy pants n timbs for men to openly give props.”