Nicki Minaj Admits She Lied About Bisexuality To Get Attention And Develop Fan Base
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
When Nicki Minaj first stepped on the Hip Hop scene, she originally pushed the typical aggressive in your face sexuality that most female rappers continue to perpetrate. It’s always been understood that most up and coming female rappers feel like they must sell sex to sell records, and Nicki originally thought the image would get her to the forefront of Hip Hop. Of course, this is where the Lil Kim comparisons originated, and eventually the epic beef between Lil Kim and the Head Barbie. Along with the skimpy (or lack of) clothes, comes the typical sexuality of the female rapper and female entertainer, and that is of course bisexuality. In Nicki’s first set of interviews, when the subject of bisexuality came up, some suggest she made it quite clear that she was sexually attracted to other women. Here’s a snippet of the Details Magazine interview that started the rumors of Nicki Minaj’s bisexuality:
Q: As an openly bisexual rapper, do you think hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly?
A: I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it’s harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we’ll see one in my lifetime.
And in an interview with Complex Magazine:
“When I rap, it’s just an extension of how I speak, and that’s how I talk. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. [In the press] I didn’t say [I don’t like women]. I said I don’t have sex with women. I don’t have sex with men right now either. If [bisexual is] what they wanna call me, then fine.”
The confusion for most people also stems from the fact that Nicki has rapped about women sexually in many of her rap verses. And in Usher’s song Little Freak, the lyrics were unmistakeably clear that she was attracted to women.
Despite that, Nicki’s still pretty much backed down from the rumors. And now she’s admitted that she only fueled the allegations and allowed the bisexual label just for attention.
Here’s a snippet of a recent interview with Rolling Stones (the latest issue), in which Nicki admits the Bisexual bit was just for attention and developing a fan base:
Early in her career Minaj claimed to be bisexual, but now says she just did that to get attention. “I think girls are sexy,” she says. “But I’m not going to lie and say that I date girls.”
In related news, it appears that Nicki’s latest controversy has led to her voting records being exposed. As we recently reported, Nicki Minaj drew outrage and even death threats from many as she was heard endorsing Mitt Romney for President and labeling herself as a Republican on a recent track. Well Gawker just confirmed that those claims couldn’t be true. Especially since Nicki isn’t even registered to vote.