Nicki Minaj does a little “outing” of her own when she speaks on the realities of gay rappers in the industry in this month’s Out Magazine:
On If there Are Gay Rappers in Hip Hop
“I think there have been many gay rappers, they just haven’t come out of the closet,” Minaj says slyly. “Yup, lots of them. They’re lurking around the industry now. Obviously, the majority of the men in hip-hop don’t want you to think they’re gay. That’s just the reality of it. I’m a woman, so I have a lot more flexibility. And I don’t lose credibility in any way if I say I think girls are dope and sexy.”
And of course her sexuality comes up. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m beginning this chick is straight as an arrow, ’cause she just refuses to answer one way or the other. It’s like she wants to keep the rumors going as it gives her some cache with the fellas:
On Being forced to speak on her sexual orientation
People who like me — they’ll listen to my music, and they’ll know who I am. I just don’t like that people want you to say what you are, who you are. I just am. I do what the f*ck I want to do. The point is, everyone is not black and white. There are so many shades in the middle, and you’ve got to let people feel comfortable with saying what they want to say when they want to say it. I don’t want to feel like I’ve got the gun pointed at my head and you’re about to pull the trigger if I don’t say what you want to hear. I just want to be me and do me.”
Seem like folk just can’t get enough of Nicki Minaj these days. Here’s hoping that album of hers lives up to all the hype.
On a side note: It must be nice being Lil’ Wayne these days. Outside of being a superstar himself, he managed to nab the two most hyped MC’s in the game today in Drake and Nicki Minaj. He sittin’ in the pen doing time and still making ridiculous bank. Talk about passive income.