Nicki Minaj arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, Aug. 30, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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Nicki Minaj shut down a Twitter user on Friday who credited her booty for her success. 

People magazine writes that the spat started after a gossip site noted the dearth of female rappers on Twitter and then retweeted a user’s comment: “Yep, men are visual creatures they don’t care if you can sing … That’s why Nicki had to buy an ass to blow up! #Fact.” 

The remark prompted the 33-year-old rapper to Twitter-school her critics.

The comment came after the ubiquitous rapper received three Grammy Award nominations, including best rap album for The Pinkprint and best rap performance for “Truffle Butter.”

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Good for Minaj for sticking up for herself and being confident, which is an important asset whether you are a celebrity or not.

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Lynette Holloway is a contributing editor at The Root. The New York-based writer is a former New York Times reporter and associate editor at Ebony magazine.