‘Not Giving Me My Props Doesn’t Stop Me From Being Great’: Nicki Minaj Claps Back at Critics

Lynette Holloway
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.”


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.

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