Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty are dating, everyone knows. The rap star has faced a lot of criticism for staying with a man who has been convicted of a felony. Finally, Nicki has responded to those questioning her. She hit back by saying that her life choices are not others’ to doubt. She is not “lowering standards” in any way.
While interacting with Queen Radio, Nicki said, “When a person is with a n**** that loved them before they had a dime in their pocket…? How do you not understand that? How do you not understand happiness versus clout?”
Nicki also said, “How f***ing dare you talk about lowering standards.” She added, “It’s the truth, money cannot buy me happiness and good sex.”
Nicki has recently become more open about her journey as a rapper. On Instagram, she put up a post talking about the debut mixtape. She also talked about the repeated lack of support, ever since she released the mixtape 12 years ago.
A few quotes from her:
“12 years ago I dropped my 1st mixtape. Wrote every single word on every single song. I was so proud of that. Eventually, the barbz were all wearing pink hair, Chinese bangs, & Barbie chains. Colourful wigs came all the way back in style. Everyone became Barbies & Dolls. I always shouted out my influences in my interviews. Nowadays, it’s become cool to pretend u weren’t influenced by other artists. S/O to the ones big enough to do it: Kash, Asian, Cuban, Saweetie, Meg, Malibu, YOUNG MA, Ms. Banks, Lady Leshurr, etc.”
“No female rapper (other than Trina) did a song w/me or congratulated me on my billboard accomplishments. I didn’t mind. I never felt they were obligated to do so. Just like Beyoncé isn’t obligated to congratulate or collaborate with Normani, etc.”
“I never had a crusade by radio stations, influencers & blogs to make my song number 1 when Anaconda was #2 on the Hot 100. I never had a group of men in the studio writing my songs for me so it took a while between albums. Please stop these write-ups about what I didn’t do. Y’all are rlly sick & ima call y’all out one by one on Queen Radio. (sic)”