Nicki Minaj is the latest celebrity to don the cover of gay and lesbian publication ‘Out’ Magazine, and in their cover story talks her gay-friendly lyrics.
The Barbie who once stated “I only stop for pedestrians or a real, real bad lesbian”, says she created her lyrics to “empower women” but at one time wondered if she took things too far.
Speaking on her lesbian audience, Nicki tells Out,
“I started making it my business to say things that would empower women, like, ‘Where my bad bitches at?’ to let them know, ‘I’m here for you,’ ” she says. “Then, when I started going to the shows and it was nothing but girls, it was like, Did I go too far with embracing my girls? Because now they want to kiss and hug me.”
She also adds that she was surprised at criticism she’s received for giving herself the Barbie nickname and yet little to none for calling herself a “bad b*tch.”
She tells Out,
“So you can call yourself a female dog because that’s cool in our community. But if you call yourself a Barbie, that’s fake…Once I figure something is irritating people, I’m going to do it more,” she says, smiling, “because I like to get on your nerves until you realize how f*cking stupid you are.”
Nicki also stressed that she doesn’t want to be owned by “labels” with her sexuality. According to Minaj “she does what the f*ck she wants to do” and her fans who listen to her music know exactly who she is.
“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 fuck 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.”