Here is yet another clip from Nicki Minaj’s upcoming MTV documentary, ‘My Time Now’. The rap star gets heated while discussing the double standard existing in the industry involving assertive women. Peep what she had to say below:
I agree with Minaj. It’s a shame that powerful women are always forced to submit to the dominant male influence of the patriarchal music industry. They are always expected to be submissive and are regularly objectified both in song as well as in social interactions.
Even positive terms that once empowered women have been perverted and treated with disdain. For instance, ‘diva’ was once used to refer to a successful, talented and influential woman in music and entertainment. Now the term is used to denote a demanding or spoiled woman who is difficult to please. It is a disgusting ideology that needs to be reformed.
Minaj deserves praise for highlighting this issue. However, women need to come together to fight the problems that they face. Hence, maybe she and Lil Kim can’t put aside their differences and elevate the status of all women in Hip-Hop. On the other hand, Kim is finally making acceptable music again so if they choose to maintain their beef then let it be in song and not behind the scenes.