Nicki Minaj Feels Guilty About Young Fans Listening To Her Music

Published: Saturday 17th Apr 2010 by Trent

One of music’s new ‘it’ girls, Nicki Minaj, has revealed some very interesting news to BET.  In what is probably a first in Hip-Hop, the ‘Massive Attack’ rapper has reportedly confessed to feeling guilty about her risque lyrics after realising that most of her fans are quite young. Check out what Minaj had to say below:

“It makes me feel guilty because I know how I am with my 12-year old brother… very strict.  Every now and then I feel like I gotta censor it but censoring it too much I wouldn’t be Nicki Minaj.  I think a part of what they like is I’m the naughty girl.

The core people I was rapping to I wasn’t expecting them to be young.  So all the stuff I was saying…if I was to do a show and clean up [and cater] to both sides of the spectrum, I don’t even know how I [could] make that happen.” {Source}

Although some of her lyrics are indeed quite jarring (“flow tighter than a d*ck in a butt”), Minaj has nothing to worry about. Her job is to make and sell records. It is the parents role to ensure that their children are not exposed to anything that might be a negative influence. Besides, with certain artists performing on stage in leather panties and boasting lyrics about rude boys “beating it up”, Minaj seems quite PG-13 at best.

Sidebar: Remember back in the 1990’s when parents wanted Lil Kim to tone it down? Minaj’s music isn’t even half as explicit as Kim’s.

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  1. BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) April 17, 2010

    UM AINT IT TO LATE FO DAT NOW TRAMP!!!!!!?

    PUT SUM CLOSE ON N GIT A EDUCASHUN!!!!!

    DIS CHICK IZ A BAS INFLEWENCE ON YUNG WOMAN!!!

  2. V April 17, 2010

    True she has nothing to worry about there are way more explicit artists out there

  3. Kevin April 17, 2010

    Thank god i can post before the stans and haters post……

    I think Nicki’s fine where she is, good for her for having morals!

  4. jonstrax April 17, 2010

    ERM OK KIDS ARE GONNA ALWAYS FIND WAYS TO SEE AND LISTEN THINGS THE SHOULDN’T SO THERS NO POINT WORRYING OVER IT

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  5. jojo April 17, 2010

    if yu tell minaj to cut the language her music will suck

  6. cool chick April 17, 2010

    I’m starting to like her again 🙂

  7. C April 17, 2010

    I’m glad she is conscious of core her audience, and has concern, but its 100% the parents RESPONSIBILITY to keep up with their children, I dont care if the person works 3 jobs you made the bedrock and had a child, not the artist

  8. ASHLEY April 17, 2010

    GOOD FOR U NICKI. I LIKE THAT

  9. Nick April 17, 2010

    ummm have you heard the Freaky Gurl remix? i mean, i’m all for her being as nasty as she can- i love it- but she’s every big as vulgar as lil kim in some songs.

  10. Jay April 17, 2010

    Hmmmmmmm this was posted earlier in the Nicki Minaj spring bling video lol

    Get ya s*** up folks!

  11. ADE April 17, 2010

    @ BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE)

    u can’t even tell anyone else to get a education, u can’t even spell the damn word! LMAO! dumb c***!

  12. ADE April 17, 2010

    an education*

  13. ~Team Weezy~ April 17, 2010

    It’s very brave of her to actually admit to being guilty. Some peoples pride (label, money, sales,etc) wouldn’t allow them to even feel that way about their music. I kinda like that about her.

    Although, I agree that parents are responsible for what their children hear, I think children will eventually come in contact with this type of stuff anyway. Especially from peers at school. It’s EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

    However, in some young kids’ defense, Nicki Minaj has this whole fabrication of BARBIE MOVEMENT-ish which is basically appealing to a younger audience! They see the Barbie stuff as fun and cool so that eventually leads to buying records and attending performances, etc. She should rethink that BARBIE mess which I think is very immature for someone her age anyway!

    Also it’s just too hard to try to let kids listen to ANYTHING these days. Everything on the radio now is too explicit for kids, so Nicki shouldn’t feel that bad, although her lyrics are more extreme than others. But I agree with that “Rude Boy” thing! I love that song, but Rihanna and her PR/label know that most of her fan base are ‘young girls.’ And It’s actually funny because I hear little girls sing that song AAAALLLLLL the time and they have no idea what they are singing about! LoL!

  14. ~Team Weezy~ April 17, 2010

    **** I meant for FEELING guilty not being guilty

  15. vegasgirl April 17, 2010

    I have much more respect for Nikki now that she spoke about her responsibility as an artists and how hard it is for alot of artists to live in both worlds, wanting to appeal to both young and older audiences. It is going to be tricky for her but I’m just so happy that she at least openly recognized this situation.

    Loads of other artists know they do the same thing but because they want that $$$, they will still purposely cater to a younger audience. But as stated above it is soley the parents responsibility to monitor their children and what they are listening to. I know they can’t control what is on the radio ( the labels control that!), but don’t buy the CD, etc. and then silently complain about the artist.

  16. DION-ISH April 17, 2010

    TRENT MUST NOT HAVE HEARD MANY NICKI RECORDS ESP. THE MIXTAPE ONES!! LOL

    RUDE BOY IS NO WHERE NEAR AS EXPLICT AS NICKI’S SONGS!! THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL RIHANNA’S TALKIN ABOUT, YET NICKI IS STRAIGHT FORWARD W/ IT!! LOL

    EVEN THE MOST POPULAR YOUNG MONEY RECORD WERE SHE SAYS “P**** ON UR SIDEBURNS” UM YEAA MY LIL SISTER WAS SINGING THAT AND I KINDA FELT A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE W/ IT I MUST ADMIT LOL

    PUT I LIKE HER, AND ITS THE PARENTS WHO SHULD BLOCK OR NOT ALLOW THE MUSIC FOR THERE CHILDREN TO LISTEN TO

  17. JC April 17, 2010

    Some how they always got to be a Rihanna jab in every post. Leave Rihanna alone.

  18. KESHA April 17, 2010

    @BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) SHUT THA HELL UP I REALLY DONT SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS I MEAN NOW A DAYS GIRLS ARE HAVING BABIES,SOMKINGWEED,DRINKING,POPPIN PILLS AT THE AGE OF 12 SO WHO THA HELL CARES EVEN WHEN KHIA CAME OUT WITH THAT MY NECK MY BACK SONG LITTLE A** GIRLS ABOUT THA AGE OF 9 TALKING BOUT SUM ALL GIRLS ROCK YO C*** LIKE THIS I WAS LIKE OOOOOH SHITTT NOOOOO BUT NICKI KEEP DOING YOU CAUSE HER FANBASE IS ACTUALLY THEM LITTLE GIRLS………….

  19. JayCred April 17, 2010

    No hate to Nicki at all, but if she truly cared about the little children who listened to her music, wouldn’t she have thought twice about what kind’ve lyrics she recorded? Whatever.

  20. JayCred April 17, 2010

    @ BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) Your Queen B isn’t any better since she sings about sexting (Video Phone).

  21. Pucci April 17, 2010

    @BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE)

    the problem with you is that ppl again, have said the same thing about beyonce. I mean damn, do you ever know how to not be on the internet & make a complete ass of yourself??? i guess not, you just have to say something even if it doesn’t make sense. I truly believe that you need some type of professional psychiatric help, cause you’re a little too bit obsessed for me.

    As for Nicki, her words seem genuine & i can tell that she was really caught off guard by the ages of some of her fanbase… Hopefully she finds that balance for them but to me, i don’t care how vulgar she gets. i’m 20 years-old & i’ve heard all the vulgarness on more than one occassion before.

  22. Pucci April 17, 2010

    @JayCred

    I don’t think you read what she just said… “She said that she DIDN’T realize that some of her fans were 12 years-old”… How can you solve something or make it better if you don’t know what the issue is? That’s all i’m saying.

  23. sam April 17, 2010

    sam already posted this trent..ur the shadow of sam!! ahahaha

  24. JayCred April 17, 2010

    Every singer/rapper/band, whatever the cause, should know that they cater to every audience. Doesn’t matter how young or how old, some of them may be listening, especially if their stuff is on the radio. I’m not arguing the topic, I respect her for realizing NOW but it’s been a while she’s been recording the vulgar lyrics.

  25. Last Boy on Earth April 17, 2010

    LMAO, Beyoncé in “Ego” talks about big d**** yet no one says anything, so transparent, so dumb, so predictable, so immature and so unhappy, sucks to be you..
    Rude Boy = number 1 hit for 5 straight weeks, I know you cut your wrists every thursday when billboard chart is uploaded 😀

    Anyway, Nicki is cool

  26. maureen roe April 18, 2010

    nicki minaj is my fav raper she inspire me alot i am 11

  27. maureen roe April 18, 2010

    nicki minaj is fav raper she inspirer me i am 11

  28. A. Riche April 18, 2010

    Her music already sucks. shes the WORST artist out and doesnt need a record deal. I;ve never heard rap lyrics sound soooo damn elementary in my life! All music is wack now a days. People just wanna party so most people think that “ILL RAP” is Gucci and all that terrible down south s***!

    im soooo disappointed that whats come outta the north AGAIN is something horrible! SHe just looks like a jump off… Im sayin i’d give her the business.. but hopefully she can keep her mouth shut when n***** gettin it in!!

    I think my DISLIKE for Nicki Minaj valid and I cant fathom WHY anyone would think she is a talented “rapper”.. If this is the rap of the future… Hip will be coming to a demise shortly. ( I think its dead already.. noticed all my african american people now being so “punk” and “scene” now… hip hop sucks lets move on to the next “cool” thing right?)

    WHERE HAS ALL THE GOOD RAP GONE??

  29. RUde VOi April 18, 2010

    Good For her. I’m glad she admits to thism, But it is the parents’ job at the end of the day to monitor their children’s entertainment.

  30. ricanstar April 19, 2010

    i give props to her for sayin that it is a parents job to make sure they really understand what their children are listening to. the problem begins when a parent just lets der kids be and lets the kids decide for themselves what the songs about through their peers and friends. Artists make music but they truly cant control who is listening and viewing the content they are putting out. However it is difficult for parents to run around checking everything their child is doing but parents must make time and talk with their kids and explain that its just music. parents must lay the foundation for which their child grows a brain and can decipher things for them self. then again some parents put the wrong thing in der childrens heads its just a lose lose situation babies having babies who are ignorant as hell and raise ignorant stupid children

  31. kinadey shepred April 20, 2010

    HAY NIKKI DNT FEEL THAT WAY IM 11 IN I LOVE UR BAD GRL MUSIC THAT TELL ME IM A BAD GIRL LIKE U

  32. amee April 23, 2010

    yh but if u think bout it how many men r dere in da rappin buiz sayin dey wanna do stuff wid dere diks and our p****** i mean i think dat nicki is sayin all the things some of us wanna say but wouldnt because obviously wat it means so i think dat if u take away dat aspect of her rappin it woildnt be da same.
    so i think dat she should keep on doin wat she does and yh its good dat shes lookin out for her likkle bro so yh wen she does it it gets done lol !!!!!!!!!

    reply back anyonexxx

  33. amee April 23, 2010

    i am 14 i have been listenin to nicki minaj since i was 13 so its like 2 yrs so she shouldnt feel bad.
    if the parentz think its dat bad den why?are they lettin dere 9-10-11 yr olds listen to it !!!!!!

  34. amee April 23, 2010

    this is a reply to LAST BOY ON EARTH thank u nicki minaj talks about the streetz and relationshipz and how f***** up some men can be and beyonce iz standin up dere talkin bout he got a big d*** bascically and how they have good s** and they dont say jack-s*** but as so on as nicki says p**** everybody goes into a uproar!!!!

    everyone needs to take a chill pill, listen real good right down some notes and try an c** up with a flo harder than nicki minajs!!!! PLZ

  35. Mochababy April 30, 2010

    ur soo rite it is the parents job to actually raise their kids and not nicki minajs

  36. Kenya May 6, 2010

    I think that Nicky Minaj is aiet…she aint all that…dont get me wrong shes beautiful to me, but her raps are whack…To me she want to be like Lil Kim a 2010 version…but a whack version…She took Lil Kim poses(when she squat with the lollipop). Like Khia said she only hot on other peoples songs, but her songs are boring and talk about nothing…Her raps dont even make sense or nothing, no moral of the story or none of that…Khia whack to though so i dont know what she mean let her write for Nicky…I do believe Nicky might eat Khia alive but then again Khia was a one hit wonder so what do she really think she have on Nicky when she keep coming constantly…long as shes with Lil Wayne she’s going to be hot…cuz my brother Lil Wayne is that n****…so i wont knock what Nicky do, she just aint doing it like Lil Kim, she shoulda came out with her own style…even though that wont make up for her lyrics…Duces…

  37. Barbi3′]] May 18, 2010

    look iif you gotta problem i dont think diss iss da palc efor you to be calling anyone a tramp dare other places foe datt b*** diss aint da one aight

    but anywayys nicki minaj maiiid a mistake aint anone perfect so hop off!!!

    sighed Barbi3′]]

  38. Barbi3′] May 18, 2010

    she dindnt take anyones shiit shiit with da lollipop diid lil kin invent iit i dont thingk so so na!!!! she look btter then lil kim

    nnn. she da nexxt h.b.i.c in charge!!!

  39. dijahboo May 18, 2010

    ummm im 14 and i love nikki she mite be a freak but hell there are soo many trick out dhere meesssing wit n***** having s** and all that so idc wat othas say f** dat shyt ummm do me until the end so keep doin uuuuuu nikki

  40. dijahboo May 18, 2010

    HAHHAHAHAHA IN CASE YALLL DIIDNT KNO DIS BYTCH RITE HERE POP EX SMOKE WEED DRINK AND I F** SO ITS NUN AT ALLL2 ME

  41. maureenroe12YAHOO.COM May 30, 2010

    NICKI IS DA BADEST B**** alive right now

  42. lil’tt212 June 14, 2010

    i like her music the way it iz and no matter how much you try to prevent kids from doin something their not suppose to do they’ll find a way to do it anyway so what’s the point of her tonin’ it down

  43. NICKI IS’ WHACK=! July 30, 2010

    NICKI IS MOS DEF WHACK AS FUKK ALL II HEAR IS GAGA GUUGU BABY S*** IN HUR LYRICS WUT SHE NEED TO DO IS STOP TAWKIN BOUT SOME LIDDLE GURL BARBIE JUNK ND ACK LIKE A F***** WOMAN SHE ACKIN LIKE SHE AINT LIDDLE GURLS WAS GUNNA B HA BIGGES FANS WEN HALF HA LYRICS IS BABY SHYT ND THE OFTHA HALF IS GARBAGE LIKE COME ON ND YALL SEYIN PARENTS SHOULD STOP THEIR KIDS FROM LISTENIN TO HA HOW DA FUKK DEY SPOSE TA DO DAT WEN DA RADIO STATIONS PLAY HA GARBAGE ALL DAY LONG LIIKE* COME ON NICKI IS JUST A F***** FAKE ASS BARBIIE WANNABE B****

  44. jazmine August 6, 2012

    I wonder how all of tall trying to dis nicki but at the same day she doing the best she git with what she got just like yall so cut it out and I pretty sure that if you were in the industry you would not what someone dissingg you 24/7 espicially when making a name for yourself

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