Back in May, Wendy Williams said what a lot of people were thinking after Nicki Minaj posted a picture of Nas with his arm around her shoulder, and even more so now that they appear to be dating.
Nas might never have to make music again. Nas is a king in rap royalty and Nas does not need to have a girlfriend who still sweats the red carpet. I like Nas being lowkey. . . . Like, he’s a cool type dude that could smash a Nicki Minaj any day he wants. but doesn’t have to claim her for a girlfriend.
Okay, that’s pretty cold. I realize that not everyone sees it for Nicki Minaj. She plays the game well, but she isn’t a lyricist. When Remy Ma bodied her on “Shether”, Nicki Minaj’s initial response to to post a bunch of mostly-naked pics. While there’s nothing wrong with being sexy and looking good, if you want to be considered the queen of hip hop, I want to hear your fire lyrics, not just see your fire body.
Of course as a rapper, if you’re gonna boast about your talent, you need to be able to bring it when someone tries you. That said…Nicki Minaj is just as talented as many male rappers out here in the game, who aren’t out here with deep or even true lyrics that they use to climb the charts, but who don’t get the same level of hate she does. I’m just saying…if I can enjoy 2 Chainz, or Lil Uzi Vert, and not get mad because their flow isn’t deep or conscious, why do I have to expect that of Nicki Minaj?
As for the dating Nas thing, I gotta admit, I don’t care. Unless Nas suddenly shows up with ass shots and a face beat for the gods, I don’t think I’ll do much noticing. I know that it’s fun to be in the business of super famous couples (Bey and Jay come to mind) at the end of the day, I’m more interested in their music, and less interested in what they may or may not be doing at their fully-clothed sleepovers.
Do you think Nicki Minaj is being held to a higher standard than male rappers that are of the same caliber?