Nicki Minaj On Sell-Out Accusations: “It’s The Most Bullshit Thing I’ve Ever Heard”

Want to irk Nicki Minaj? Try telling her that she sold out by singing pop.

In a recent interview with the UK Guardian, the Young Money rapstress offered her reaction to critics saying she did just that. Minaj told the publication that her singing isn’t anything new.

“It’s the most bullshit thing I’ve ever heard—you like me only when I was doing rap. I never only did rap,” Nicki told the Guardian. “My first single was called ‘Your Love’ and it was a pop song. I did a song called ‘Knockout’ with Lil Wayne about three years ago. Nobody said anything about that. Why?’”

Nicki went on to offer that the only reason critics are getting on her case about singing now is that “Starships” blew up into a big hit.

“That’s what irritates me,” Minaj continued. “People always want to talk about who I was, but I’ve always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music. So the fact that it got huge one day, should I apologize for that?

“Should I apologize that Starships and Super Bass did well, and children like them, and Middle America can sing along?” she added. “There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just broadening my fan base. I think everyone should enjoy music.”

For all the critics that want to hear Minaj spitting and singing less, though, her sophomore album, Pink Friday…Roman Reloaded, does have plenty of straightforward raps, as heard on tracks like, “Beez in the Trap” and “I Am Your Leader.”

Other offerings from the Guardian interview, include Nicki stating: “I have bigger balls than the boys.”—Jakinder Singh

  • stereokiller

    u should apologize for your music not being good and your gimmick being bigger than your music. get over it hoe..

    • casper662

      Takes a real man to call a woman names, no matter what the circumstance. You’re a moron.

    • CaponeMOB

      @ stereokiller

      im with ya stereokiller! im honestly amazed how this bitch blew up so much,bitch has no Rap talent whats so ever,and for all i care the bitch could stay singin cuz this bitch cant rap worth a shit,and she hurts my ears every time im forced to listen to her trash chilling with my bitches and shit. especially when she goes’ of rappin like a Retard every time she tries to switch her flow and voice,i dont get why niggaz and bitches like that about her, thats the most annoying shit i’ve heard in my life, i rather listen to a waka flocka mixtape hosted by Dj khaled and them both screaming WAKA FLOCKA WOCKA FLOCKA! & WE THE BEEEEEEESSSSSTTTTT! thru out the whole mixtape.no,seriously… cant wait to see this bitch in the XXLMAG missing milk carton box. and im amazed theres really no nicky dick riders on the comments,i guess they are starting to see the light and cant really defend that excuse for an album she droped,she needs to ReLoad the fuck off this planet.

  • http://twitter.com/limousine_lex Lex!

    Nicki Minaj has the worst music ever…i honest to god watch all her music videos on mute she is a beautiful girl & is a decent rapper but musically your music is garbage i listen to songs like “Stupid Hoe” and ask myself what does this do for the culture? what does a song like “Starships” do for Hip Hop culture? nothing she needs to go back to the drawing board…

  • Lawrence

    You should apologize for being wack. You should apologize for being fake, not only in the way you act, but as in legit being fake. This is a bit off topic, but no one would take a second look at you, if they saw what you looked like the second you got out of bed in the morning.

  • http://xxl BIGED

    U CANT FUCKIN SELL OUT IF U WERE NEVER AN UNDERGROUND RAPPER SPITTIN RAW LYRICS DUMB ASS..SHE CAME IN ON A GIMMICK AND SHELL GO OUT THE SAME WAY, HOPEFULLY SOON… ITS OK IF REAL RAP IS WHAT UR LOOKING FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSE IS WHERE ITS AT. IF U DONT THINK SO EAT A DICCUP TILL U HICCUP..

  • Change

    No apologies for being trash & not sticking to the roots of Hip Hop. I’m ok with singing but don’t sound so kiddish on the tracks & makes lame pops songs, give us something good not lame. Your starship video was all about an image, an image of fake & trash. Your last good Hip Hop track was Roman with Eminem. You just are not that good honestly, it’s always been an image thing with you.

  • fuck waka

    You need to be a rapper to sell out. No shit she didn’t sell out. She was never a rapper.

  • Lil vike

    Nicki iz ma girl, but i think she iz loosing it diz time. U gotta be real,we are tired of your shitttt? Move your ass bitch!

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  • alderman j

    YALL A BUNCH OF HATERS, YALL NEED TO BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS!!! BY THE LOOKS OF UR COMMENTS THATS NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

  • alex

    shut up you stupid hoe, stupid hoe stupid hoe lmao HOW IS THAT RAP?! ( THE SONG CALL STUPID HOE)

  • Ron Hall

    i Love how Motherfuckers like these morons get on here and taking time outta their day to bash some one or put down someone as successful as Nicki ppl need to realize that if u dont like her or her music dont listen don take the time outta ur day to bash some one u ppl need to get a life …keep doing ur thing nicki dont worry about these loser ppl gonna talk no matter what! #keepitmoving

  • KingDavid

    of course she is a sell out. can’t hate her for wanting to be financially stable, but the fact remains that her music is pop, blah, dance, etc. no substance whatsoever. i had high hopes for her when she was still doing underground and, man, can she rap, but her mainstream albums…..booooo. So, in my opinion, her response to the accusations are empty. she’s trying to say she’s “branching out” and has all these “facets” to her music, but the fact remains that it is still mainstream, mind-numbing, club music. it makes her money, but she seems to have decided that that is what’s important to her.

  • Tiffany

    Honestly, I am so disappointed in nicki. When I heard her BEFORE she became famous(before Young Money)….she was indeed trying to be like Lil Kim. But it was all good because she was doing her thing, but she mimicking her in some ways. She got mad that that shit got out(her and Kim were good friends anyway)…But now…WTF IS STARSHIPS? Huh..Bitch stop move on..you need to come back to your roots or your just going to fall flat on your ass. Those white people are going to be with you for a little while, but once you start acting a little too “ghetto”…bitch they will leave. I cannot support someone who wants to be fake (all over..like I dealt with the plastic surgery…but enough is enough) or your unfortunately going to be very unhappy. You wanna know how you are sure if you sold out? When you are at your next concert…look who is in the audience. Get it together bitch.

  • Tyler

    I’m just broadening my fan base??? No your not. Your album isn’t gold and lyrically your a sellout. winners go Platinum and you my dear have not.

  • NubianIngenue

    wasn’t “massive attack” her first single. She seems to forget that she’s really only been out for a year. I’m a fan; not because she’s a great mc, but because I love theatrics… but to be honest I’m starting to *hate* her music.

  • FLOP

    NOPE. NICKI YU ARE FAKE. WENT FROM THE MOST GHETTO BLACK RAP ARTIST TO THE WHITEST FAKEST MOST MAINSTREAM PLASTIC SELL OUT IN THE INDUSTRY, WAYNE TOO. WE ALL KNOW THE REAL REASON WHY YOU WENT “POP”. YUR LABEL NEEDS MORE MONEY SO YU DO POP MUSIC TO GET MORE HITS. SAD TO SAY YOU HAVE YET TO SCORE ANY NUMBER ONE SONGS. YU WERE MORE SUCCESSFUL AND LIKE BY RAPPING. BUT LIKE IT SED, IT’S ALL A GAME BASICALLY. RELEASE POP MUSIC FOR THE RADIO, RELEASE RAP FOR YOUTUBE AND IRRELEVANT HIP HOP RADIOS. SELL OUT MINAJ. FAKE AS FUCK. BTW, YOUR LOVE IS NOT POP. IT’S R&B. SUPER BASS? NOT POP EITHER. BAI BITCH.