“You give them a couple thousand dollars, and you can have sex with them.” Recently, Blac Youngsta threw a house party that featured a wrestling ring full of strippers—strippers one step away from being pornstars. In addition to the rainstorm of money, Blac and his friends were getting down and dirty with the strippers. Some were slapping them on the ass while others were grinding against the willing ladies—ON CAMERA! What do you think those nice ladies will do behind the scenes?
Last month, Nicki Minaj’s statements in her interview with Elle Magazine triggered many internet users who took to social media to makcounter-arguments. In this interview, she told Elle that she wasn’t aware of the number of women who are “modern-day prostitutes,” and how such behavior might affect their self-respect. She continued: “Whether you’re a stripper, or whether you’re an Instagram girl — these girls are so beautiful and they have so much to offer. But I started finding out that you give them a couple thousand dollars, and you can have sex with them.” She also took some blame when she added, “…So I can’t look down on these girls. I may not be having sex with people, but I’m still selling sex appeal.” However, many social media users focused on the early part of the statement without reading the conclusion. Using Blac Youngsta’s wild party as an example, is Nicki Minaj right?
Like all situations, it is easy to judge from outside. We are the outsiders who don’t know what it’s like being famous—outsiders who don’t know what it’s like to walk into a strip club and slap any ass—outsiders who don’t know what it’s like to get a pussy buffet. Yet we judge an insider, Nicki Minaj who sees what her male colleagues do and can’t fight them because the “modern day prostitutes” are willing. “Although Nicki Minaj is known for her image as a fierce, sexy and energetic Barbie, she is a strong feminist with soft emotions off camera. Which is probably why she decided to vent in her interview with Elle after seeing several Instagram models and strippers transform to porn stars for “a couple thousand dollars”.
If anything, Nicki Minaj has seen a lot, and is concerned for those girls—the “modern day prostitutes”. Which is why she said: “It’s just sad that they don’t know their worth. It makes me sad as a woman. After watching blac youngsta’s degrading Instagram story, Nicki Minaj’s words echoed in my brain. Money is important, fun is important, and so are strippers, but like people say, “too much of everything is bad”.