By being in the entertainment industry, stars have to learn how to juggle the ups and downs of the business. The biggest hurdle celebrities face is handling criticism. Recently, rapper BIA experienced negative response to her 2021 Hip Hop Awards performance. Instead of clapping back at the haters, the rap star learned from her mistakes and promised to do better next time. However, GOAT rapper Nicki Minaj believes that female rappers as a whole can’t take consecutive criticism.
The GOAT Rapper Thinks Female Emcees Need Criticism
Despite the cut throat nature of Hollywood, celebrities love receiving praises just like regular folks. Of course, everyone loves receiving compliments. However, they can all use a little consecutive criticism sometimes, too.
During a recent Instagram Live, Nicki Minaj spoke with former Little Mix star Jesy Nelson about female rappers lacking the ability to take criticism.
“The new females, it’s almost like they don’t like criticism . . . They expect everyone to praise them 24/7 . . . You know they put an album out, and it doesn’t sell what they want it to sell. Well, that’s because a lot of people are lying to you for whatever reason. You should want honest people around you,” Nicki said during her Oct 11 Instagram Live with Nelson.
Basically, Minaj wants female rappers to have thicker skin.
Nicki Minaj’s Legacy
It’s clear that the GOAT rapper knows all the ins and outs of the rap game. There’s no doubt that Minaj experienced her fair share of consecutive criticism earlier in her career. She knows that it’s difficult for a female emcee to receive respect. Even to this day, the rap industry still remains an all-exclusive boys club.
Fortunately, a few rap queens like Nicki Minaj have changed the rap scene for the better. Furthermore, Minaj has done the impossible by being the only female rapper to sell over 100 million records in the U.S. Not to mention, she’s the only woman in history to have 100 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Those are some pretty impressive numbers.