Nicki Minaj Slams Kanye West’s ‘Gold Digger’ Lyrics: ‘It Wasn’t Funny When He Said It’
Nicki Minaj has always been very outspoken about how racism is alive and well in Hollywood, and now she’s calling out her fellow artists who try to make light of the reality.
During a recent interview with Marie Claire, Minaj called out Kanye West for lyrics in his 2005 hit, “Gold Digger,” in which he says a man will leave his old girlfriend for a white woman once he becomes successful.
“I’m so tired of black women feeling that when our men get rich, they’re going to leave them for a woman of a different race,” she told the magazine. “It wasn’t funny when Kanye said [in his 2005 hit ‘Gold Digger’], ‘When he get on, he’ll leave your ass for a white girl’ — and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now. It wasn’t funny when he said it; it was the f–king truth.”