All isn’t well in the land of hip hop sort of! There’s no beef with anyone. Only some strong commentary regarding Nicki Minaj’s recent “Paper” Magazine Cover photo.
Eve brings up some valid points, “I worked with Nicki, I got to know her on ‘Barbershop’… she’s a nice person, she’s an amazing rapper, and as a lyricist I respect her… but as a woman, from my point of view, personally, I would not be able to do that,” Eve, 39, said. “I think in this climate, it’s not good. I think every artist has a right to express themselves however they want to express themselves and I respect that as well. For me personally, as I started coming up in the business, I started realizing that young girls were looking up to me and younger people were looking up to me, and that, not that you want to be a role model, but it becomes what you become, it is what you are.”
She provided additional insight,“As I’ve gotten older … I’d just rather be a voice that’s uplifting… I can be a voice for those girls that might not have a voice, in a different way without showing myself off … For the Nicki fans, I love her, respect her. Go women in hip hop. It’s not my thing. I just don’t think it’s right. Personally. Period. That’s it.”
There are some in the twitterverse, that believe Eve is being a bit of a hypocrite,
I happen to disagree with the critique from Twitter. If you listen to her segment until the end, Eve is simply implying that from growth and accepting her role as a role model, a photo of that nature is something she would not do. Parent’s with young children, must be careful in whom they allow their children to entertain. If not careful, celebrity influence can be stronger and cause great damage. I’m surprised Nicki released such hyper sexualized content, considering the recent guilty verdict handed down to her brother for predatory sexual assault on a child younger than 13. Despite her trying to remain mum, she is unfortunately being brought up in the conversations because of her continued support for him.
Since, when did stating your opinion about your growth and adult decisions equal “slut shaming”? We have got to be careful about this as women.