New Zealand songstress Lorde definitely isn't shy when it comes to speaking her mind. But at one point in time, the "Royals" cronner seemed to be a big fan of Young Money rapper, Nicki Minaj. Lorde once tweeted:
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The 17-year-old singer later went on to explain in New Zealand's Sunday Star Times:
“Lots of people ask me if being a female in the music industry is difficult. I think in some ways it is. Nicki Minaj spoke in this brilliant video that you should all watch, taken while she applied her eyeliner, about sexism in the industry. Nicki complained about the poor quality of a photo-shoot, and received this wave of aggression and insult.
If I am assertive, I’m a b#tch. If a man is assertive, he’s a boss. No negative connotation behind bossed up! Truth is, if Nicki doesn’t complain about a bad photo-shoot, people working with her assume those low standards are acceptable, but if she does complain it’s very hard for her not to be pegged as a diva, which I think is one of those music industry double standards that has hung around far too long.
I identified with her so strongly when I saw that video – I know what it’s like to walk on set and demand something of quality, and feel people thinking, ‘Oh, we’ve got a piece of work here.’ That’s just me trying to protect my image and my name. I sometimes think if I were a male musician, the reaction to such a basic request would be different.
There’re parts of this industry that are f#cked, for sure. I’ve missed more birthdays this year and let more friends down than I can count; I’ve grown accustomed to 4am wake-up calls and sleeping on command; sometimes my boyfriend and I get photographed in the street when we just want to have time that doesn’t belong to other people.”
But apparently, Lorde isn't a big fan of Minaj's actual music. Or Drake's. The Pure Heroine beauty recently told Interview magazine:
"Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake. YMCMB rappers create music that does not relate to most people's lives. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me, or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant.'"
Ouch - so Minaj is inspirational as a female artist, but her music is a total bore.
What do Mstars readers think about Lorde's opinion concerning YMCMB and rap?