MC Nicki Minaj confirmed her bisexuality in a Details interview this week. Here's Mariah Carey's "Up Out of My Face," on which Minaj appears.
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Here she is with Ludacris in "My Chick Bad."
And Usher's "Lil Freak."
And here's the fun women's/queer studies part of that Details interview:
Q: What can women get away with in hip-hop that men can't?
A: I have a lot of freedom to be crazy. I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper. And I can show my boobs. Guys can't do that.
Q: You sign your fans' breasts at shows. Do their boyfriends get jealous?
A: If anything, boys are telling me to sign their girls' boobs. I've gone through 15 markers in a single night--because the girls are usually sweating, and a marker will stop writing if the girls are wet.
Q: As an openly bisexual rapper, do you think hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly?
A: I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it's harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we'll see one in my lifetime.