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Nicki Minaj Defends “Anaconda” Cover Art

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCEveryone seemed to have an opinion about Nicki Minaj‘s not-so-safe-for-work art for her new single, “Anaconda,” but the rapper has justified showing off her assets by comparing herself to the swimsuit models featured on Sport Illustrated.

The rapper posted a revealing picture of Kate Upton‘s cover, in which the model is showing off her physique in a tiny bikini. “Acceptable,” Nicki wrote in the caption.

Nicki also shared Chrissy Tiegen‘s first SI swimsuit Issue, in which John Legend‘s topless model wife poses seductively with her back facing the camera next to two other topless models. “Angelic. Acceptable. Lol,” Nicki chimes in again.

She then posted two other photos of models showing their backsides before re-posting her cover art, which sees Nicki wearing only a pink G-string, halter top, and blue Jordans. “UNACCEPTABLE,” she wrote in all caps.

Some fans seemed to appreciate the rapper’s comparison.  One wrote, “When the other does it, it’s a celebration/appreciation of the female body. When ‘we’ do it, we are shameful and every kind of Black whore.”  However, others were critical of Nicki’s influence on her young fans. One commented, “You don’t need to show off what you’ve got to sell an album. Maybe use your talent instead.

Nicki said that she’ll continue to post pictures of other “thots” (that hoe over there), to get her point across. “Putting out some more tmrw for the f*q of it. LMFAOOOOO. Thots out here showin p*ss lips but u mad at da kid.  LMFAO,” she tweeted.

“Anaconda,” which arrives Monday, serves as the second single from Nicki’s upcoming album, The Pink Print.



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