Nicki Minaj vents about getting served pickle juice in a clip from her MTV documentary “My Time Now,” airing Sunday at 10 p.m. After showing up to an unprofessional photo shoot where their budget isn’t up to snuff, the pink-haired rapper goes off about getting treated with the respect she deserves.
“I put quality in what I do. I spend time and I spend energy and I spend effort and I spend everything I have, every fiber of my being, to give people quality,” she barks. “So if I turn up to a photo shoot and you got a $50 clothes budget and some sliced pickles on a motherfuckin’ board, you know what? No. I am gonna leave. Is that wrong? Wanting more for myself? Wanting people to treat me with respect? You know what? Next time, they know better. But had I accepted the pickle juice, I would be drinking pickle juice right now.”
The Young Money spitter also addresses the double standards of being in control, comparing herself to Donald Trump. “When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He bossed up. No negative connotation behind ‘bossed up.’ But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch. Donald Trump can say, ‘You’re fired.’ Let Martha Stewart run her company the same way and be the same way,” she states.
Before putting her makeup in check and asking that the footage be scrapped, the Harajuku Barbie discusses the pressures put on women to succeed in the rap world. “When you’re a girl, you have to be everything. You have to be dope at what you do but you have to be super sweet and you have to be sexy and you have to be this, you have to be that, and you have to be nice,” she says. “It’s like, ‘I can’t be all those things at once. I’m a human being.’”
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