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Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Angelina Jolie (left) and Brad Pitt.
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Minaj blasts West for racial double standards

 

The 33-year-old musician has spoken out in defence of black women feeling as though they're not good enough, calling out the double standard between Kanye West's lyrics in his 2005 hit Gold Digger and his relationship with Kim Kardashian West.

Speaking in the November issue of Marie Claire magazine, the Anaconda rapper said: "I'm so tired of black women feeling that when our men get rich, they're going to leave them for a woman of a different race. It wasn't funny when Kanye said [in Gold Digger], 'When he get on, he'll leave your ass for a white girl' - and Kanye happens to be with a white girl now. It wasn't funny when he said it; it was the f***ing truth."

And that wasn't the only thing the Superbass hitmaker had to say about the 35-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, as she recently hit out at Sharon Osbourne for praising the star's naked selfie.

On Sharon's television show, The Talk, the 64-year-old presenter described Nicki's Anaconda promo cover - in which he wore just a pink G-string and sports bra - as a "cheap porno cover of a DVD".

However, when photos surfaced of Kim's famous naked selfie, Sharon branded the picture as "inspiring" and even went on to replicate the cover herself.

Nicki said: "So it wasn't trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a black woman did it?

"When Kim Kardashian's naked picture came out, (Sharon) praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite."

And the Bang Bang musician says she accepts that it's "pathetic", but admits she is "accustomed" to speaking out against it.

She added: "It's quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality and I've gotten accustomed to just shutting it down."

 

 

‘The Lost City of Z’ director thinks Pitt is the “greatest guy”

Brad Brad, 52, served as a producer on the new action-adventure biographical film, and although he was absent from its opening at the New York Film Festival, James has remained close to the actor throughout his high-profile separation from actress Angelina Jolie.

James shared: “I’ve exchanged a lot of emails with him. I love him to death. I’ve been here, obviously, not there. I’ll see him soon. He is the greatest guy.”

James admitted that the movie would not have been possible without his good friend.

He told PEOPLE: “I owe him a huge debt. He was the one who sent the book [that inspired the film] to me and he’s the one who’s stuck by me for many, many years. And I’ve got nothing but love for that guy.”

Meanwhile, Brad is reported to have recently seen his children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight – for the first time sinceAngelina filed for divorce on September 19, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

The Fury actor met with some of his children on October 8 in the presence of a therapist, as per terms agreed when a parenting plan was put in place earlier this month.

A source previously said: “People from both sides hope that the two sides will reach a longer-term agreement on their own. The hope is that this period of time will lead them to be able to resolve things without the involvement of the courts.”