Nicki Minaj was just interviewed for T Magazine’s Greats issue, and in it she dropped some very harsh observations about how she was treated as a black woman in her industry. According to Minaj, things were much harder for her: she was questioned more, criticized more, and had far more demands on her shoulders in regards to her behavior and looks. She believes that her rhymes have been met with skepticism she would never have gotten if she'd been a man in hip-hop.
“I had so much going against me in the beginning: being black, being a woman, being a female rapper," Minaj told T Magazine. "No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone’s favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., as a lyricist, as a writer. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing.”