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Nicki Minaj criticizes media for not showing pictures of her smiling

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Nicki Minaj has lashed out at the media for unfairly portraying her as aggressive, saying news organizations use photos of her looking angry, while “always managing to find a smiling photo of the ‘other’ team.” She tweeted several pictures of herself smiling and specifically named and shamed gossip website Just Jared and U.S. radio station KIIS FM for what she sees as their implicit bias in using an “angry” photo of her while portraying reality star Farrah Abraham as smiling in their reporting of a recent Twitter feud between the two celebrities. It’s not the first time the 33-year old rapper has pointed out the ways in which she has been treated differently in the media than white artists, most famously when she criticized MTV and the music industry when her video for Anaconda did not receive a nomination at the VMAs.  Back then, she tweeted that she was a “different kind of artist” and that her video would have been nominated if it celebrated “women with very slim bodies.”

Read the full story at The Independent.


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