Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' artwork goes viral

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For the past year, Nicki Minaj seems to be wrapped up in controversy with every post or comment she makes on social media.

While putting out arguably some of her hardest bars in years in preparation of her upcoming album, Pinkprint, she has made some public missteps.

From butting heads with the family of Malcolm X to collaborating with Chicago artist Lil Herb on “Chi-Raq to shading rappers who use ghostwriters (a subtle shot at Australian emcee Iggy Azelea), there has been no shortage of controversy.

Adding to the list, the first lady of Young Money released artwork for her upcoming single, “Anaconda,” over the weekend.  And like Lil Kim did on her Hardcore cover from the 90’s, Nicki left nothing to the imagination in her pink g-string and blue Jordans.

Needless to say, the pic went viral and “meme-able,” with some people shaming Nicki for the barely-there pic while others supported her freedom of expression.

Nicki’s opinion leaned more towards the latter and used the opportunity to post a series of pics featuring supermodels, including the recent cover of Sport Illustrated Swimsuit edition, to point out a double standard to her public backlash.

“Angelic. Acceptable lol,” Minaj captioned this photo from her Instagram account:

Does Nicki have a point? Is there a double standard? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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