The “Anaconda” singer called out the fashion magazine industry for forcing her to switch up her hair style on covers, while letting women of different races sport the same look.
“For years, fashion mags would change my hair for their covers but allow women of a diff race to wear the exact style on the cover,” she tweeted Thursday.
Minaj did not identify any specific magazines, but she’s a familiar face on the cover circuit, and has graced the front of countless glossies, including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Vogue and Elle.
When a fan suggested that her massive star status should be enough to prevent magazines from switching up her look now, Minaj revealed that the racist practice hasn’t been left in the past.
“Actually, they’re still doing it babe,” she wrote.
The 34-year-old rapper is known for her ever-changing hairstyles spanning every color of the rainbow.
“I get tired of things quickly. I love change when it comes to my look … I need a new fix. It’s like a high to me — every time I change my hair it’s a high,” she told People in 2012.
Minaj is not the first to criticize the magazine industry for appearing to cater to white women.
In 2015, InStyle was accused of lightening cover girl Kerry Washington’s skin— though they later attributed the change in color to lighting. Similar claims were made against a 2014 Vanity Fair cover featuring Lupita Nyong’o