I took a hiatus from posting yesterday, but while at the gym I happened to catch the Nicki Minaj interview on the view. Of all the things she said, there was something that really caught my attention that really gave me a new found respect for her telling parents to parent their children.
During the interview, she was asked about her style and does she pick out all the outfits herself. Nicki told “The View” that she is pretty much always in charge of what she wears and that she loves showing skin. She was later warned by one of “The View” cast members about “showing skin” because of her miniature barbz and Nicki went straight to the parents on that one:
“I’m not not showing skin ‘cause of 5- and 6-year-olds, because 5- and 6-year-olds have to be parented by their parents.”
She went on to say:
“I’m not their parent, but I love children and I love education and I love ambition, and I love all those great things, and I always tell my fans that,” she said. “I’m also very realistic in telling them, ‘Hey, I work hard for what I have and if you want to be successful, you have to work hard.’ I’m really big on that.”
I have to admit I totally agree with Nicki because there seems to be a lot of responsibility thrown on celebrities and their behavior and not parents. Celebrities are human just like anyone else and they deserve the right to do, act, dress, and speak any way they want to, their grown. There is no reason a 5 or 6 year old should even know anything about Nicki Minaj, her music or how she dresses. It’s time for parents to be just that, parents, and stop allowing their children to see certain things. It’s a parents job to raise their kids and monitor what they see, hear and have access to, not Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown or any other celebrity for that matter.
Nicki admitted to not being raised in a household with strict rules and said she longed for that:
“Sometimes when you don’t have something it makes you subconsciously search for it even more. I don’t think I had a lot of discipline in my household. My mom motivated me, but it wasn’t a strict household. I kind of wanted a strict household,”
I was happy to hear her say that because I get tired of parents pointing the finger at celebrities as if they’re on a pedestal and are supposed to be these perfect “role models” for their children. As a child, your parents are the first adults you meet and THEY should be your role models, not some strangers they see on TV who they’ve never met and probably will never meet.
It’s time for parents to take back control of their household and their kids. Nicki should be able to show as much or as less skin as she want because YOUR KIDS shouldn’t be watching!
Check out a snippet of the interview below:
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