Bleacher report “You want to be a black man in a black country?
I’m a white guy in the country of black people,” says Nicki Minaj on her new song, “I’m Not Afraid.”
The “Black and White” singer, who grew up in South Central Los Angeles, and has since moved to New York City, spoke with the Washington Post about her experiences living in a predominantly white country.
The song’s title comes from a poem that Minaj wrote to her grandmother, who died of melanoma, when she was just 11 years old.
She writes, “My grandmother was a beautiful white woman who gave me so much love and kindness and support,” Minaj told the Post.
“When she passed, I just thought, ‘What’s the point of all this?
Why are I living in this country?
Why am I being pushed to this place?'””
I’m not Afraid” will be featured in the next issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday, July 9.