Remember how Nicki Minaj announced that she'd be teaming up with ABC Family for a sitcom based on her younger years? Well, Ellen DeGeneres decided to parody the show, and lots of folks aren't happy about it.
"It was just announced that Nicki Minaj is producing a sitcom of her childhood growing up in Queens, New York. It’s not on the air yet, but I called in a favor and I was able to get us a very exclusive sneak peek," the host told her show audience. "This is totally real, not something we put together as a joke."
In the scene, which is shot very much like a '90s sitcom, a young Onika appears with a humongous out-of-this-world butt. Later on, viewers see that the dunk runs in the family as her mom and dad also have some big butts that do not lie. So what's the real issue here? Well, several outlets have come forth to claim that the skit has some majorly racist undertones.
Gawker specifically noted "It was a joke, see, except…what exactly was the joke? That Nicki Minaj has a big butt? (OK, fine, but that’s just the truth, not really…a joke?) That black people have big butts? That black dogs have big butts? That black women’s bodies are absurd?"
However, some could argue that Minaj has placed a major emphasis on her butt for her image, branding and even her catalogue. Did everyone just forget about "Anaconda"?
DeGeneres nor Minaj have yet to respond to the scandal, but "The Ellen Show" has removed the video from their official website and YouTube channel. If you want to catch the skit, check out a ripped version of the parody while you still can right here.
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