Background: Nicki wears PVC coat Miu Miu, wired bra Chromat, silk knickers Bluebella. Foreground: silk corseted dress Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, wired bra Chromat, elastic corset New York Vintage, leather belt Zana BaynePhotography Steven Klein, styling Robbie Spencer

Nicki Minaj: ‘Shout out to Margaret Thatcher’

The rapper praised the Tory leader, Taylor Swift and Rosa Parks on her confessional radio show

Queen Radio has mostly drawn in listeners because, if you tune in, you’re guaranteed to hear Nicki Minaj screech her gripes at full volume over the airwaves.

Episode five did not deviate from the shout-and-shock format – at one point she did a shout out to the late Margaret Thatcher. Yes, while commending prominent women like Rosa Parks (who “was looking very pretty on that bus too”), Halle Berry, and Taylor Swift, Nicki bizarrely praised the Conservative leader. Just to remind you this is the same woman who led a Tory government that destroyed the UK’s manufacturing industry, made unemployment among the working class soar, took milk out of children’s mouths, and rolled out homophobic legislation.

Later on the show, she squashed her feud with Kylie Jenner (and her newborn daughter) having criticised the reality TV star for supporting the father of her child by posting a his tour pass on her Instagram. Nicki believes this to have been one of the things that allowed Travis Scott’s Astroworld to stay at number one on the Billboard 200.

“I fucking love Kylie and that’s not going to change. She has been put in a little awkward situation, but this isn’t real life – this is entertainment,” she explained. “I love Kylie and so do my fans. Kim was on my first Queen Radio show. I fucking love her, so we’re not going to do that. It’s obvious she’s got to ride with her man – why the fuck wouldn’t she?”

During the broadcast she named Travis’ manager the “cock sucker of the day” and went in on Pitchfork for being the “Dick Rider of the Year”. The show also featured an in-studio appearance from Hot 97's Ebro Darden and Virgil Abloh sent her some flowers. It was embellished with sultry sex talk and she eventually hopped on the phone with one of her fans. Is Nicki Minaj going to be the one to revive the radio format for youngsters? With this much drama, probably.

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