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Nicki Minaj recently covered the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, which she shared to her 88 million followers on Instagram. However, things aren’t going as planned.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community are enraged because they felt it was not Nicki’s place to speak on LGBT rights, angry that she agreed to cover the Russian magazine in the first place. Reports state the country has very strict anti-LGTBQ+ laws.
Russia has anti LGBTQIA propaganda laws, Chechnya supported by Russia tortures it’s LGBTQIA citizens, & w your LGBTQ+ fans you can’t even speak to that in this interview bc it’s illegal in Russia, what’s good @NICKIMINAJ , this should’ve been a hard pass. pic.twitter.com/6WqZdXSKKl
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) July 13, 2018
Queer Eye actor Jonathan Van Ness took to his Twitter to call out Nicki and her decision to cover the August 2018 issue. He continues, “I’m just disappointed in some people from where I’m sitting in life.” Nicki has yet to respond.