Rebecca Macatee, E! ONLINE
(EOnline.com)—Nicki Minaj isn’t one of the artists caught up in a racially fueled Twitter war at the moment, but that doesn’t mean she’s not upset about ongoing injustice in our society.
In her new Rolling Stone interview, the rapper opens up about recent incidents of police violence against black Americans, including the unpunished killing of Eric Garner.
“It’s sickening, and I’ve been reading so many people saying, ‘Why are we surprised?’ That’s what’s really sad: that we should somehow be used to being treated like animals,” she tells the mag. “It’s gotten to the point where people feel like there’s no accountability: If you are law enforcement and you do something to a black person, you can get away with it.”