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Nicki Minaj has fired back at critics who called her "Anaconda" video inappropriate.

"If a man did the same video with sexy women in it, no one would care," Minaj tells V Magazine. "You're talking about newspeople who don't even know anything about hip-hop culture. It's so disrespectful for them to even comment on something they have no idea about. They don't say anything when they're watching the Victoria's Secret show and seeing boobs and thongs all day. Why? Shame on them. Shame on them for commenting on 'Anaconda' and not commenting on the rest of the oversexualized business we're a part of."

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The video for "Anaconda" was inspired by Sir Mix-a-Lot's 1992 clip for "Baby Got Back," a song which "Anaconda" samples.

Minaj says that her music and personal brand come with a feminist message. "I always feel it's important for me to show females that they can be in charge of their own situation," she says.

"Anaconda" is the first single off of Minaj's upcoming album The Pinkprint, which is out Nov. 24. Watch the video below. What do you think of Minaj's comments?