Stans: "Bow down bitches. Nicki will assassinate you lyrically while wearing nothing but pasties."
Haters: "She is a cheesy pop star, not a real rapper."

The Reality: No one can deny her ability to rap. Her ventures as a pop star might alienate some of the purists, but asking artists to keep their distance from other genres is certifiably bullshit. Let her do what she wants. You can selectively like parts of her, but you'd be missing out on the full Nicki Minaj experience.