I think the thing I adore/enjoy the most about Nicki Minaj is that time and time again, almost any and everywhere she can? She makes it clear that her actions are NOT for the male gaze. The male gaze gets no peace from Nicki Minaj; she disrupts it constantly. She disrupts their fantasy. She disrupts the ability to ignore and project onto her - cause she’s not going to be the same one moment to the next, far less one song to the next.
Nicki Minaj lives and breathes radical presence as a woman, a WoC, being whole and not one dimensional; forcing herself out of projected molds and it is AWESOME.