Nicki Minaj claims Sharon Osbourne is a "hypocrite" for criticising her sexy single cover.

Nicki Minaj on Marie Claire cover

Nicki Minaj on Marie Claire cover

The rap artist - who is currently dating Meek Mill - saw her racy 'Anaconda' promo cover, on which he wore just a pink G-string and sports bra get described as a "cheap porno cover of a DVD" during a discussion on chat show 'The Talk'.

However, Sharon, 64, described Kim's famous naked selfie as "inspiring" and went on to share her own snap, and Nicki says it's a joke.

Nicki told Marie Claire magazine: "So it wasn't trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it but it was when a black woman did it?

"When Kim Kardashian's naked picture came out (Sharon) praised it and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite."

Shortly after praising Kim's selfie - in which Sharon admitted made her feel "liberated" - Sharon posted a picture of herself which impersonated the reality star's viral selfie.

She later tweeted: "@kimkardashian you inspired me! #liberated #thetalk (sic)"

Nicki said: "It's quite pathetic and sad but that is my reality and I've gotten accustomed to just shutting it down."