Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Attack Against Anaconda Single Cover... What Type of Hypocrisy????
Yes, I am a stan of Nicki Minaj, but I will step out of stan mode just to logically elaborate upon this mess, seeing as how only few have made sensible accounts while the rest are dick-riding the status quo.
Nicki Minaj premiered the artwork for her new single, "Anaconda", on Instagram, approximately 4 days ago (July 24th, 2014). Ever since then, the world of the Internet has been in an uproar. There are many positive reviews, as well as a large account of negative connotations [connotations, seeing as how most of the opposing commentary is based off of people bandwagoning and riding each other's coattails, another status quo reference]. You have parents stating their disgust of such visual, and bloggers are tapping their fingers away in shots aimed towards Ms. Minaj's legacy.
The big question is: Why the fuck are you so bothered?
This question comes into play due to the amount of irony and hypocrisy being displayed by the opposing parties. These are the same people who worship(ped) Lil' Kim (whose lyrics, might I add, mostly abided to the likes of sex, money, and gun warfare... But mostly sex), the womanizing rappers of the 90's (even some of the "rappers" today), and the models who bare it all in photoshoots for magazines, revealing every scale of skin on their body. I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this, so I'll advance onto my next point.
While you're bashing Onika (Nicki Minaj's first name for those in the back) about her image, you have yet to even acknowledge her achievements in humanitarianism. "For every bit of bad, I did a ton of good" raps Minaj in her song "Dear Old Nicki", and if you had done your research, you'd know she's not Mufasa (Lion... Lying... Once again, for those in the back).
- Did a MAC Campaign, VivaGlam, which raises over $250M in sales for HIV/AIDS
- Did a Turkey Drive at her old school in 2012
- Fulfills a little girl who is inflicted with cancer's wish by spending the day with her & giving her one of her very own wigs
- Authorized a One of a Kind Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll to be auctioned off for charity
These are just FEW of her humanitarian-esque accomplishments. Oh, might I also add that after almost every performance displayed to and/or for the public, she encourages her fans, and other children around the world to stay in school. Before you bash someone on what YOU feel is wrong, #DoYoFuckinResearch, Barb.
*In my Nicki Minaj voice*
I've noticed that it's always the females who get called out for promoting their sexuality & their heavenly shaped bodies. Oh no, the Lewinsky-ego embracing raptress is not alone. Beyoncé & Rihanna are no strangers to this petty act of bashing. There are others, but these three women have been targeted the most. Is it also safe to say race plays an issue? Yes, it is. "Racism is alive & well", Minaj tweets. Frankly, she tells no fables. Sharon Osbourne took shots towards the Queen of Rap later on that day, referring to her single's artwork as looking like a cheap, trashy porno cover, and calling her classless. Hang on, Holiday: You're the wifey of the bat head-biting Ozzy Osbourne. That's a clock within itself. Also, let's not forget your little nip-slip a few years back. You know, the one you promoted? I say promote, because you clearly are pulling your brassiere down to reveal your nipple to the flash-enabled, constantly flicking cameras. Not very classy, my dear redhead.
Later on that night, Minaj gets on Instagram & posts pictures of models who are wearing similar clothing, only this clothing was more revealing. Under every picture, Onika captions "Acceptable". Then, Maraj posts her single artwork & captions "Unacceptable". The models all had a Caucasian-esque pigmentation, and were shown wearing either equal to or less than what Minaj had on in her artwork. Thus, Minaj has proven a brilliant point in one of the most clever, yet simple, ways. But that didn't stop the mess.
Now, the attack on Minaj is that she isn't portraying a good role model and should be ashamed for potentially influencing children to be a "slut"... I pray to God that common sense makes a return soon, for the idiocy and oxymoron-ism is heavily abundant within today's society.
First off, Nicki Minaj never said out of her mouth, "I want to be a role model to the children of the world." Let's make that clear. Secondly, how DARE you blame an artist who is also an ENTERTAINER, for doing their job? Even more so, how DARE you blame them for YOUR poor parenting skills? Nicki Minaj is not your child's parent, nor is Beyoncé, Rihanna, or any of these other celebrities your child idolizes. You, as the parent or legal guardian, are the disciplinary. YOU are. These public figures most likely don't even know of your child's existence. YOU control what YOUR child listens to, what YOUR child watches, and what YOUR child does, for YOU are their disciplinary. If they're acting out of character and you disapprove, the. You are one horrible, crappy, shitty, no good for nothing ass parent. These celebrities have nothing to do with your child engaging in whatever you deem to be "foolish" and "trashy". To sum it all up, don't blame Nicki Minaj if your child wants to dress in a g-string and a sports bra, slip in some expensive ass Jordans, and pose in a sensual manner in which promotes their sexuality. You should've raised them better.
Let's go back to my question: Why the fuck are you so bothered? This isn't anything new. White (pigmented) women are praised for this kind of thing. Plus, men womanize in almost every rap lyric, and you all recite it like it's nothing. Also, Minaj has accounted for more positive acts than whatever you'd deem indecent. So WHY are you all upset? You all act as if she said she wants to be a role model to all of the kids on Earth. You act as if she's your child's parent. I don't think Nicki Minaj signed up for anything if the sort. Admit it. This is just another scapegoat route for you to place blame on someone for your lack of proper parenting skills. Some of you all are just afraid of opposition of opinions, so you ride with the flock in hopes of not being aimed at with harsh comebacks. In other words, you're DICK-RIDING.
Pitiful. Let it go, Barb.