Tag Archives: Nicki Minaj

The Zen of Young Money: Being Present to the Genius of Black Youth

Guest post by Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, friend of CFC, Wonder Twin of me I fly with the stars in the skies, I am no longer trying to survive, I believe that life is a prize, But to live doesn’t mean you’re alive. Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, Angel Kyodo Williams “Over” Drake “Moment for Life” Nicki Minaj what am I doing? what am I doing? oh yeah, that’s right, I’m doing me, I’m doing me I’m living life right now and this what I’m a do til its over til it’s over, …Read more »

Really Regis?!

Dear Regis Philbin, Please watch this video of YOU, Regis Philbin, co-host of Regis and Kelly, SMACKING NICKI MINAJ’S ASS! I’ll wait… No I won’t, min 3:40 Other Crunk women of color have waxed poetic about this so I won’t belabour the point. It doesn’t matter that her last name is Minaj or that she’s black and a “she” so you thought it would be ok, that her ass is awesome, rumored to be fake, that she talks about sex explicity in her music. That’s not an invitation to sexual harassment on national television. You don’t get a pass because you’re …Read more »

Nicki’s World

As BET gets set to air its documentary about women and hip hop Monday, I am finding my 30-plus, old school feminist-self working hard to gear up to get down with the over-the-top, lyrically layered, brand savvy rapper that is Nicki Minaj. The self-described Barbie is inescapable. She works every rap and R&B hook, and changes her looks to fashion what could be categorized as camp, cultural appropriation or classic sexual objectification.  Until Minaj, I’ve managed to safely maneuver around mainstream new millennium starlets because they offered no more than a cookie-cutter replica of the unique hip hop dynamism I …Read more »

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