Wow. This blog hits it hard. The author has taken Nicki Minaj, a popular female rapper, and personifies her as such a influential figure for women everywhere. Many people hear her music and automatically assume that the lyrics are “hyper-sexualized” as the author phrases it. Digging deeper into her music can help you understand the true meanings of the words she writes; talking personally about her abortion, explaining her strong ideals of feminism, and most importantly, standing up for herself. Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with. Her music is powerful, and at the same time controversial. She may not seem like the orthodox feminist, that’s because she isn’t.
Nicki Minaj routinely addresses misogyny in the entertainment industry and pipes up about double standards against women. Her method may be unorthodox—the hyper-sexualized imagery could serve as distractions to her message, but the Queens-bred rapper constantly cheerleads for women, not in traditional activism, but on billboard charts, in boardrooms and in interviews.
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