these gifs still break me
every time i see these gifs, i imagine him reading the hate, crying, and telling himself to stay strong for his fans
and it really hurts me
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
Anyone ever think that maybe, just fucking maybe, it’s because the first four pictures are from magazines—magazines for men and women—and hers is an album cover?
Like just throwing that out there could deff be why, but you know…
I’ma need you to explain why you think it makes a difference whether someone’s ass is on a magazine cover or an album cover.
I get that you’re an anti-feminist and all, but that’s a reach even from that camp. I mean, assuming you didn’t bother to look up the shit Nicki Minaj has gone through over being comfortable with her body and sexuality, or the common sexualization of the Black female body that leaves no room for us to celebrate ourselves and instead encourages us to be used — assuming all of that, it’s still a super reach. I can go to any store that sells both magazines and music and see the cover of a magazine just as well as I can see the cover of an album.
So, yeah, I’ma need you to give up why that would possibly make a difference in the way Nicki Minaj’s ass is viewed as unacceptable and trashy versus the Sports Illustrated cover and spreads she posted to Instagram.
Honey, it personally doesn’t make a difference to me, but if her album isn’t being released because of the album cover, or people are fighting it, it’s quite probable that they are because of the record label being skeptical of sales with a cover like that—as she pointed out it’s inappropriate—
the other hilarious possibility is that NM thinks the parental guidance level refers to her ass and not her lyrics.
Personally, I dont give a tit about her struggle with her own body, because there are millions of people who struggle with it, so why would I give a Fuck about her. After all, she gets paid “250 k for a verse”—don’t ask me what song that’s from because I have no fucking clue—
Furthermore, those are all pictures from Sports Illustrated, which—depending where you live and what store you’re in—can either be kept behind the counter or with other magazines. It’s actually up to the merchants discretion, for the most part.
There are nudity standards, and as long as it doesn’t violate those, it’ll be over the counter merch.
How often do you just jump into things without bothering to get context? You’ve speculated so much here that is completely irrelevant and I’m still debating with myself over whether or not it’s worth the time to explain to someone who obviously just wants a reason to be upset about something. I’d suggest, again, that you Google the situation.
Nicki gets stickers because of her lyrics. The album cover could be two polar bear cubs playing in the snow and the sticker would still be on there. It’s about the response the cover got. I mean, really, you could go to the original upload on her IG and read the comments there, but more than that actual international news sources commented on whether or not it was tasteful. Which you’d know if you’d bothered to look it up before forming an opinion. Something they don’t do for SI swimsuit models, who show just as much body. They don’t raise questions of whether something is a desperate cry for attention or not.
All of the other irrelevant and ill-informed nonsense you spouted off about the label, nudity standards, availability, and whatnot — again, try being informed about something before you comment on it.
“the shit Nicki Minaj has gone through over being comfortable with her body and sexuality” actually referred to people with platforms being vocal about her and artists like her being so open with their sexuality and shaming that — which you would know if you — yet again — bothered with knowing what you speak on. It helps.