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Frisky Rant: The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Cover Art & Her “Black Jezebel” Brand

Frisky Rant: The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Cover Art & Her "Black Jezebel" Brand

Last week, Nicki Minaj released the artwork for her new single “Anaconda,” featuring the rapper in a squat position with her large posterior aimed directly at viewers. The image was met with mostly support from fans and critics but some questioned if the image was “too racy.” In response to those criticisms, Minaj tweeted several Sports Illustrated photos with White swimsuit models in similar poses and the message “angelic” and “acceptable,” hinting at society’s racial bias that does not treat Black bodies with the same respect as White ones — a statement that was met with more controversy. Keep reading »

T.I. & Iggy Azalea’s “No Mediocre” Collaboration Is A Bunch Of Sexist Crap

T.I. & Iggy Azalea's "Mediocre" Collaboration Is A Bunch Of Sexist Crap
Not Even Mediocre -- Just Crappy

Hip-hop is probably my favorite genre of music, but goddamn, sometimes the lyrics can go and ruin a perfectly great song. Such is the case with T.I.’s collaboration with Iggy Azalea, “No Mediocre,” which musically is cool and catchy and would be super fun to dance to — if not for the lyrics being painfully sexist from start to finish. The song is all about how T.I. doesn’t want to get with any women he deems “mediocre,” specifically women who don’t do their hair, have “bush” (“I should see nothing but pussy when I look down there”), wear tennis shoes instead of heels, and don’t have pretty faces and a “fat ass.” In other words, the song is about how mediocre and unworthy the vast majority of women in the world are, according to T.I. Keep reading »

Listen Up: Nicki Minaj’s New Ballad, “Pills N Potion,” Will Give You Life

I’ve always been a little meh on Nicki Minaj, but today the rapper dropped a ballad that is knocking my socks off. “Pills N Potion” is an uplifting, but not-even-remotely cheesy love song directed at her haters and will be featured on Nicki’s upcoming album The Pink Print. “Swearin’ on the Bible that they love you but they’re no different from all your rivals / but I don’t wish death on ‘em, I just reflect on ‘em,” Minaj raps on the pared-down track, giving fans a taste of what they can expect from her next effort. I LOVE it. Listen below! [Rolling Stone]

Aww, Eminem’s New Music Video Is An Apology To His Mom

Eminem's video for "Headlights"
Marshall Is Totes Sorry

How did Eminem spend Mother’s Day? By releasing a music video for yet another song all about his relationship with his mother, Debbie Mathers. But unlike songs past, which focused on a mutual addiction to Valium (“My Mom”) or being a “victim of Munchhausen’s Syndrome” (“Cleaning Out My Closet”), “Headlights” is actually an apology. Directed by Spike Lee and shot in the rapper’s native “Detroit,” the video shows Eminem flipping through childhood photo albums and depicts a tearful reunion scene, a reference to the mother and son’s longtime estrangement. A sample of the lyrics: “Cause, now I know it’s not your fault and I’m not making jokes / That song I’ll no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it’s on the radio.” Aww, here’s hoping these two finally reconcile … and that an apology to Eminem’s ex, Kim Mathers, is next. [Consequence of Sound]

Hey Ya! Watch Outkast Reunite At Coachella

Hey Ya! Watch Outkast Reunite At Coachella
Watch Their Entire Set Here!

Didn’t make it to Coachella in time (or at all) to see Outkast reunite? No worries, their entire set is above! (That crowd is not nearly hyped enough, especially considering how much Andre 3000 and Big Boi must be suffering in all them layers in the desert heat.)

5 Reasons We Can’t Get Enough Of The ‘Born Sinner’ J. Cole

5 Reasons We Can't Get Enough Of J. Cole

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you’re familiar with the news that J.Cole released his sophomore album Born Sinner this week. While I’m sure most of you are aware of the North Carolina native’s amazing lyricism and his ability to produce both club bangers and sexy slow jams, few know the real Jermaine Cole — the St. John’s graduate who was raised by a single mother in the small town of Fayetteville, North Carolina. J.Cole is able to strip himself down beyond his rapper persona and relate to his fans. And, that’s one of the reasons what makes his lyrics stand out amongst some of the cliché hip-hop artists that we have in the industry today. If you’re not a fan yet, let us give you five reasons why we love the Roc Nation artist. Read more on Hello Beautiful…

Is Nicki Minaj A Republican And Voting For Mitt Romney?

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Nicki's A Republican?!

Nicki Minaj is supposedly a Republican voting for Mitt Romney (just for financial reasons, though). In a new Lil Wayne mixtape, Nicki raps “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / you lazy bitches is fucking up the economy.” Didn’t see that one coming. However, considering Nicki’s next lyrics are about being in Miami “chilling with a zombie,” maybe she’s taking some creative liberties? But who the hell knows. Remember when Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch turned out to be Ron Paul fans?  [NYMag.com]

Jon Hamm Does A Freestyle Rap About The Movie “Taxi”

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Jon Hamm Talks Rape
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Jon Hamm advocates rape prevention education. Sigh. Read More »
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On an episode of the upcoming TV show “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, Jon Hamm — “Mad Men”‘s Don Draper and America’s Dream Man — tries his hand at freestyle rapping alongside the show’s Reggie Watts. His choice of topic? The movie “Taxi.” At first, Julie was concerned that Hamm was being “Franco-ized” — i.e. insisting on trying to be amazing at everything – but Hamm’s skills are pretty terrible, so it’s adorable instead. His New York accent is impressive though! [via Crushable]

Nicki Minaj Says Asking Her Not To Cuss Is Sexist

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“Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? Nobody stops them and says ‘Would you stop swearing… for the children, please?’ … I don’t want children cursing. I’m very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music. Even my music. … Don’t you think it’s strange, though? I used to see Eminem in concert and people were bringing their little brother or whatever. Nobody stops them and says [she adopts a posh English accent], ‘Would you stop swearing, Eminem, for loads of money?’ I don’t get it, I don’t get it.” 

– Nicki Minaj did a great interview with the UK Guardian and talked about lots of feminist-y themes, including the scrutiny she’s put under for being a woman who sings some really “dirty” lyrics. Nicki talks about how she knows those two little girls on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Sophia Grace and Rosie — who rap clean versions of her songs have brought her a lot of attention, but that doesn’t make her kids’ singer. I love this woman. [Guardian UK]

Betty White Raps


Here’s what I have to say about Betty White’s rap song with Luciana, “I’m Still Hot.” It’s better than anything Ke$ha has ever done, but not as good as that LMFAO song that I can’t help but love, “Party Rock Anthem.” For the record, I hate myself for admitting that. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

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