Nicki Minaj will be bigger than ever and more of a role model to our little girls whether we like it or not.
Women degrading themselves and selling sex appeal is nothing new in Hip Hop but Minaj doing so disturbs me because she is actually very talented. She doesn't have to stoop to this level to sell CDs or become a major star.
She has chosen the path that has given us shining examples of womanhood like Lil Kim and Foxy Brown. Nothing any of us would want our daughters to aspire to unless of course you work as a stripper and want a chip off the ole block.
I grew up in a era with Queen Latifah and MC Lyte when female rappers prided themselves on their skills on the mic and not on trying to see who could swallow it. What happened to wanting to be respected as an artist?
While much of this falls on Minaj and her label it also falls on the consumer. We buy this bull****. If this degrading image of black women didn't sell labels wouldn't put it out there.
Now I know that responsibility for what our children watch and listen to falls on the parents but sadly many little girls don't have parents that turn that garbage off. Hell mom and hopefully dad jump up and start dancing too.
Maybe I'm naive but I think that some responsibility falls on the artist here especially when they know their prospective audience. Am I wrong here?
George Cook AAreports.com