yes. i’m doing it. i’m finally addressing the nicki situation. why did i wait so long? i think initially i wanted to see it play out, to see if it ended up not being as bad as i thought it would. when it DID reach that level of ignorance i decided i didn’t want to give it any energy. i wanted to focus on creating music that existed as the antithesis of hers, employing a solution instead of complaining about yet ANOTHER rapper contributing to the downfall of the culture of hip hop. but i can’t keep quiet any longer. i’m completely fed up.
It was during the bet cypher of 2009 that nicki was introduced to the worldwide audience. backed by the legendary dj premier on the wheels of steel, nicki’s animated flow, pitch changes and pantomimes were certainly odd, but you couldn’t deny that she could spit. after it aired, there were mixed reviews all over the hip hop blogs. some folks found her flow annoying, some were just enthralled by her beauty, but others saw the potential. and so did i, i’m not gon lie. i started doing some research on you tube to see if she actually had lyrics or if she was just a pretty gimmick signed to cash money. and she actually could rhyme. and yes. her content was negative. i wasn’t delusional. i didn’t expect lil wayne to sign a new lauryn hill. i just wasn’t ready for how negative it would turn out to be.
nicki’s hypersexualized aesthetic was enhanced(pardon the pun) by her obviously false behind and breasts. the blatant sexuality and references to her own bisexuality were problematic enough, but we’ll get back to that. even more harmful was her increasingly hateful attacks of black women in her lyrics. every woman was a bitch, on her team or not. she even quoted the well known racist don imus on her song sh–ed on em, saying “these little nappy headed hoes need a perminator”. REALLY??? she was lauding the idea of black women becoming plastic by creating an army of Barbies donning colorful wigs, false eyelashes, nails, and asses quoting empty and self denigrating lyrics. She fed into our already well developed psychosis, projecting a message of self hatred and a racist agenda against her own people. and it was all packaged so prettily.
nicki won over our young with her colorful clothes, nails, and animation. and how clever was it to use a popular doll to lure in the adolescent girls, to create an identification using Barbie, a doll that for so many years already had little blacks girl longing for flowing straight hair and perfectly disproportionate bodies, perpetuating the painful heart of “the bluest eye”, toni morrison’s epic novel. nicki’s blond wigs and blue contacts were helping to create a whole new generation of pecolas, hating themselves and craving the european aesthetics that would allow them to be loved and valued as beautiful. i knew that the MACHINE used artists as tools to keep the people down, stuck in a state of limbo, but the nicki agenda was coming at us with a vengeance. her songs were destructive mantras, repetitive sound bytes of negativity, “stupid hoe” being a prime example. here she calls her intended target a stunt double to a monkey while she crawls around in a cage. To think, we spent centuries being treated as subhuman, analyzed and ridiculed like animals by European “scientists” and voyeurs(research Sara Baartman) and she is willingly offering herself as subject. she is a living and breathing tool of white supremacy, supporting our schizophrenia by creating a schizophrenic character of her own, roman zolanski, a gay white boy who spews the most venomous lyrics against black women. and it seems to be no coincidence that the name is eerily similar to roman polanski, the half jewish polish director arrested and convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in the late 70′s. C’mon son!! it gets so deep. she rocks dildos on stage then gets selected to host the kid’s choice awards and you think this isn’t a conspiracy to corrupt our children? nicki is well aware of her role. she makes no apologies for her behavior and proudly proclaims that as long as she’s paid-IT DOESN’T MATTER.
it seems that our celebrities are willing to do ANYTHING for a dollar, panting for the next 15 minutes as if it were their last breath. the worship of fiat currency has become a religion, which nicki clearly adheres to, as evidenced by her latest stunt at the grammys. she arrived in a red nun’s habit accompanied by a white bishop/pope like figure(rocking a hedjet, the white crown of upper KMT) on the red carpet. the significance of the color red in the catholic church symbolizes the presence of God or the blood of martyrs. i’m all for black people recognizing and proclaiming their divinity, but she was making a stance, clearly aligning and self identifying herself with the Catholic church, the lifelong enemies of the Moors and the rulers of the free world. let’s not talk about her ridiculous performance steeped in ritual with altar boys and bishops gyrating on stage worshiping her as demon possessed.
i could go on and on, but i think the point is clear. there is an obvious agenda to further push us, black people, into a state of oppression and music is one of the main tools used for this purpose. The most ignorant and non-sensical music sells, while “conscious” music is maligned and automatically dismissed as lame or irrelevant. Some of the most conscious rap acts(brand nubians, rakim,public enemy,krs one,etc) were completely mainstream and heavily promoted at one time, so it’s not that “consciousness” doesn’t sell. awareness is just not the message that they want to send anymore. they want superficiality,sex,drugs,and murder to lull us to sleep, and nicki is one of many who gladly administer the sedative. i don’t dislike her because i don’t know her. and i’m not hating(though i know that’s the first thing that celebrity worshipers will label me) i just hate what she’s doing to our children. i hate that money has strong-armed her conscience into the backseat of her consciousness. i’m a lover of good music and i know and respect that every one’s message or perspective won’t be the same as mine. i love diversity of opinions and style, but i simply cannot tolerate this very intentional debasement of black women. There’s a spell being cast and hopefully this article will inspire the discourse needed to break it.
Peace, love, and light,