Nicki Show’s off her “Ass”ets on her Anaconda single artwork.
Nicki Minaj’s latest single “Anaconda” has already been the most talked about song of the summer, even though the song has yet to be released. The rapper recently revealed the cover to her unreleased song and the reaction must have struck a nerve.
Nicki Minaj is often a figure of controversy and has never defended her artistic statements. At least not until the unveiling of this certain single. The rapper took it upon herself, after the backlash about her photo, to brief the world of the “double standard” of her “assets” versus theirs.
The artist covertly displays the double standard of black bodies vs other raced women on Twitter this past Friday by posting pictures of supermodels and labeling their similar raunchy photos as “acceptable” and self labeling her own photo as “unacceptable”.
Here’s the one that’s most reasonable to compare.
Other “acceptable” pictures posted by the artist can be found here.
The artist poses a great debatable issue. Although African American, Black, Afro anything women have always dealt with the issue of being over sexualized. As her cover displays, you can do and wear the same thing as other raced women but your image will be viewed as negative.
This is not justified to the women who participate in such photos but solely based on cultural history stereotypes. We can get into a whole history lesson and debate on the whole “double standard” on the over sexualization of black women but that’s a whole other article on it’s own.
Nicki makes an excellent point in bringing social inequalities to light. It also makes you question why would a woman of her stature make this risqué photo her cover art? It seems like a cry for attention.
She’s proven herself successful not only as a female rap artist, but as a well accepted pop artist. She’s at a point in her career where this type of attention is not needed. Do we blame twerking for changing the image of female artists and how it has become the norm to “show what you got” in order to remain relevant?
Nicki Minaj is no stranger to creating chaos. Earlier this year she dropped the cover art to her single “Looking A** Ni**a” that included a picture of Malcolm X’s iconic photo seen below.
It appears to be a new trend that she’s setting by generating the most controversial covers to possibly remain relevant. It’s almost an act of desperation at this point. Let’s be honest. She’s not leaking these covers by accident.
Minaj has since pushed the Anaconda single back from July 28, 2014 to August 4, 2014 and released a supposed new cover.
She posted, “My darlingz, I’ve pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promise you will understand why before the week is out. Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu“, along with the picture seen below.
It’s hard to assume what the controversial artist will do next. Schemes and scandals can only prevail for so long. What’s going to happen when all the controversy no longer satisfies the masses and people will only focus on her music? Does Nicki feel her music isn’t enough to entertain her followers? Maybe she fears her gimmicks will lose peoples interest like Lady Gaga.
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