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Nicki Minaj’s Causes Chaos

Nicki Show’s off her “Ass”ets on her Anaconda single artwork.

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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.

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Via Necolebitchie.com

Versus:

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Via Necolebitchie.com

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.

Courtesy of Spin.com

Courtesy of Spin.com

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.

Courtesy of Enstarz.com

Courtesy of Enstarz.com

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.

What do think of Nicki’s latest artwork controversy?  Leave comments below.

Tatrisila “Trish G.” Guidry is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received her undergraduate degree in History. She credits her major for reviving her passion for writing which eventually lead her to receive a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. From the first note belted out by Whitney Houston in “And I Will Always Love You”, Trish G. fell in love with music. As music began to evolve and rap took over the world, she found a new interest in rap and artists ability to use word’s to paint pictures. “Listening to talented lyricists gives me life. From Aaliyah’s “One in A Million”, to Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city”, music has always been my escape.” Writing for So So Active Media allows her the opportunity to combine two of her greatest loves into one website. She is amped to be able to contribute creative, new stories weekly.