Nicki Minaj Keeps Iggy Azalea Beef Fresh: ‘Racism Is Alive and Well’


If you thought Ms. Nicki Minaj had finally closed her umbrella and lost interest in throwing shade at hip hop’s shiny new plaything Iggy Azalea then you must not be familiar with Nicki the Boss, a.k.a. Nicki the Ninja, a.k.a. the female Weezy, at all. Not only has the shade returned, it’s about to cause a full-on solar eclipse. We hope that being “so fancy” entails owning more than a few flashlights, Iggy.

Perhaps it’s all just a matter of coincidence, perhaps we’re making a beef out of a crudité, but we couldn’t help but notice that Nicki Minaj chose to tweet some cryptic messages about race and success the same week that white rapper Iggy Azalea began filming her new music video.

What an interesting moment to call out people in the industry who “get to cut corners.” Could it be that Minaj is subtweeting the artist who was declared the new queen of hip hop by Forbes magazine, who claimed the longest Billboard Hot 100 reign for a female rapper? Could it be? Well, of course, that’s none of our business.
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…But if it were our business and if Nicki were calling Iggy out, we wouldn’t be able to detect any lies. Systematic racism exists and its effects are legion, creating a society where black men are more likely to go to prison than graduate with a college degree and where white female rappers are understood to have more “commercial” appeal than their black peers. Just think of how many underground mixtapes and guest vocals Minaj released before achieving a modicum of fame and then re-familiarize yourself with the buzz and hype surrounding Azalea. Can you fault Minaj for her frustration?

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