Nicki Minaj

Rapped Up: Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Address Female MCs One at a Time?

As soon as the spotlight expands to allow another woman in, critics trip over themselves, cranking out long articles stuffed with several different female artists.

The Impermissible Arrogance of Nicki Minaj

To be colored and a woman is to be perpetually ruled. Read more »

Rendered Invisible: Pocahontas Is Not a Sex Symbol

We cannot end violence against Native women and girls if we continually sexualize them. Read more »

Can We Stop Mocking Nicki Minaj Already?

The best-selling rapper gets judged more harshly for her sexuality than white pop stars.  Read more »

Backtalk: The VMAs and IUDs

On this podcast, Bitch editors Amy and Sarah talk Nicki Minaj and affordable birth control.  Read more »

An Indian Rapper Turned Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Into An Environmental Protest Anthem

  Nicki Minaj’s hit song “Anaconda” has been remixed as a catchy protest song demanding environmental justice for a city in Tamil Nadu, India.  Read more »

Nicki Minaj Shows the Importance of Fighting Abortion Stigma

Nicki Minaj recently told Rolling Stone that she is pro-choice. Photo by Christopher Macsurak. There is danger in a single story, as award-winning author ... Read more »

Pretty Unnecessary: Taking beauty out of body positivity

In the early 2000s, when I was a burgeoning fashionable fat girl, I stumbled across the LiveJournal community Fatshionista. I loved seeing pictures of women my size or larger dressed in stylish, interesting, sexy clothes, embracing bright colors and form-fitting cuts, performing liberation and... Read more »

Black to the Future: How women in pop are carrying the mantle of Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a way to project Blackness into the future—not merely as existing, but as a critical and significant part of it. Read more »

Is Lil' Mama Leaving the Game? Female Rappers as an Endangered Species

This past week, a new track from the 19 year-old Brooklyn vocalist with the cringe-inducing nickname Lil' Mama leaked to the internet, entitled “I'm a Diva” (which is not a remix of the Beyonce track of the same name), which will presumably end up on her as yet untitled sophomore release.... Read more »