"Ah, those two. In a fight, they’re lethal. Around each other, they melt."

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trillwavefeminism:

"I don’t care what people think about me. I’ve spent my life living for people. Going forward, I just want to live for me. I want to make myself happy and not be held back by people’s opinions of me. That’s a big part of why I put (the “Anaconda” cover) out. I had pictures like that out in the beginning of my career. I’ve been a successful rapper and people wouldn’t expect me to do that at this stage, but I don’t want to be a predictable rapper. When I think of the female icons I love and look up to, I don’t think they were ever predictable. I just want to be unpredictable and fearless.” – Nicki Minaj

trillwavefeminism:

"I don’t care what people think about me. I’ve spent my life living for people. Going forward, I just want to live for me. I want to make myself happy and not be held back by people’s opinions of me. That’s a big part of why I put (the “Anaconda” cover) out. I had pictures like that out in the beginning of my career. I’ve been a successful rapper and people wouldn’t expect me to do that at this stage, but I don’t want to be a predictable rapper. When I think of the female icons I love and look up to, I don’t think they were ever predictable. I just want to be unpredictable and fearless.” – Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is not a woman who easily slides into the roles assigned to women in her industry or elsewhere. She’s not polished, she’s not concerned with her reputation, and she’s certainly not fighting for equality among mainstream second-wave feminists. She’s something else, and she’s something equally worth giving credence to: a boundary-breaker, a nasty bitch, a self-proclaimed queen, a self-determined and self-made artist. She’s one of the boys, and she does it with the intent to subvert what it means. She sings about sexy women, about fucking around with different men. She raps about racing ahead in the game, imagines up her own strings of accolades, and rolls with a rap family notorious for dirty rhymes, foul mouths, and disregard for authority and hegemony.

While Beyoncé has expanded feminist discourse by reveling in her role as a mother and wife while also fighting for women’s rights, Minaj has been showing her teeth in her climb to the top of a male-dominated genre. Both, in the process, have expanded our society’s idea of what an empowered women looks like — but Minaj’s feminist credentials still frequently come under fire. To me, it seems like a clear-cut case of respectability politics and mainstreaming of the feminist movement: while feminist writers raved over Beyoncé’s latest album and the undertones of sexuality and empowerment that came with it, many have questioned Minaj’s decisions over the years to subvert beauty norms using her own body, graphically talk dirty in her work, and occasionally declare herself dominant in discourse about other women. (All of these areas of concern, however, didn’t seem to come into play when Queen Bey did the same.)

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Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone: On “Anaconda” and Respectability Politics | Autostraddle (via becauseiamawoman)

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howtobeafuckinglady:

FUCK I JUST WOKE UP MY ENTIRE HOUSE!

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