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Blazin’ (feat. Kanye West) – Nicki Minaj

6 Jul

Nicki Minaj: Cleavage isn't objectification when it's ironic, right?

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Nicki Minaj’s album, Pink Friday hasn’t exactly caused the stir that it sought to. It’s a mighty shame, because Minaj herself is fantastic just not that many people have listened to her singles (relative to current female popstars) in the UK. For those unaware, Minaj adopts personas on her record and subverts traditional female stereotypes. Her album cover features Minaj dressed up in a pink dress with a pink background, doing her best stupefied Barbie impression, quite the contrast to her gritty, expletive-laiden lyrics, she raps on Did It On ‘Em:

Shitted on ’em, man I just shitted on ’em
Shitted on ’em, put yo’ number two’s in the air if you did it on ’em

Your traditional female popstar, Minaj ain’t. Which is a delight, as she happily matches her male counterparts, outdoing Eminem on Roman Revenge and providing one of 2010’s most memorable raps on Kanye’s Monster. The record, potentially in the shadow of Lil Kim’s past efforts (which led to a bizarre controversy between the two) is full of witty, daring singles that show that Gaga isn’t the only female popstar who will break out of Top 40 mould. Music after the jump:

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