together at last
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
Lemme serve up this hot tea.
So Iggy Azalea has this deal with Clear Channel which says that she has to get AT LEAST 150 spins on each radio station a day. Clear Channel is a radio company and they own almost every relevant radio station (and if not all of them).
Clear Channel is basically a force in the music industry. An example: Britney Spears’ ban from getting spins from the company because her manager didn’t want to sign a deal with her tour in the early 2000’s. That’s why her music in the early 2000’s peaked so low on Billboard but seemed like huge hits WW. With the CC ban, Britney Spears proved that she doesn’t need radio to become a relevant pop star hence why people call her a pop legend and a force in the industry.
Anyways enough with ha, Iggy’s song gets played on every relevant radio station until it gets 150 spins that day for the next update. This is responsible for:
- High US sales but low WW sales
- Fancy being her ONLY successful single
- Problem being ahead of Fancy on iTunes charts and sales wise but not airplay wise so it wasn’t able to go #1 on the BB Hot 100
The GP has turned completely from albums and onto radio. Whatever is played on the radio, they buy. That’s why Fancy is 3x platnium and was #1 for 7 weeks, because of her spins.
Blah blah blah, other than that, Iggy Azalea is trash. Iggy has airplay but yet her album hasn’t even touched 400k dispite it being out for almost 4 months. Airplay can sell singles, but can’t sell albums and the song Happy is a clear sign of that (no shade) (but yeah it kinda was). Anyways, that’s the Iggy tea.
Nicki hittin a squat on A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
The shitty quality… I can’t even be mad lmfao. It’s not like he saved it properly.
ok i’m done