"He has previously derided “Starships” as “the most sellout song in hip-hop history,” as if selling out were still an issue. The idea that art and commerce are at odds is a remnant of an old culture war: dogma presented as forward-thinking but really just protecting an outmoded status quo, leading to the unusual and very modern spectacle of a white man deriding a black woman for insufficiently upholding hip-hop values."
Nicki Minaj Skips Festival After a D.J.’s Remarks
- the intersection of black art and commerce is real, especially given the fact that black people use to be property however Nicki is Trinidadian…just noting the record.
- Rosenbergs comments are not only racial but they are gendered, because of his dismissiveness of both Nicki AND the women in the crowd.
- i am a Black woman boom bap head…spades.
- This reads as an attempt to put her in her place.
(Source: The New York Times, via newmodelminority)