in the fairly recent song Lookin Ass, Nicki Minaj writes:
I ‘on’t want sex, give a fuck about your ex
I ‘on’t even want a text from y’all niggas
I’m rapin’ you niggas
Look at this pic, look what the fuck I gave to you niggas
seems pretty clear to me
i don’t think she is anywhere close to an actual rapist or even a bad person for rapping that, but i have no idea how she can be considered a feminist after writing something like that.
i think people will defend her by saying “it’s metaphorical”, “it’s ironic”, “it’s ok when men do it, so it should be ok for her”, “she’s reclaiming rape from men” or some weird things like that. so while feminists have been campaigning against the casual use of the word rape for forever, it’s suddently A-OK when a woman says it.
i dunno, i think with feminism and other ideologies, it’s simply a matter of “enjoy the catchy pop song first, make it feminist later”
really, if you want to listen to whatever you want, do it. even if you listen to song with ~problematic~ themes or whatever, it’s OK. but i don’t see why Minaj has to be the mainstream feminist darling. and this is with mind that i’m barely scraping the barre for her unsightly lyri.