1. The presumed generic whiteness of the mainstream U.S. audience means that white consumers decide not only what blackness is, but also what they want out of it.

2. Musical (and cultural) erasure by mainstream music awards

3. Related: Exporting black cultur(al appropriation) - Japan’s B-Girls

4. Old tweets from Iggy  


Nicki isn’t intimidated by Iggy she’s testing her. She’s basically putting her in the hotseat by forcing her to ACTUALLY spit bars instead of rapping over pop songs or arguing with stans on Twitter. She’s not gonna let some white girl waltz in and play “rapper” if she can’t spit bars.