anonymous asked:

Nicki Minaj is a talented WHAT???? THE ONE WHO SINGS "My anaconda don't"??? WOOOO OMG A FUCKING ARTIST. SO DEEP. SO TALENTED. OMG SHE HAS THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL. Oh, please. Idem for Miley.

I am currently studying alkene reactions and Diels Alder in the library but I’m going to take a moment to reply to this ask because -

- Nicki Minaj advocates her fans to go to school, educate themselves and become financially independent while Miley Cyrus advocates for recreationally smoking weed, partying and appropriating other cultures whilst acting as a sex symbol, because why not when you get attention for it?

- Nicki Minaj has countlessly advocated for more media portrayal of diversity in body types, skin colour and sexism in the industry, while Miley Cyrus has advocated for… Nothing. Except Free the Nipple. And that homeless charity, in fairness to her.

- Nicki Minaj has been careful to include diversity when mentioning POCs in her lyrics (e.g her rap in Flawless, where she mentions different areas that are considered “black” by white people)“, following the one-drop rule). Miley Cyrus has used her lyrics to encourage the appropriation of black culture and made it more “fashionable” to adopt black language.

- Nicki Minaj has advocated for women’s rights, particularly by constantly fighting the notion that a lady must be “everything”; e.g pretty, smart, skinny, polite, badass and how problematic such unrealistic ideals for young girls are. Just recently, Miley Cyrus - despite claiming to belong to feminism as well - adhered to all of these things, by referring to Nicki Minaj as “impolite” and “unmannered”, reducing her to another trope (as well as the stereotypical “loud black lady”), which is what Minaj was referring to at the VMAs.

- Nicki Minaj has constantly encouraged young girls to be confident within themselves and celebrate their achievements for themselves, rather than seeking it from others. Miley Cyrus only really did this in Bangerz and even then, it was appropriating black culture at the time.

- Nicki Minaj has constantly pushed forward the idea that women should live for themselves and not for the fantasies of men; that women can be anything, do anything and don’t need a man by their side to do it. Miley Cyrus has more often encouraged relationships as motivation than anything else (though I accept this could be accidental).

- Nicki Minaj has made it clear that although her demographic is NOT young girls, she accepts that fame puts her in a place of responsibility and so encourages her young fans to NOT listen to her music, educate themselves and pursue careers outside of the music industry to make a difference in the world, e.g law, medicine, politics. Miley Cyrus has rejected the idea that her young follows have followed her later career, and made her intent to disown any responsibility she may have had - which, fine, she wants to grow up, but she’s deliberately ignoring fame doesn’t work that way.

- In Anaconda, Nicki is pushing forward the notion that a “big” girl is just as hot as the stereotypical skinny one, whilst also satirically commenting on the media industry’s hyper sexualisation of women. In Wrecking Ball, which is an amazing song, Miley Cyrus pushed forward the concept of vulnerability - which was cool, except she equated relationships being a woman’s only vulnerable point, which is not great for young girls to see. Also, whilst white may be “virginal”, there is 0 explanation for the leotard (though I’ve read the explanation regarding the wrecking ball imagery and I think it’s very clever).

- In Flawless, not only does Nicki refer to other POCs who are otherwise ignored in mainstream music, but also explicitly encourages the listener to be a badass and not feel guilty for being labelled negatively by others for it (e.g “bossy” etc). In “Do My Thang”, which is the closest Miley equivalent I can think of, it’s still in a regards to a relationship.

- Nicki Minaj has identified herself as a feminist AND advocate for equal racial rights independently - she has claimed (correctly) to have struggled in the rap industry which is so dominated by men, AND shared her experiences as a black woman in the media eye separately. Miley Cyrus merged the two, claiming they are the same, in her interview regarding Minaj; and in doing so, completely disregarded racial problems by stating “I know people will think I’m just a white pop star […] I know the statistics”. Experiencing racism is not just statistics. Experiencing racism is living it.

- Nicki Minaj does not appropriate anyone’s culture AND (before you mention Pink Friday), has named personas (e.g Barbie) that still hold to her black heritage, but simply break stereotypes regarding what black women can or should be. Miley Cyrus appropriates a culture ENTIRELY SEPARATE TO HER OWN (and let’s not forget that she’s a Southern girl and so, in theory, should be way more aware of the history between African Americans and whites) for a stage persona, NOT a lifestyle (and even then it’d be unacceptable). She wore dreads JUST for the VMAs. It was a costume. Nicki Minaj went onstage wearing Trinidadian carnival gear and got berated for it, yet she IS Trinidadian. Miley is not black. Miley is a white cheese cracker. That is not black.

So, in summary -

- Nicki Minaj rules and even though she doesn’t adhere to what YOU think a pop artist should be (… Even though she’s a RAP artist, that’s like comparing Jay-Z and Miley. You can’t. You’re only doing it because they’re both females but that’s a separate issue), she doesn’t really give a fuck because she’s actively NOT being that anyway.
- Miley Cyrus, as much as I may have enjoyed her music and concert in the past, is an appropriating, smug, pretentious know-it-all brat who is trying to tell Nicki Minaj how to experience racism. And then called her a crazy rude black lady. And then got upset when Nicki acted as such, deliberately, onstage.

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