Flex Interviews Nicki Minaj
Usually, I don’t want to discuss things that everyone is discussing. It seems pointless and mundane. But the Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj/Funk Flex/Peter Rosenberr/ Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 incident is a bit different. Initially I just thought it was full of egos but after I heard the comments of Flex promising to ruin someone’s career, namely, of course Nicki’s, I felt a little slighted. I love Flex. I grew up listening to him on Hot 97, but Nicki also worked her butt off to get to where she is. So, why try and tarnish it? And why not try to tarnish Wayne’s name more so, since he made the executive decision to pull his artists from the show?
After the interview, I have to say I’m siding with Nicki. This has become more than a fiasco of being pulled from a concert. It’s become a showcase of female empowerment. An attempt to play Nicki was made, yet she is weathering this like a complete lady and beast, wrapped into one. She gets made fun of for selling out, etc. Yet, she is making music the whole world enjoys. It’s a double edged sword. She’s an entertainer. What do we want? For her to release straight underground music that everyone will say is too street? I despise cheesy music manufactured just to sell records, and the truth is, while Nicki enjoys a great amount of success, I don’t feel that her music falls into the completely manufactured category.
She’s chill as fuck. Everyone knows it. She’s talented as fuck. Everyone knows it. And she stood up for herself, the way women should, when men in her exact position would not be treated in such a way. Has Eminem ever been joked on before he took the stage in that manner? It’s difficult for a man to understand how much harder you have to work to be taken seriously as a female professional. So, we forgive Flex too.
And, rawr, Nicki comes out on top of this one.
—Celebterview(@Celebterview) June 5, 2012