It’s Funny ‘Cuz It’s True.

Spending Currency You Didn’t Earn.

So, SNL seems to be getting better. And the last episode had some generally pretty funny moments, though I had mixed feelings about this blaxploitation skit featuring Nicki Minaj.

For those who can’t watch it, this gist of the clip is this: Minaj is the bride of Frankenstein’s monster, in a blaxploitation film that’s [...]

Black Monsters/White Corpses: Kanye’s Racialized Gender Politics.

by Latoya Peterson, crossposted from Racialicious.

Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains/ Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs/ ‘Cause that’s what a muthafucking monster do

— Nicki Minaj, Monster

Article after article, tweet after tweet, I watched the conversation about Kanye and all the dead women in [...]

Regis Philbin’s Adrien Brody Moment.

For some reason, Regis Philbin decides to get all presumptuous and grabby with Nicki Minaj. Is this functionally any different than dudes who put their hands on women during Derby weekend or Caribana or whatever else?

UPDATE: Monica has more.

This also, of course, belies a misunderstanding among Americans of what [...]

Pink Friday.

I was content to ride out 2010 listening to nothing but Kanye West’s brilliant new release, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Being the patriotic American that I am, though, I felt obligated to make some sort of Black Friday purchase – so, appropriately enough, I scooped up Pink Friday (and yes, I tried for [...]