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Grace Jones moment with a journalist from the nyt magazine

(madonna is praised by the journalist twice calling bitch i'm madonna a triumph)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/magazine/the-passion-of-nicki-minaj.html?action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

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Ai Papi Si.    0

I actually kind of agree with her that she was super robbed for video of the year nom with Anaconda.

Everything else about her is kinda thirsty tho

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Stephen    0

That little Beyoncé rhyme is embarrassing and garbage

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XXL    0
Nicki Minaj performs in Angola despite human rights group criticism


The rapper also posed with the daughter of the controversial President Dos Santos



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Nicki Minaj performed a planned show in Angola which was shrouded in controversy after an organisation urged her to cancel over the country’s poor human rights record.


Minaj headlined a festival on Saturday night in the African country which was sponsored by Unitel – a communications company reportedly controlled by the family of the Angolan president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.


Seemingly enjoying her visit, Minaj posted a variety of pictures and videos to her social media accounts documenting her trip.


In one Minaj is seen draped in the country’s flag and thanked the country for her warm welcome.




Footage of Minaj’s fans waiting at the airport and rapping along during the concert appear to support the perception that her trip was well received.


However this is despite a call from the Human Rights Foundation ahead of the show which urged the rapper to cancel her appearance on the grounds of the “human rights crisis in Angola”.


In an open letter, the group outlined various limitations of freedoms in the country and pointed to the tight controls and detainment of journalists and creatives who have criticised the “dictatorship” regime.


Additionally, the group signalled the Dos Santos family’s extreme wealth ($3.5billion net worth) in comparison to the country’s average citizen who lives on roughly $2 per day.


Minaj alluded to this wealth by posting a photograph of her alongside the president’s daughter, Isabel Dos Santos who reportedly owns 25 per cent of Unitel.



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Minaj captioned the image on her Instagram: “no big deal… she’s just the 8th richest woman in the world” and praised her and other wealthy women.


The rapper was seemingly referring to Isabel being titled the eighth richest woman in Africa 2015 by Forbes who wrote: “Though her representatives deny that her holdings have any connection with her father, Forbes research found that her father… transferred stakes in several Angolan companies to her.”


A representative for Minaj did not return a previous request for comment on this story.





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billiejean    0

Her brother is in very very hot water, arrested for raping a 12 year old, she paid his bail which has upset some fans I read.

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IsaacHarris    0

I read that too, and he's newly married to top it all off! It's unsurprising that she'd bail him out (they're blood & he's probably innocent until proven guilty in her eyes) but if he is tried/ found guilty, Nicki better distance herself ASAP.

She's got way too many young female fans.

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Aime    0

I love her but that IG caption is tacky as hell. You only boast about your own wealth.

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XXL    0

Her brother is in very very hot water, arrested for raping a 12 year old, she paid his bail which has upset some fans I read.

Well, if she takes money from a dictator who enslaves people in his country, it's perfectly fine to bail out your brother for raping a child. Seriously now, these women have to make an effort and educate themselves

"She's only the eighth richest woman on the planet" :rotfl: that is so crass, tacky and dumb. How did the President's daughter make that money? Does Minaj think that's funny? She doesn't even care to explain, she's unapologetically ignorant or worse purposefully indifferent

So sad that some of these women are role models for so many girls these days, nothing to say at all, at least don't take blood money. There is no way you can justify this sort of thing

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Aime    0

Well, if she takes money from a dictator who enslaves people in his country, it's perfectly fine to bail out your brother for raping a child. Seriously now, these women have to make an effort and educate themselves

"She's only the eighth richest woman on the planet" :rotfl: that is so crass, tacky and dumb. How did the President's daughter make that money? Does Minaj think that's funny? She doesn't even care to explain, she's unapologetically ignorant or worse purposefully indifferent

So sad that some of these women are role models for so many girls these days, nothing to say at all, at least don't take blood money. There is no way you can justify this sort of thing

I agree. Kind of surprising to see Nicki (who IS a self-made woman) praise someone who was born into wealth. What has this girl done to become so rich?

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Nicki Minaj and 7 other pop stars who sang for dictators



Rapper Nicki Minaj has joined a list of pop stars to court controversy by performing for leaders accused of human rights abuses.


The American singer took to the stage in Angola Saturday for Unitel -- a company partially owned by the family of Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos -- despite allegations of corruption and human rights abuses in the country.


Minaj, 33, was reportedly paid $2 million for her performance, which was financed by the mobile phone company.


The Human Rights Foundation had urged Minaj to cancel the show, accusing dos Santos of exploiting "Angola's diamond and oil wealth to amass an illegitimate fortune while maintaining control over all branches of the government, the military, and civil society."




"Dos Santos has made it his policy to harass, imprison, or kill politicians, journalists, and activists who protest his rule," the Human Rights Foundation said in an open letter to Minaj.


Unmoved by the appeal, Minaj not only performed as planned, but took the opportunity to post photos to Instagram to show her excitement, draped in the Angolan flag.



Minaj even described billionaire Isabel dos Santos -- the President's daughter, and part owner of Unitel -- as an inspiration and an example of "Girl Power."



The Human Rights Foundation said the rapper's actions in the face of corruption were "jarring" when contrasted with her work to encourage social justice.


She is involved with a number of charities including the Get Schooled Foundation, which helps motivate young people to finish their education.


Angola ranked 161st out of 175 countries in the 2014 Transparency International corruption index. Dos Santos has been in power there for 36 years.


The singer responded to criticism on Twitter: "Every tongue that rises up against me in judgment shall be condemned."



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:lmao::semifunny::bad:



Minaj is not the first star to take flak for performing for controversial figures. She joins an elite club that includes Beyonce, Kanye West, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado.

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XXL    0

I agree. Kind of surprising to see Nicki (who IS a self-made woman) praise someone who was born into wealth. What has this girl done to become so rich?

It's not that she was born wealthy, it's the fact that the dictator and his family's wealth comes from blood and Nicki is boasting about taking $2m of that money, while posting a picture talking about GIRL POWER

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IsaacHarris    0

Nicki's an Illuminati-brainwashed plastic puppet, so is any of this surprising? She did a gig for her fans & got paid in the process.

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nick00    0

In a way, Nicki deserves to experience the public backlash. She's always making unfounded accusations and plays the race card in a way that alienates people who might be on her side.

Still think she's super talented though!

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billiejean    0

In a way, Nicki deserves to experience the public backlash. She's always making unfounded accusations and plays the race card in a way that alienates people who might be on her side.

Still think she's super talented though!

:lmao:

Your post reminds me of BO SELECTA's Kelly Osbourne character talking about X-TINA.

'She's a fucking bitch... but she's got a gorgeous voice tho'...' :lmao:

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XXL    0

Nicki's an Illuminati-brainwashed plastic puppet, so is any of this surprising? She did a gig for her fans & got paid in the process.

did it for her fans? lol

she did it for the dictator's family and friends

and she did it for the $2m

what fans in a country where the average salary is $2 a day

the people that the Dictator starves or whose killings he orders don't even know who she is

they have something else to think about

let's not kid ourselves

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35150689/why-nicki-minaj-performing-in-angola-is-controversial

The government has been accused of killing people who spoke out against the government. Amnesty International has claimed that there have been "extra-judicial killings and excessive force".

People have been trying to get rid of President dos Santos.

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A human rights group claims the rapper is a "hypocrite" for performing in the African country when she has been vocal about social injustice elsewhere.

In a letter written by the Human Rights Foundation, they accuse her of caring more about a pay cheque than black Angolan lives.

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