Saturday, 8 September 2012

What is the appeal of Nicki Minaj?


I realise I am about as far away from her target demographic as it gets, but seriously, what is the appeal of Nicki Minaj? Beyond raunchy videos and a bit of oh-so-naughty foul language, there seems to me to be nothing to her but rapid-fire gibberish.

Rap isn't my thing, nor R n' B (although the real definition of the term, i.e. Rhythm and Blues, is fine by me), but even with those dire excuses for music I can see the appeal to fans who do like them. Nicki Minaj is different though, like a hip-hop Lady Gaga, but without a voice or any musical talent whatsoever.

Her main contribution to that single 'Pound the Alarm', or whatever it is, appears to be jiggling her boobs at the camera in order to take attention away from the fact that the vocals sound nothing like her voice (find live footage of her – she can't hit a single note beyond the spoken range, and most of her chorus lines are prerecorded).

So, is Nicki Minaj nothing more than some clever marketing and some soft porn music videos? Seriously, in all honesty I don't see what the fuss is about. Mind you, she got a reaction out of me, so she must be doing something right. Possibly 'Employing Bright Marketers'. Personally I'd like to see her fired out of a large cannon into some form of spacial anomaly. (awaits being flamed by people who can't get 'your' and 'you're' right)

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