Too raunchy?

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Lily Sawyer, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Merry meet

    I'm not a Nicki Minaj fan per se, but I found her response to the criticism leveled at her most recent album cover interesting. I'll refrain from posting my reaction to this before everyone else weighs in.

    *Note to Mods: I'm putting the article link in a spoiler for decency reasons, so if it's determined to be too vulgar for the site and needs to be censored, I'll understand. People can go look it up themselves if you all think it needs to be deleted from the thread.

     
  2. niro

    niro Well-Known Member

    I think that the album cover is actually a pretty well taken photo.
    It would have been too raunchy maybe with extremer accessoires like high heels or hair style.
    It has something. :okay:
     
  3. Terry B

    Terry B Well-Known Member

    Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga are in a class of their own. I'm sorry they are adored by young people everywhere. Guess you know how I feel.
     
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  4. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    You have clearly stated that it is raunchy and put the article and cover behind spoiler tags. People have the choice to click on it or not.
     
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  5. pegasus216

    pegasus216 The Old Biddy

    Seems to me that she has to do the extreme for people to notice her. I think it is way more than anyone needs to see.
     
  6. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Reminds me of the last time I was out in the woods and nature called. Not being quite as limber as the young lass...well...I won't go into that. Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is the beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I think she is an attractive woman, but I ain't into that much "junk in the trunk"-hell that's big to have a Buick stowed in there!....and to compare her to Maya or Ruby is completely idiotic...
     
  8. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis

    I USED to be a fan when she first started rapping but not any more. much better female rappers out there.
     
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  9. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    "Lemme ask you something... does this G-string make my ass look big?"
    "G, what string?"


    :a11: Okay, that was mean....
     
  10. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Wow - does she have to register that as a lethal weapon?
     
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  11. Autumn Gust

    Autumn Gust Well-Known Member

    More people need to cover up, I think. Everywhere I look, I see TOO MUCH-- people (of all shapes and sizes) hanging out of skimpy clothes, crammed into skimpy clothes, or wearing no clothes. Just do us all a public service and get dressed!
     
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  12. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Dang, I keep trying to find a positive thought. o_O
     
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  13. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Merry meet

    So here is my reaction:
    I think Minaj's album cover is too raunchy.

    I think the SI photograph is shameful, but then again, I've always thought the SI swimwear issue was degrading to women. The models who agree to do the shoot every year are not helping the sisterhood any by accepting the gig.

    Dude compared Minaj to Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee, but not positively.

    Minaj's response, which included a "compare this!" picture from a Sports Illustrated cover, was a great defense. Her point? There is no difference between booties on the cover of Sports Illustrated and a booty on the cover of a music album, except maybe the size of the booties. Moreover, the chicks on SI are topless and Minaj is not.

    You cannot tell me there are men (okay, some women, too) who will *run* to their mailbox or the nearest news kiosk to get a copy of the SI swimwear issue, and never bat an eyelash at the objectification of women in that picture.

    Those same people who read the SI swimwear issue will do nothing but b*tch about Nicki Minaj objectifying herself (her choice, remember) and slam her for allowing the photograph to be her album cover.

    Like I said, I'm not a fan of hers, but I found her response a very strong defense of her creative choice.
     
  14. danie

    danie AKA danie

    I - G - G - Y ?
     
  15. danie

    danie AKA danie

    Do NOT go to a water park any time soon!
    We went to one this week. I've never felt so beautiful or in shape! These gals are wearing super skimpy suits, and they do NOT have super-model bodies!
    Wow, so much skin exposed! Plus, so many gross feet; I cannot begin to tell you.
     
  16. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Merry meet

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwww. Don't get Dana Jean started.
    (I can't stand grody feet, either. Trim the nails, guys!)
     
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  17. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    No more raunchy than I see innumerable other places, including the SI swimsuit franchise, which is just such a clear commentary on base capitalism. "We make our money talking about sports. But if once a year, we can make a gazillion bucks with some T&A and turn that into its own industry, that's what we're going to do, because we can't afford not to.

    She's got a nice frame. Like GG, that particular post isn't my to my style, but if it makes her more money, then what the hell.

    For instance: I never heard of her and wouldn't haven't looked at the cover, except for the controversy isn't caused. So it's working for her.
     
  18. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What's It Going To Be Then, Eh??

    In a nutshell, No, I don't find the cover too raunchy.

    I've seen more suggestive cover art than this. Google sugar ray's lemonade & brownies cover for an example. Seen much worse inside cover artwork. Namely, the inside artwork for Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction.

    Not a fan of hers but who am I, or anyone else, to say the cover is too much? You don't like it? Don't buy it. You don't want your kids to listen to it? Don't buy it for them. Don't want the kiddies to misinterpret the message? Explain it to them.

    All I see here is that Ms. Minaj has taken a page out of the Madonna playbook. Want to sell records? Hump the stage, put out a book titled Sex, or show off your assets. Controversy breeds publicity and there is no such thing as bad publicity when you are trying to sell records. What was the best thing to happen to the music industry? Tipper Gore and her PMRC nazi assault that resulted in the explicit content warning. Get the that label on your album and you are guaranteed to sell more copies! Brilliant marketing move. Nothing new here.

    As a musician I take any and all forms of censorship very seriously. Condemning her choice of artwork is censorship. Censorship offends me. More importantly, censorship frightens me. My opinion of what is offensive and what someone else finds offensive are bound to be very different. That's fine. I can and do respect that. What I don't need, or respect, is the media, politicians or clergy telling me how or what to think and what I should find offensive. We all know how moral, chaste and above reproach they are ;)
     
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  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    :okay::okay::okay::okay:
     
  20. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    :icon_eek:
     
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