Monday, November 29, 2010

Nicki Minaj MTV Documentary: The Unanswered Questions

Recently MTV aired a documentary where Nicki Minaj gave a deeper insight into her life, her fans, doing features on albums, and working on her own album. Below are a few clips from the documentary and questions that popped up  in my mind while I was watching.

Who would try to take advantage of a Barbie? Why be so kind to help out others when it's time to just focus on yourself?

Ms. Minaj doesn't want to be a rapper turned actress, so what is she exactly? Is she a rapper or an actress? She didn't answer the question in the documentary. She avoided it with a joke. I once heard a saying... "You are what you do." So she knows who she is and what she's doing.

While in college I learned that you have to write to where people can understand you. So, is Nicki Minaj trying to get people to think deeper when it comes to her lyrics? Or does she believe she is making total sense?

There was another clip where Ms. Minaj spoke on her family experiences. She said her dad immediately started doing crack as soon as he arrived in the U.S. This meant he was strung out on drugs, couldn't keep a job, and had no money. Her mother worked so the family could have money. At an early age she lived with her grandmother.

Barbie is perfect. She has any job she wants, the man she wants, any car she wants, and lives anywhere she wants. The best thing about Barbie is she doesn't work for what she has. She's pretty so she just gets it. I'm wondering if that's why Nicki Minaj chooses to be Barbie.

Maybe this life isn't real to her. Maybe she's just putting on a role for her audiences (since she is an actress). Maybe Nicki Minaj doesn't consider her acting or rapping a job. It could just be another day in the life of her. Someone should ask her what kind of life is she really living. Is she the normal 25-year-old whose living out her ambitions. Or does she really see herself as a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world where cruelty only exists when there's an audiences cheering the cruelty on in a positive manner?

P.S. Maybe one day I'll get the chance to interview Nicki Minaj.

The full documentary can be viewed at

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