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    Nicki Minaj: ‘Why Are We Never in Control?’

    What’s good? Nicki Minaj, that’s what — the hip-hop/pop crossover queen with strong opinions about race and the music industry. She’s tussled on Twitter with Taylor Swift and at the MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus over the ideological underpinnings of cultural hegemony. Minaj, who is vocal about her problems with an industry that co-opts the culture and art of Black Americans, but discounts their opinions and concerns about that culture, is sure to continue disrupting, both artistically and with her sizable platform for change. 

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