Posts Tagged ‘no homo’

Nicki Minaj and Hip-Hop’s Lesbian Quarantine: The Threesome

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Usher's latest single, "Lil' Freak," is an ode to arranging a ménage à trois. Helping to schedule the girl-on-boy-on-girl arrangement is hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. In the song, Usher informs Minaj of a prerequisite to sleeping with him: "You go get some girls, bring them to me." She does.
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Five Questions for Deez Nuts: “It’s About All the Things That Affect These Nuts”

Deez Nuts, the local theater production being billed as the "all male spin to the Vagina Monologues," debuts this weekend at Dance Place. John Johnson, the 29-year-old Anacostia resident who created the show, says that Deez Nuts will touch on all issues relevant to D.C.'s male population—from HIV to skinny jeans to Marion Barry to [...]

“No Lesbo”: Girls, “No Homo,” and Lesbians In Hip-Hop

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I spent part of Washington's snowed-in weekend sipping bourbon, building an igloo, and listening to one anonymous woman's horrific karaoke rendition of Deborah Cox's 1998 power ballad, "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here." At one break in the snow shelter action, a friend popped in a cassette tape containing the butchering of Cox's song, which [...]

Lil Wayne and Mack Maine Will Demean Every Girl In the World

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When I wrote my piece parsing the feminist and misogynist undertones in the works of Lil Wayne, I overlooked one verse from "We Like Her," Wayne's ode to wanting to "fuck every girl in the world":

Lil Wayne: Feminist or Misogynist?

Lil Wayne has emerged as an interesting figure for feminist critique. As a rapper, Wayne peppers his lyrics with "pussy" and "no homo." As a public figure, he has reluctantly helped to raise awareness about sexual assault against males and growing up with an absent father. And Wayne's lyrics, as misogynist as they are, are [...]

How Censoring “No Homo” Will Help Hip-Hop

Listening to Hot 99.5 yesterday, I was interested to hear the radio station bleep out the latest trend in hip-hop homophobia: "no homo." "No homo," for the uninitiated, is a little piece of wordplay which works to neutralize any potentially "gay" interpretations of a rapper's lyrics. For a full review of the term, check [...]

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