Maybe it's time to stop caring about Nicki Minaj. Not as a human being or a person—because, you know, life is precious and everyone's a unique snowflake that adds to the fabric of life through mixed metaphors. But, let's be honest, most people don't care about Nicki Minaj as a human being, but as an artist and corporate action and, as both, her actions at this point are pretty much that of an ugly-ass snowflake. To be clear, Nicki Minaj is far from the only artist spreading anti-love, disharmonious messages in her music, but she is spreading anti-love, disharmonious messages in her music and that needs to be taken to task.
The latest point of entry in this conversation is, naturally, the lyric video for latest single "Only", featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown from her delayed third studio album The Pinkprint. But, even before the video came out, the song was problematic. Because there's Nicki—ostensibly a feminist figure, by default—allowing herself to be used like some sort of blow-up doll by her labelmates and "brothers" Drake and Wayne.