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Divas Sing for Despots, Round 15
National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | JOHN FUND

Posted on 12/20/2015 5:26:09 PM PST by Steelfish

Divas Sing for Despots, Round 15 Minaj

by JOHN FUND December 20, 2015

Give rap superstar Nicki Minaj credit for having not a sliver of shame. After human-rights activists begged her not to sing at a Christmas show in the brutal African dictatorship of Angola for a reported $2 million, she flaunted her dealings with its regime. She posted photos of herself boarding a Gulfstream jet for Angola, another of her arriving, one of her in a sheer bodysuit prepping for the show, and one of her in concert with the caption Angola has my heart. And, obviously, the fat paycheck has her heart as well.

Minaj claims an interest in bettering people’s lives, and she and her managers have joined up with the Black Lives Matter movement. She even spent time last year lamenting to Rolling Stone that black celebrities are slow to speak out against injustice. But Thor Halvorssen, president of the Human Rights Foundation, notes the hypocrisy in Minaj’s stance: “Minaj’s payday is all the more jarring given that she and her managers joined the chorus of the Black Lives Matter movement. It appears that when those black lives happen to be in Angola, their lives matter less than a paycheck from a dictator.”

Halvorssen’s watchdog group has been a singularly effective at tracking celebrities who cash in on dictator gigs. He has blown the whistle on Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Hilary Swank for cavorting with criminal regimes, whether it’s Qaddafi’s Libya (Beyoncé), Turkmenistan (Lopez), or Chechnya (Swank). When shamed by the Human Rights Foundation, all three singers apologized, and Beyoncé donated her fee to a charity in Haiti.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428816/nicki-minaj-angola-concert-sings-dictator

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: africa; angola; bds; beyonce; blacklivesmatter; blm; chechnya; gulfstream; haiti; hilaryswank; hrf; jenniferlopez; johnfund; libya; nationalreview; nickiminaj; qaddafi; rollingstone; thorhalvorssen; turkmenistan

1 posted on 12/20/2015 5:26:09 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
It appears that when those black lives happen to be in Angola, their lives matter less than a paycheck from a dictator.

I don't think this is as inconsistent as it appears. People like Minaj and her handlers seem to genuinely believe that black people are better off under the absolute rule of a dictator. Their financial and personal support for the advancement of dictatorship in the United States, particularly for black-majority areas, is evidence of this.

Thus, a paycheck from the government of Angola is no different from a paycheck from the city of Chicago or the Democrat National Convention.

2 posted on 12/20/2015 5:31:37 PM PST by Tax-chick (Maximizing my cultural appropriation.)
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To: Tax-chick

“People like Minaj and her handlers seem to genuinely believe that black people are better off under the absolute rule of a dictator. Their financial and personal support for the advancement of dictatorship in the United States, particularly for black-majority areas, is evidence of this.”

From reading over the years on the matter, I do believe you are correct.


3 posted on 12/20/2015 5:42:13 PM PST by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Steelfish

All she is is a high end garden implement


4 posted on 12/20/2015 5:57:08 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Steelfish

Know your audience. Tweet #BlackLivesMatter and sell more albums. Make a public trip to Africa and sell more albums. How many of her fans could point out Angola on a map? How many really care about African lives?


5 posted on 12/20/2015 6:06:29 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: al baby

Manure spreader? ;)


6 posted on 12/20/2015 6:07:18 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Tax-chick

...and they don’t mind it one bit when black people kill black people. Rap music was built on that phenomenon.


7 posted on 12/20/2015 6:47:25 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God)
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To: al baby
She's a dibble.
8 posted on 12/20/2015 8:20:33 PM PST by carriage_hill (0bummer: NO to the Keystone Oil Pipeline, but YES to the Mideast muslim Sewerline.)
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