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Nikki Minaj Accused of Cultural Appropriation after SNL Performance

Nikki Minaj

The reaction has been swift.

A performance by Nikki Minaj on Saturday Night Live generated another heated controversy over cultural appropriation.

Minaj performed her new single Chun-Li which was inspired by the long-running character from the video game series, Street Fighter.

 

Asian Americans weren’t the only ones to scream cultural appropriations, others did as well.

Still others came to Minaj’s defense.
Nikki Minaj

According to the site, Ethni-celebs, Minaj is possibly 1/8th Japanese.

Her grandfather is Indo-Trinidadian and the rest of her family is Afro-Trinidadian.

Where do you fall in this controversy?

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4 COMMENTS

  1. RE: Nikki Minaj Accused of cultural appropriation after SNL performance: Why is #EastAsianFetish + #CulturalAppropriation growing in #PopMusic?
    Both @nbcSNL + @Eurovision are supposed to be savvy, ironic & camp. Instead, #racism towards #EastAsians is allowed on their shows:
    1) @NICKIMINAJ #ChunLi http://asamnews.com/2018/05/21/nikki-minaj-accused-of-cultural-appropriation-after-snl-performance/ via @asamnews
    2) @NettaBarzilai #Toy https://youtu.be/84LBjXaeKk4

  2. RE: Nikki Minaj accused of cultural appropriation after SNL performance: Nicki is part Indian, South Asian, on her father’s side. As the author you should have done a bit more research cause there is a video of her saying this.

    • RE: Nikki Minaj Accused of cultural appropriation after SNL performance: Lana is correct. Nikki’s parents are both from Trinidad and Tobago and of African heritage, but the father does have a small amount of Indian heritage.

  3. RE: Nikki Minaj accused of cultural appropriation after SNL peformance: @Lana, what does her South Asian heritage have to do with her East Asian “Oriental Chinoiserie” panto presentation?

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