We’re excited to report Nicki Minaj and Drake have both been nominated for the 2015 TIME Person of the Year award. Drake nabbed a nomination thanks to his platinum-selling mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, his unanimous win over Meek Mill, and his instant hit “Hotline Bling.”
Nicki was also recognized for a ton of reasons, including her increased commentary on race, gender, and sexuality, her VMAs performance, and world tour.
The legendary female rapper has a voice we can’t dismiss, and apparently she feels the same about Fetty’s lyrics. While at a roundtable discussion at the White House Council on Women and Girls, MC Lyte had this to say about the fairly new artist and his love for women.
“He may have a very unique way of presenting his ideas, but he does love women,” she said. “For what he’s up against in this climate with all of the other emcees, he’s taking a stand. He’s being pretty courageous right now with what it is that he presents in his music. Because it’s really not the norm.”
She also pointed to artists like Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Common, and Talib Kweli for discussing women in a respectful way in their music, and urged all rappers to realize they needed to take responsibility for the content of their lyrics.
You’ve got to love Fetty.
Bindi Irwin topped her emotional Dancing with the Stars performance with a tear-jerking photo of her late dad. Posing as a family, Bindi is pictured with her father Steve Irwin, brother, and mom.
Read her heartfelt caption above.
Netflix has scooped up new streaming options for our viewing pleasure. Among the new titles slated for release are Girlfriend’s Day, and previously unannounced project, Mercy.
Click here to read more about the indie films and decide which is more your Netflix and chill speed.
After taking a couple of days off from their whirlwind romance, KyGa is back in full effect.
What’s Happening In Hip-Pop: Nicki Minaj & Drake Nominated For TIME Person Of The Year, & More was originally published on globalgrind.com