Nicki Minaj and Crissle (The Read) - "Lookin A** N****" Extended Mix

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Nicki Minaj is a complicated pop culture figure. While she complies with patriarchal dominance, she also challenges it. When she chooses to use her powers for good, the Trinidadian-emcee provides crucial critiques of hip hop.

Nicki strikes back against misogynoir in her latest buzz single "Lookin Ass Nigga." DJ Marack mixed the song with a clip from The Read. In the clip, Crissle West explains why men have no right to berate and belittle Black women. 

The result is a perfect, expletive-laden mashup reminiscent of Beyoncé's "***Flawless."

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