Yet again, another Pop star has stepped on a soapbox to announce their relinquishment of role modeling duties.
As we know, Nicki Minaj swiped Lil’ Kim’s style, but she also adopted the lifestyle of Pop culture plastic icon, Barbie. Minaj flaunts her seemingly artificial exterior around in oddly crafted costumes, pink cars and colorful wigs, all things that attract the attention of young girls. Although obviously marketing herself to a younger crowd, the 29-year-old woman feels they should not look to her as a figure with parental influence.
While on The View, Minaj said that “5 and 6-year-olds have to be parented by their parents,” a clear slap in the face to parents who have little girls that imitate her over-the-top antics and recite her vulgar lyrics (Hi, Sophia Grace and Rosie). These parents have afforded her a lifestyle only seen in Barbie movies, yet she subtly insults their parental skills.
Of course, parents should monitor what/who their kids are listening to, but Pop stars should also be mindful what they are disseminating to a world filled with naïve minds.