Rap, in General, II: The Famous Asses of Rap

By Opheli Garcia Lawler

Via Genius

There is a lot to be said about women who work in rap. They are talented, fierce, and carve their way out in an industry that has never been known for being particularly loving to women. And while in the future this column fully plans to delve deep into the topic of female rappers, today we are going to talk about asses who have inspired great rap lyrics. Because, ladies, if we can’t achieve equality and respect, at least we can achieve objectifying admiration?

To begin with, we will start with the most obvious, Kim K, who not only Kanye has used for artistic inspiration. Everyone from Swan Lee to Rae Sremmurd to Twista have used her ass as comparison base. With a rather “bare-all” initial approach to fame, her body has become her most famous asset despite the fact that her business acumen has afforded her a multi-billion dollar industry.

Taking it back a little bit, Jennifer Lopez has also inspired a wealth of rappers to praise her body. Sean Combs (P.Diddy) loved it so much he dated her. Rapper Eminem, who is known for his rather unkind and untrue lyrics, claimed he banged her. JLo is a successful musician, performer and actress, who even after turning 40 years old, continues to work and look to an amazing degree.

Nicki Minaj, despite the fact that she is a rapper that surpasses most in talent, eloquence, and success, has still been reduced to the amount she can jiggle her ass by many of her peers. Drake has rapped ad nauseum about how good he would treat Nicki, and her ass, and with it completely disregarding that she’s swerved the man ample times. Most recently she was dragged into a social media dispute between boyfriend Meek Mill and longtime friend, Drake.

In Drake’s diss track, he refers to Nicki as a way to get at Meek Mill. When recently interviewed, Nicki completely shut down any notion to her involvement in what she called a childish disagreement between two grown men.

Hopefully one day, a woman’s great ass will be second to her great business acumen.

Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Highlighter Staff Columnist. Email her at music@nyunews.com

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