Carmen’s Team Pick:
It was July 6, 2012. It was just another day on UpWorthy. And then, there was Nicki Minaj.
The video itself is nostalgic, an Internet classic for Minaj’s truest fans. It’s footage from the MTV documentary on the rapper that came out in 2010, and centers entirely around Nicki’s feelings on sexism in her industry. But it’s just as relevant now as ever.
Please watch this. Maybe you never have or maybe you used to watch it daily. Either way it is your affirmation for the day.
“When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He bossed up. No negative connotation behind ‘bossed up.’ But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch.”