AllHipHop.com CEO and founder Chuck Creekmur may live in a glass house and should know better to throw stones. As an editor of a hip hop website, that frequently writes about rap music that includes lyrics that degrades women, I’d hope he’s written an open letter to male rappers, just like the one below he wrote to Nicki Minaj.
Creekmur who is a father to a young daughter, has issues with Minaj, particularly her new album cover. In his open letter, he asked what is her end game and the message she’s conveying to fans.
Dear Nicki Minaj,
I own AllHipHop.com. AllHipHop has been historically uber supportive of the rapper Nicki Minaj. That’s YOU, homie! When I say historically, we can take it all the way back to when you had to stand in line to get into parties or those grimy underground videos you once pumped out on the streets. You know, that period of time before Lil Wayne and Young Money. Along the way, something changed. This isn’t the change everybody wants to talk about though. No hate there. AllHipHop had published an old image for some reason or another some years ago. You remember the one of you licking a lollipop and evoking the now-classic image of Lil Kim in all of her crotchiness? Of course you remember your version of that image, because you asked us to take it down through a member of the team. The team member let us know that Nicki is no longer on that and is doing a lot to promote a new image — “blah blah blah.”
But, guess what? Not only do I run AllHipHop, I’m a father, too. For a moment there, I felt like I had briefly peered into the deepest recesses of Nicki Minaj’s true inner self, a being that cares how this ratchet s**t affects my kid. I said to myself, “Self, how cool is this? Nicki is already evolving into somebody that my daughter may get to listen to on my watch. Maybe.” I’ve been in the music game a minute now, so I know how it goes. So, when I peeped the artwork for your latest single, I wasn’t even shocked, I was just disappointed. The song: “Anaconda.” The art: your booty in a thong. As a man, I can appreciate the virtues of your perfect posterior. The dad guy is not a happy camper, particularly now that his lil’ girl is transitioning into a young lady.
Now, the most popular, current Black female rapper starts overtly pushing her hyper-sexualized image again?
Just my luck.
I’m trying to raise a young girl that will eventually grow into someone greater than the both of us. I know that this requires great parenting, great education, great luck and an assortment of great influences. I’m sure you know the influence you wield, but now, if you told the “Barbs” to scratch my eyes out, some would attack without thinking about it. I’m sure some will also replicate the “Anaconda” image without thinking about it too. Your original image already has 256,817 (and counting) likes under the original Instagram picture you posted, so I venture that your average girl could strive to get a couple hundred likes from her friends. Is this the path you want to lead impressionable kids down?
I’ll never understand how people hold celebrities accountable when it comes to how they raise their own children. If you’re doing the right job as a parent, you child should realize and know that there are better role models out there. Rappers, singers, actors aren’t there to raise your children. And as for Creekmur, you’d think he would know what her end game is. The all mighty dollar. I’ll hold my breathe waiting for an open letter to be written to male rappers.
Clutchettes, what do you think of his open letter?