I’m sure we are all used to rappers doing stupid shit, felonious activity notwithstanding. Without sounding like a chauvinist, I especially enjoy when lady rapsters get caught acting like morons. Actually, I like when ladies do pretty much anything, so I guess that doesn’t count. Nonetheless, when I heard about Nicki Minaj in the “news” for a name change, naturally, I ignored it. Then, somehow, the “story” found it’s way into my life.
Turns out she’s supposedly changing her stage name from Nicki Minaj to Roman Zolanski (a la Sasha Fierce). That in & of itself isn’t really noteworthy. What’s curious is that she’s being top secret about her debut album ‘Alter Ego,’ where she’s to introduce this “Zolanski” character, & explain the relevance of Roman Zolanski–Nicki Minaj 2.0–to the industry. I’m saying, is she sure she knows who Roman Polanski is? More importantly, is this a moniker she wants to adopt & use to represent her in music, or even better/worse, life? I know niggas don’t read books, but I’ll be damned if our laziness is so eggregious these days that we can’t even watch TV anymore.
Without passing judgment, Polanski had sex, repeatedly, with one minor female that the public is aware of, then fled the country, albeit something like 40 years ago. Dude’s like 106 now, so you never can tell how many women are embarrassed, just plain forgot, or merely passed away waiting for justice to be served. This dude is facing extradition at this very moment. A proverbial fight for his life, & he doesn’t even see any wrongdoing on his part. Remember that chick from ‘The Golden Child?’ Not for nothing, but Polanski molested her, too. Allegedly. Which brings me to my point:
What could the reason possibly be to go by the name of a child rapist, that’s undergoing trial right now for his crimes, however old they are? I’m confused by the imagery The Artist Formerly Known As Nicki Minaj is trying to convey to the throngs of young chickens who undoubtedly idolize her from stiletto heel to lace-front wig. Is Nicki empowering the girl who was seduced, abused & taken advantage of by Polanski, in some strange “I’m in love with my captor” type of way, or did Nicki hear the name “Roman Polanski” on CNN, on the way to BET, & thought it had a nice ring to it? I assume she replaced the “P” with a “Z” for legal reasons. I should let her know that reading isn’t really for dumb people. Nah, I’d just confuse her at this point.
Man, this chick better “leak” a sex tape or get pregnant by Lil Wayne soon. Trust me, I’m usually right about these types of things.