During the 1970′s, Title IX helped change the landscape of America culture for women in sports and education. For better or worse, the the law has done more good than bad. However, one aspect of society where its impact hasn’t been felt (and it wasn’t supposed to) is Hip-Hop. Clearly a male-dominated industry, there have been exceptions to the rule such as Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Remy Ma and Trina. With the decade nearing a close, the face of female rap at the moment happens to be Young Money’s, Nicki Minaj. Her lyrics have garnered her respect, most notably from Lil’ Wayne, in the form of several mixtapes and a group album due out this month, but the argument against her is her look and persona. Ironically, it is female MC’s who have a problem with the way she is portraying herself.
â€œI donâ€™t do the Barbie thing â€” thatâ€™s her thing,â€ LoLa Monroe said in an intervew. â€œI really donâ€™t agree with it, thatâ€™s basic. It doesnâ€™t make sense to me because first off, youâ€™re basically saying Iâ€™m jacking somebody who has never been known to have their style all throughout their career. Sheâ€™s never been set to have her own style. Itâ€™s always been set to say sheâ€™s jacking Lilâ€™ Kim to Foxy [Brown] and now Lil Wayne. So how can I be jacking somebody or using somebodyâ€™s style if they never been known to have their own style. That part never made sense.”