Is she a natural beauty or is it all about the big booty? Whatever the real answer is, images of her big-bottomed bikini bod, bubbly boobs, thick thighs, and tiny waist are plastered everywhere on social media. But what did she look like before all the fame and fortune?
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The media is on fire with questions about whether Nicki Minaj went "too far" with the artwork for her next single, Anaconda , which shows her from behind wearing just a pink G-String. Amazingly, what nobody is discussing is the wider issues of the historical roots, cultural resonance and contemporary implications of a mass circulated image that arguably reduces black women to just "big butts" and little more. According to black cultural critics such as Patricia Hill Collins, one of the most famous historical examples of the way black women have been dehumanized through the "booty" is the case of a South African slave called Sarah Baartman. Baartman spent much of her life being exhibited as a "freak" because of the size of her buttocks. Known as the Hottentot Venus, she was put on display in London and Paris, often in a cage. After she died in - in poverty - she was dissected, and her sexual organs were housed in a Paris museum until And virtually every porn site featuring black women talks about the "booty" in its promo text, promising lots of "big black round asses". This fetishization of the so-called "Black Booty" is also common in mainstream pop culture, especially hip hop much of which is owned by white corporations - and must be put in the context of the sexualized racism that black women have experienced in the US, going back to slavery and continuing through to the present day. Images of sex are never simply about sex, especially when it comes to African Americans in the US.
If you woke up this morning and your Internet had a giant "BROKEN" sticker slapped across it, that's because either Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston got married and had a baby overnight or Kim Kardashian put her famous butt on the cover of a magazine. Slathered in oil, natch. We wish it was the former, but it was not.
She is known for her trim yet shapely curves. Yet Eva Longoria opted to enhance her natural shape as she pulled off her best impression of Nicki Minaj for a convincing rendition of the rapper's hit Anaconda on the show which aired in the US on Thursday night. The year-old Desperate Housewives star pulled out her best moves as she rocked skimpy magenta shorts and a white vest - the exact replica of Nicki's in the music video. Scroll down for video.