7 Times Nicki Minaj Actually Taught Us Something About Life

7 Times Nicki Minaj Actually Taught Us Something About Life

Yes, you read that correctly.

If you know me, you know that I genuinely love Nicki Minaj. A lot of people think I'm messing with them, but no, I think she's an incredible performer and an all-around inspiring person. Yes, she's controversial, and I love it. This article isn't to change anyone's mind on her. Trust me, I've tried. It's just to tell you seven highly important life lessons that Nicki Minaj has taught me, and I hope can teach you.

1. Confidence

"True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you're great, you have no need to hate."

2. Love

"If you believe in me, I'll love you unconditionally. Trust is love."

3. Hatred

"The people that are inclined to hate, are also inclined to be losers."

4. Happiness

"Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty."

5. Living life to its fullest

"Life is a prize. But to live doesn't mean you're alive."

6. Success

"You know what scares people? Success."

7. Girl Power

"You can be the king, but watch the queen conquer."

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Celebrities Should Be Good Role Models For The Youth

There is a difference between Cardi B. and Zendaya.

In the golden age of social media, celebrities’ lives are constantly blasted to the world all over the internet. Paparazzi expose their most intimate moments by posting photos and writing about their every move. With a single search, anyone can find photos of Chrissy Teigen grocery shopping, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber on a date or a post about Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy.

With Hollywood projecting famous people’s lives on every platform possible, the public is regularly intaking the behavior of these pop culture stars. Celebrities influence the younger generation, intentional or not. Teenagers buy Kanye West’s shoe brand, Yeezys, and plump their lips to achieve the famous Kylie Jenner full-lip look. With so much influence, should celebrities be good role models for the youth? Rapper Cardi B. has some thoughts to share.

Female music artist, Cardi B., has recently blown up with the release of her song “Bodak Yellow.” On her Instagram post on February 8th, she writes, “I’m not trying to be this ‘ROLE MODEL’ to these young girls because I’m very rated R and I’m not a perfect person.” Cardi B continues, “I wouldn’t want to change for nobody neither.” Her stance is that she shouldn’t have to censor herself just because her life is put out there for everyone to assess. She does recognize her words have power though, and says, “I want to let them know that dreams really do come true with hard work and prayer!”

On the other hand, other celebrities try to set a good example for the youth through their actions, such as actress and singer Zendaya Coleman. Zendaya is an open advocate for black rights and women’s rights, and she encourages changes in education as well. She utilizes her social media to speak on important issues, posting, “Trans People Are Not A Burden,” on Instagram, or advocating education on Twitter:

Zendaya tweets regularly about relevant news issues, such as the ongoing slavery in Libya or African American successes, such as the high representation of the African American population in the upcoming movie, “Black Panther.” However, she not only posts on social media, but she turns her words into actions, showing the youth that they can voice their own opinions too. She participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. after Trump’s inauguration, and she wore her hair in an afro on the Red Carpet to remind the audience of the importance of representing of African Americans.

Celebrities have opposing viewpoints on whether or not they should be role models for the youth. Some are like Cardi B., who want to live their own lives without worrying about their impact on others, and some are like Zendaya, who want to use their platform to speak on issues important to them. It is the public’s responsibility to determine which type of celebrities’ behavior they want to follow.

Celebrities should recognize that they have a big following and can greatly influence the public. They should try to set good examples for the youth who are highly impressionable while still being true to themselves.

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5 TV Shows That Do Not Get The Binge-Watching They Deserve

Maybe it's time to give "One Tree Hill" a break.

We've all watched (or at least heard of) "Grey's Anatomy", "Gossip Girl", "One Tree Hil"l, "Stranger Things", etc. But there are such amazing shows that get overlooked by these ones. So, I'm about to make your life so much better. Unless you've already watched these, then I'm impressed!

1. "Melissa & Joey"

If you ever watched "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", you'll recognize Melissa Joan Hart as Mel Burke, the aunt of two teenagers she must take in when their parents go to jail. Seems like a serious show, but trust me, it's anything but. So so so funny.

2. "Young & Hungry"

I promise you, you recognize this lead actress. Emily Osment, of "Hannah Montana", plays a personal chef to a handsome millionaire. I won't give anything away, but SO cute.

3. "Community"

This hilarious show tells the story of the most dysfunctional study group imaginable at a local community college. Such a funny cast too.

4. "Desperate Housewives"

It's like the "Real Housewives", but fake, funnier, and even MORE dramatic.

5. "Don't Trust the B in APT 23"

This show only lasted two seasons, but I genuinely think it was so funny. Krysten Ritter plays the roommate from hell.

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