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HS principal wouldn’t let Nicki Minaj speak to kids, and she can’t figure out why

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Nicki Minaj is a highly-recognized rapper, has crafty lyrics and makes a lot of money.  That’s about all you can say about her and this is what makes her feel that she has a license to inspire young children.

Nicki was highly offended when the principal at her old high school told her that she was not invited to address the children at the school.  After getting the bad news, Minaj went onto Twitter to express her frustration over the matter.

“I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to students but the new principal declined,” she tweeted. “No need to inspire them, I guess.”

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan is her old stomping ground and the place where she was rejected.  One thing that Nicki didn’t mention is that she also asked the school to allow in an MTV production crew to shoot the whole thing, and they felt that the short notice would be too much of an interference with the actual education of their kids.

Principal Lisa Mars is the one who is at the receiving end of all of the outrage, since she’s the one who gave the green light on the decision to keep Nicki out of her school.  Since that time, people have taken to social media to express their outrage at the principal.

“We suggested alternative times for the singer to appear at the school, such as a weekend date. She and MTV declined because of her tight schedule,” the source said.

But maybe there is another reason that Nicki might not be the best choice for high school speaker.  Her most recent song “Anaconda,” has been criticized for being highly sexual, promoting of drug use, and also sends a message that she has sex with drug dealers in order to get their money.
So, maybe a good question is whether or not a young woman can be inspired to make a career choice like Nicki Minaj and end up being happy.  Do you think that a black doctor or lawyer might be a little better?
Here’s a sample of the lyrics from her song:
This dude named Michael used to ride motorcycles
D*ck bigger than a tower, I ain’t talking about Eiffel’s
Real country a** nigga, let me play with his rifle
P*ssy put his ass to sleep, now he calling me NyQuil
Now that bang bang bang,
I let him hit it ’cause he slang Cocaine
He toss my salad like his name Romaine
And when we done, I make him buy me Balmain
I’m on some dumb sh*t
Give us your thoughts.

52 Comments

  1. Tiffany

    September 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    If I was principal I wouldn’t care to have her “inspire” my children.

  2. Norman

    September 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I’m not sure nicki is much of a role model
    How about having a doctor or scientist
    Appear at the school

  3. Anthony

    September 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Is anyone familiar with Carla Harris?

    http://youtu.be/7hjr6hDnnxw

  4. Bonnie

    September 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I respect that principal for having principles! I know a lot of people would be upset because Nicki is a top artist but the truth is the last place she needs to be talking is in a school. Like Nicki said when she first came out and was being criticized for her lyrics. “I didn’t come out to be a child artist. I am an adult artist.” Stop fucking with the youth than want to say I didn’t do it, when the heat from your actions comes down.

  5. tbarnes

    September 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Good move principal. She is an unoriginal, unattractive freak. There must be a better pool of people from which to choose.

    • au

      May 15, 2020 at 11:57 am

      no she isn’t nicki is the of queen and she is talented and beautiful. you are jealous of her talent and beauty and you could never do the things she does. plus u prolly stan cardi 🤮

  6. Marc

    September 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Nicki is full of it. Pure and simple. LaGuardia is a specialized high school and has almuni far more famous and accomplished than her. Perhaps she could mention in her tweets that Eartha Kitt gave a free concert for the students there. But saying that would put her talents and relevance to black America into better perspective

  7. SB

    September 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Common sense, just by looking at her lyrics & lifestyle:

    Any one who would allow her or most of our so called entertainers to “inspire” children should be fired from ANY job position they’re in that deals with handling children, period!

    The reasons for such is legion, but those with any remnant of morality already know. And concerning Black folks, anyone taking precious time to express outrage over Nicky being rejected is a sellout and should not only be viewed as an enemy of Black folks, but an enemy to children, in general!

    Peace

  8. jaime love

    September 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Great decision! Kudos to the principal!

  9. Zee

    September 13, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    There are much better choices to inspire children. Give me a break: We wonder why our children are drawn to the base things of life and are not succeeding in the numbers they should? Because we keep putting up or allowing bad influences before them, but then expect expect different outcomes in their attitudes and behavior.

    So people are angry that the principal wouldn’t allow someone who’s (public) life portrays absolute sexual immorality and the evidence of being the slavemasters’ mental property to skin and grin over the children?

    If the number of angry people represents more than a few misguided individuals who think money and notoriety justifies any and everything, we are in worse shape than we know…

    The people who are outraged that she was not allowed access to young minds must be out of theirs.

  10. MsRiff4U

    September 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Why are people looking to these entertainers as role models?! Most of them are not! It’s all about the money for them. How is Nicki Minaj inspiring young women? Inspiring them to use their bodies as tools to get men to spend money on them? The principal did the right thing. Why does a MTV crew have to be there? If your really trying to inspire the youth from your old al ma mater you won’t need the media to do so!

  11. Marie

    September 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I applaud the principal in her efforts Nikki is not a role model for children based upon her image, lyrics , and denigration of black women and history.
    She was seeking an opportunistic moment to promote herself. She is an example of selling yourself and your culture for the ole mighty dollar.

  12. Adriene Fields

    September 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I agree with this principal. We can’t expect kids to do what’s right but then reward them with that kind of entertainment. Were get poor results when were double sided.

  13. Adriene Fields

    September 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    If we inspire, our kids to do something, we must ask the question, what are we inspiring them to do?

  14. Adriene Fields

    September 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Do we want our children to be inspired via pornographic sound

  15. Adriene Fields

    September 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Do we want our children to be inspired via pornographic sound. Bring Lecrae!

  16. Adriene Fields

    September 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I agree with this principal. We can’t expect kids to do what’s right but then reward them with that kind of entertainment. We get poor results when were double sided.

  17. Kelly

    September 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I agree and stand with the principal!!
    SHE IS NOT A ROLE MODEL, UNLESS YOU’RE LOOKING TO GET INTO PORN.

    I’m not knocking her hustle, let’s just admit the truth.

    Once again, you can put lipstick on a pig, and even add diamonds and pearls.
    ITS STILL A ——! ( you can fill in the space with your thoughts)

    She’s taken a page from Palins book, and like PALIN stayin too long.

    I really wish they would take their fortunes and fame and take a nice looooooog vacation, indefinitely!

  18. Bucktooth

    September 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Thank-You Principal! Not many people with morals/integrity! Minaj is a very gross woman! Role models? Beyonce,Kartrahians, Housewives not much there. There’s a black female, soon to be billionaire, that could have spoken..black plastic surgeon Beverly Hills, Senator Nina Ohio..sooo many choices these days!

  19. Ajuba Grinage

    September 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Well, come on what would she say that can uplift a group of students. kudos to the principal.

  20. Deborah Bee

    September 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Because she dresses and acts like a slut! ‘Nuf said.

  21. Katrina

    September 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    The world don’t need anymore crappy rapper to “inspire” our children. Those lyrics are horrible, can’t believe people will put out music like that. Our world is struggling enough morally. We need to inspirer our kids more than ever now to become the leaders for our future. Our lives depend on it.

  22. marcus davis

    September 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Principal made the right responsible decision.Nikki Minaj can’t figure out why? Too friggin dumb to figure anything out.

    • Jessie

      September 14, 2014 at 1:12 am

      Why are you hater are talking about nicki minaj she in Paris performing with beyonce

  23. Jessie

    September 14, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Nicki is a smart woman

  24. Jessie

    September 14, 2014 at 1:06 am

    And she wasn’t ban they just didn’t want the cameras

  25. nautica

    September 14, 2014 at 3:27 am

    People so quick to judge. What she do in her personal life shouldn’t have nothing to do with speaking to kids about education. How many of u have sex in ur home when u think the kids are all asleep. Stop with the madness. Her musik as nothing to do with her speaking education people. Grow up and stop acting like you perfect…gone.

    • Jason

      September 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Nautica, the difference is its not her personal life, because its expressed in public and in her music. What you put out there is what people judge. We all judge. She’s been like this for years so I think the right choice was made. She is not a role model for children. Plain and simple.

  26. Denise

    September 14, 2014 at 3:52 am

    I applaud the principal. This generation needs to aim higher in terms of lofty goals. Rather than aiming to become Beyawnce or a clown rapper, aim to become a doctor, lawyer or CEO of a Fortune 500 company instead.

  27. nico2cewl

    September 14, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Is it a coincidence that the ones who are defending this “slore” and her right to speak at a SCHOOL are using incorrect grammar, punctuation, and misspelling simple words? I think not. Evidently you weren’t in school to learn so I understand the ignorance. You promote this type of denigration to your children then wonder why your 10 y.o. son is talking back and your 12 y.o. daughter is pregnant. . Smh

  28. Ric

    September 14, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I find her disgusting. To be honest I live in the uk and love music but the image. And lyrics in her song make me vomit she should just get on with her career that is it

  29. Ric

    September 14, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I remember her years ago she was very good

  30. Ric

    September 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Has she sold her soul or something,to further her career how she sleeps at night is beyond me

  31. Ric

    September 14, 2014 at 5:33 am

    This is just what the upper goverment. Called the club of Rome, want they own or have there hands in everything

  32. Jeff

    September 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

    It was a good move by the principal!

  33. rob stores

    September 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Wow.. the only people that seem to defending the performer are uneducated. @ Nautica and others like Jesse your comment is the reason she cant speak at the school.

  34. JazziJodee

    September 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

    The only inspiration she can provide is to future strippers!! And wasn’t she the one who said she wasn’t interested in being a role model? Welcome to reality — no decent people care about anything you have to say

  35. Tera

    September 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Vanessa Del Rio was very famous, successful and made millions! She help hundreds break into the business. And from her “talent” she launched other business ventures.

    However I STILL WOULD NOT WANT A PORN STAR COMING TO MY DAUGHTERS H.I.G.H SCHOOL FOR ANY DAMN REASON!!

  36. janp

    September 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I definately agree with the principal. Our kids need to aspire to greatness and Nikki is no fool, anything to stay in the light, even if it helps no one but her. Most of these rappers don’t even want their own kids to listen to the garbage they say as rappers. So kudos to the principal

  37. Acacia

    September 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I agree with everyone’s thoughts as well. Nicki minaj is disappointing. She has lyrical talent but is so commercialized. As a black woman, she should continue to impress America as a female rapper because of her talent and not because of her sex appeal, we had lil’ Kim for that. The only message nicki can share with anyone is you need to have a big butt and sex. She calls herself “Barbie” which I plus another harmful message on it’s own. She might have been able to be a role model when she first came out; but now she is more detrimental to young black women and their views of their own self image than she is inspirational.

  38. Acacia

    September 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I agree with everyone’s thoughts as well. Nicki minaj is disappointing. She has lyrical talent, but is so commercialized. As a black woman, she should continue to impress America as a female rapper because of her talent and not because of her sex appeal, we had lil’ Kim for that. The only message nicki can share with anyone is you need to have a big butt and sex. She calls herself “Barbie” which Implies another harmful message on it’s own. She might have been able to be a role model when she first came out; but now she is more detrimental to young black women and their views of their own self image than she is inspirational.

  39. Mellow

    September 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

    This is a one trick pony, no talent. No seriously! Who can this poor excuse of a female represent, or inspire, damn, I wouldn’t leave an animal in her care, still evil prevails!

  40. yfullerbailey

    September 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Everyone’s comments are just beautiful and very accurate. The principal made her point very clear. She isn’t a good role model. In Nikki’s world she thinks that sexuality, entertainment is to be successful, to make money. Nikki should educate herself to the world of human trafficking, where young giris are used as sex slaves, their lives turned upside down, so degrading, deplorable, demeaning. And she shaking her a.

  41. Toni

    September 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Nikki knows how to tone it down…all the stuff she does is for her career. She will be okay speaking to the kids. I think the kids would get excited about her appearance and she would dress in the appropriate manner as I saw her dress on Ellen recently.

  42. Dac

    September 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    @nautica, I’m certain rapping about d!ck size, and cocaine, putting a niggas to sleep and getting that niggas to purchase Belmar for is educational and inspiring to young female students about to graduated from high school..yep go find you a big d!ck niggas to have sex with who slang coke and after tell him it’s cost him the purchase of brand name item…yep that’s real inspirational..ladies sell your va-Jay to a big d÷ck nugga who sells drugs and get paid….a aah isn’t that a Hoe? She sleeps with anything that paids her, especially males, but her passion is to have females and she had plenty pray tell..

  43. Zee

    September 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Anyone who thinks you have to be PERFECT before you can have the right to display ANY WISDOM; that you must NEVER have erred in life, to come to know the difference between GOOD CHOICES & BAD CHOICES, are folk who should NEVER be allowed to teach or influence our young people!

    To say NM, wouldn’t show up improperly dressed and could teach children about being a “business” woman is sooooo far off the wisdom wagon, I don’t know if there’s a step ladder strong enough to get you up there.

    She’s even denigrated her own last (family) name to denote sexual immorality for “business” purposes. You want to pretend she had no control over that? If that’s true, and she couldn’t say, “NO”, to the music industry about trashing her FAMILY NAME, then she truly is a puppet and has no brain to speak to children with any legitimacy or authority on anything, but trash.

  44. Kaye

    September 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    No Nicki should not speack to children. BUT black people listen to her and other negative music like this alllll day. Yall love calling yourselves Christians and your rap. And your kids know all the lyrics. You all kill me hypocrites! (I’m black, not Christian, and I don’t listen to rap.) This never ending cycle of self destruction is your choice at this point.

  45. Pretty Youniq

    September 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    These comments are funny, let me tell you why….clearly those that oppose did not read the article! It states – “We suggested alternative times for the singer to appear at the school, such as a weekend date.” Which means the did not totally decline her coming to the school, sooooo if you agree with the principal then you agree she should appear, just not during school hours! O_o Smh! Like it said the scheduling did not work, but if it did then she would have possibly appeared at the school on a weekend… AND bashing her when you don’t know her is NOT the greatest example for a child either, that is called judging a book by its cover. The article posed the question regarding what do you think not do you agree with the principal. Also calling people uneducated because they feel NM is a good business woman for whatever reason is also a form of ignorance because you don’t know them either and it is simply their opinion. I hope you are not teaching this to the same children you do not want NM to inspire! By the way, before you call me ignorant, I’m very educated with 2 degrees. Tupac’s T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E was also misrepresented by media and individuals who were not aware of what it actually stood for. People just saw the words and said oh he is telling our kids to be gangster, when in fact he was attempting to educate – The Hatred U Give Little Infants F*&#’s Everyone! Your posts are no different as you are simply responding to what you see. So for those of you that missed it, here was the actual question – So, maybe a good question is whether or not a young woman can be inspired to make a career choice like Nicki Minaj and end up being happy.  Do you think that a black doctor or lawyer might be a little better? – my answer – the inspiration would hopefully be to continue to pursue your dreams and don’t give up, just because she speaks to them does not mean they will inspire to be anything other than what they have already chosen since these are high school students. An entertainer is just that, comedy, film, or artist. Motivation is the motive, period, these responses make it seem like she was going to be recruiting for Anaconda 2!

  46. Regina

    September 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Excellent decision. We need more scientists, engineers, lawyers and doctors coming in and speaking with our children. NO SKANKS ALLOWED OR NEEDED.

    As for Petty youniq -STFU

  47. Flo6

    September 15, 2014 at 6:08 am

    The principal was right. My husband and myself are my children’s role models. We need to stop calling celebrities role models. They are ENTERTAINERS.

  48. Willie Johnson

    September 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

    The principal is a hero, rather she knows it or not but she’s doing her part in not letting people like that condition and destroy our kids! We should stand together and support her!

  49. David L. Frank Sr.

    September 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    In this day and age anyone who is of adult age is entitled to live their life as they choose. And, Ms Minaj has chosen to do that.
    However, there is a word called responsibility that goes hand in hand with living your life.
    You can’t rob a bank because you are old enough and then ask to go speak to children about being honest.
    Ms. Minaj hasn’t robbed a bank, but she had chosen to rap about topics and make sexually explicit videos that some parents allow their children to even watch.
    So, wether of not she was asked to come during or after school hours she is not a role model!
    Yes, she makes an incredible salary, but replacing growing up with morals and values with ” make that money” is not the message we need to expose children who are not at an age where they can really make sound choices, nor do they know how to filter out the things that can taint their indecisive thought process.
    They have to use their minds to solve math equations, and learn to rests and write.
    They can’t use their under developed minds and bodies to accomplish what she has done! They may not have to take this route if they study and learn to a point of excellence that will give them another option!
    Athletics and rapping are fallback careers and last I checked they don’t offer any curriculums that give degrees in any of these professions. At least not yet.
    If they do she may be qualified to teach if she has the proper credentials not just the dollars in the bank!
    Actually, it’s sad because she just may be a decent enough person in her real life, but the public life overshadows her real life. And, that is by her own choice!

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