39 min

The Unravelling of Nicki Minaj Pop Cultured with theSkimm

    • Society & Culture

Nicki Minaj still has the kind of starpower that can hijack a news cycle with a few tweets. Has she been using it to silence the voice of a woman her husband was arrested for assaulting? 

You’ll hear from:
Dr. Jameta Barlow, community health psychologist and an assistant professor of writing at The George Washington University
Carmen Alvarez, the bookstagrammer behind the @tomesandtextiles Instagram page. She recommends “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Donna Johnson, the bookstagrammer behind the @thisbrownegirlreads community and Instagram page. She recommends “Daughters of the Stone” by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa.

Check out more of theSkimm’s Hispanic Heritage Month book recs here. 

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Skimm'd by Senior Producer and Host Bridget Armstrong. Produced by Alaisha Key, with special help from Luke Vargas, and Ciara Long. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

Nicki Minaj still has the kind of starpower that can hijack a news cycle with a few tweets. Has she been using it to silence the voice of a woman her husband was arrested for assaulting? 

You’ll hear from:
Dr. Jameta Barlow, community health psychologist and an assistant professor of writing at The George Washington University
Carmen Alvarez, the bookstagrammer behind the @tomesandtextiles Instagram page. She recommends “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Donna Johnson, the bookstagrammer behind the @thisbrownegirlreads community and Instagram page. She recommends “Daughters of the Stone” by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa.

Check out more of theSkimm’s Hispanic Heritage Month book recs here. 

Want more Skimm? 


Sign up for our free daily newsletter

Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts


Skimm'd by Senior Producer and Host Bridget Armstrong. Produced by Alaisha Key, with special help from Luke Vargas, and Ciara Long. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

39 min

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