*cue the music on Nicki’s OSF big screen why don’t you? …Located just atop this write-up, in the carousel. Let it play because..this situation called for a theme song 🙂
sang said it best:
I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream to the top of my lungs
I just found out there’s no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you’ve got to rise above
I just can’t wait til my 10 year reunion
I’m gonna bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for
Sounds like rapper Nicki Minaj shared that sentiment exactly-because it was reported that she wanted to go speak at her former school: the famed LaGuardia High School in New York City but was turned down.
Now let the record show that despite here of late, although Nicki boasts of big butts, Anacondas, and racy lyrics; to her P-G credit, her colorful Barb persona has caught the attention of millions of young, impressionable fans like Ellen Degeneres‘ regulars: Sophie and Grace, (obviously) whose parents either gravitated to the catchier less racy singles of Nicki’s over the past six years…or were simply so blind-sighted by her color scheme
…that they turned a deaf ear to some of her more racy songs [which are greater in majority].
To her credit, we might add that Nicki did 360.
She just graced the pages if Dazed and Confuzed magazine; this time, all buttoned-up and professionally dressed versus twerk-sationally dressed. In this spread, she took advantage of the chance to show the world that although she can bring home the bacon, she can also fry it up in the pan.
(Peep the photographer’s artistry-that photo of her television satellite confiscated while she stands looking at it converservatively dressed. From there, you can see the vision…and Nicki in another light throughout the rest of the shoot):
In an interview with Teen Vogue in May 2013, Nicki spoke favorably of her former high school stating: “It was the first time I felt like I really fit in. Everyone there was creative. For once, I didn’t feel like there was something weird about me.”
Still, the favorable sentiments did not work to her advantage when now, although well past her ten year reunion and a big star years later; her offer to come back and speak to students was rejected…………..because she wanted to do it the big superstar way: Have the pow-wow with the students recorded/filmed.
The spokesperson for the Board of Education stated: “Of course alumni are welcome back to our campuses and we love to celebrate their success, providing it does not interrupt the educational process. Alumni visit all the time and address students. However, we do not allow reality TV to be filmed on school property. For documentaries, any visit to a public school must be educational in nature and cannot intrude on instruction.”