• Thu, Apr 19 2012

Nicki Minaj Makes Sartorial Meta-Commentary On Mainstream Culture’s Fascination With BDSM

Dear bored housewives of America flipping listlessly through 50 Shades Of Grey: Nicki Minaj sees you. She feels you. And she is making some kind of comment on you via her outfit.

In a move doubtlessly intended to engage with mainstream culture’s enduring fascination with BDSM, Nicki Minaj overlaid a relatively normal outfit with a strappy bondage dress while traveling to a TV engagement in London yesterday. By pairing the constricting, fetish-y garment (plus fetish-y shoes and accessories) with an all-American sports jacket, blonde hair, and polka dot tights, Ms. Minaj spoke to the conflicting desires of millions of “mommy porn” consumers without saying a word. Is it possible for these various conflicting urges to converge within one nice, suburban, individual? Is “the fantasy of surrender” truly a result of the delicious cognitive dissonance that comes from working outside the home, but being dominated within it? Or is it all complete and utter bullshit? Nicki Minaj wants you to ponder these questions.

Or maybe she just liked the way it looked on her. Who knows?

(Via Celebuzz)

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  • OpalCaves

    Eww. Shoot the stylist. Wayyyyyyyy too much going on. Love the bondage trend but it looks better when subtle.

  • Jen

    Dang, I wish I liked her music more than I do. She seems cooler every time I read something about her. But the music… does not work for me.

  • ash

    Can you please talk about how regis philbin groped (see sexual harassed) her on TV and how nobody is saying anything about it?

  • Child

    Why is bondage a trend? It’s a sexual fetish, and shouldn’t people with the fetish be the ones wearing it? Does everyone in the fashion industry have a secret BDSM fetish then? What?