Nicki Minaj Compares War on Drugs to ‘Slavery, or Something Crazier’

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Nicki Minaj says she’ll help Meek Mill follow parole rules.

PHILADELPHIA — Nicki Minaj promised to keep boyfriend Meek Mill on the straight and narrow as a judge threatened jail over his latest parole infractions. The 33-year-old Minaj disclosed only that they were living together, but conceded she might have more influence over the rapper than his parole officer. “She’s not going to be the one sleeping alone if he goes to jail. I am,” Minaj told the judge. “He’s not perfect, but I can’t believe how much he’s changed.” Prosecutors said the 28-year-old Mill violated parole in a 2009 drug and gun case by repeatedly changing his court-approved travel schedule and ducking a drug test. Our government is aware of these statistics and thinks it’s OK?’ The sentences are inhumane.” In a cover story interview that touched on music, acting and Minaj’s relationship with fellow rapper Meek Mill, Minaj spoke about the lengthy terms given for drug offences since former US president Richard Nixon first declared a war on drugs into law in the 1970s.

In July, Barack Obama highlighted his push for the criminal justice reform of jail terms linked to drugs that tend to disproportionately impact African American and Hispanic citizens with an historic visit to a federal prison. Of the visit, Minaj said: “I thought it was so important when he went to prisons and spoke to people who got 20 and 30 and 40 and 50 years for drugs.

He can be irresponsible,” said Minaj, who was sworn in under her birth name, Onika Maraj. “Since I’ve come in his life, I think I’ve been working on that a little bit. … There are women who are raped, people who are killed and [offenders] don’t even serve 20 years.” Minaj added: “I was blown away, watching the footage of him speaking to the prisoners.

He’s just getting accustomed to being an adult.” She has alternately scolded, wrangled and jailed Mill while ordering him to undergo etiquette, anger management and parenting classes. I loved that he made them people again.” Billboard also asked Minaj about the Black Lives Matter protest movement that has shed light on racialised policing and the deaths of unarmed black men and women throughout the year. “I did research on the Sandra Bland case,” Minaj said, referring to the case of a black Texan woman who was arrested during a routine traffic stop on her way to work and was found dead in her jail cell three days later. “That’s why it hit me so hard.

But she feared her tactics aren’t working. “He told me last evening how he respects you,” DeSimone said. “He wouldn’t be who he is if you sent him to the state penitentiary in 2009. Minaj’s performance of the poem was met with praise from some feminists online as well as derision by commenters who believed she could not dress provocatively or use sexual innuendo without undermining her reading of the poem. “It ended up proving a point.

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