Rapper of the Day: This Indian Rapper Uses Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda" as Her Protest Soundtrack

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Rapper Sofia Ashraf took to YouTube to protest how one company's work practices have hurt the small Indian city of Kodaikanal.

In a video backed by Nick Minaj's Anaconda (AKA Sir Mixalot's Baby Got Back), Ashraf calls out Unilever and a local thermometer factory for damaging the health of workers and polluting water used by the city's citizens with dangerous levels of mercury.

The chorus states:

"Kodaikanal won't
Kodaikanal won't
Kodaikanal won't back down until you make amends now."



The video points viewers to a petition that asks Unilever CEO Paul Polman to clean up the pollution caused by the thermometer factory. It summarizes the plight felt by workers at the factory and its neighbors.

The factory operators did not give its workers any protective equipment or information about the disastrous impact that mercury has on health.

The factory owned by Hindustan Unilever also dumped toxic mercury around their plant, and this has not been cleaned up in the 14 years since this plant was shut down. The contamination continues to impact forests and groundwater.

The workers cannot afford private healthcare. They have been fighting for Unilever to clean up the toxic contamination and compensate them for their medical expenses as a result of mercury for many long years. They need us to stand with them now, more than ever.



The creators of the petition hope to gather 15,000 signatures and have received half that number so far.

If you (somehow) disagree with the politics, you can at least appreciate a very talented rapper making some good music.

Apology of the Day: Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are BFFs Again

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Taylor Swift apologized to Nicki Minaj and now everything is totally ok with the world.
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Hallelujah, there is peace on Earth.

Surely you know about the immense brouhaha that stole the Internet's breath July 22 when Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and a bunch of ancillary celebrities (we're looking at you, Chrissy Teigen) had a good ol' fashioned Twitter spat.

Well, the clouds have parted.

Taylor Swizzle, in a pretty classy move, apologized for the whole mess.



Then, Nicki Minaj, in an equally classy move, accepted the apology.



They didn't even need Aaron Paul to mediate the fight for them.

Finally we can focus on something more worthwhile, like the Trump/Graham fight.

Peacemaker of the Day: Aaron Paul Tries to End the Twitter Feud Between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

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Aaron Paul wants to help nicki minaj and taylor swift.
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Surely, by now, you are already familiar with the pop music Twitter feud that is slowly destroying the world.

If not then you probably just have some personal problems like 'things to do' or 'a social life'.

But for the rest of us, we're stuck wringing our hands over whether Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift will ever get along again, why Meek Mills dragged Drake into this and when Chrissy Teigen will finally leave her computer?





But in walks Aaron Paul with a solution to create peace and bring the world the order it deserves.



You can tell it's been keeping him up all night. And you can't deny that coffee and pancakes with Aaron Paul would solve many, many problems in the world.

I say send him to finally settle that whole Israel/Palestine thing.

Controversial Video of the Day: Nicki Minaj Uses Nazi Imagery in New Video

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Moving on from her previous work involving long snakes and big butts, Nicki Minaj is exploring a new motif in her latest video: Nazi imagery.

The lyric video for "Only" featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown, depicts cartoon versions of Minaj surrounded by soldiers with red arm bands, tanks, gas masks and Nazi-like propaganda emblazoned with the logo for her record label, Young Money, instead of a swastika.

The video was just released this past weekend, and surprise, surprise - people are not very happy about it.

"Nicki Minaj's new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture's exploitation of Nazi symbolism," Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. "The irony should be lost on no one that this video debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 'night of broken glass' pogrom that signaled the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust."

There hasn't been any sort of official response yet from Nicki Minaj or the the video's director, Jeff Osborne, but Osborne is sharing lots of the outrage through retweets on his account.

Viral Video of the Day: This Poetry Reading of Nicki Minja's 'Anaconda' Will Give You Deep Thoughts About Butts

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Disclaimer: Some adult language... obviously.

Music Video of the Day: Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her Butt in Her New Shocking "Anaconda" Video

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Disclaimer: Gratuitous and not safe for work.

Music Video of the Day

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In which Nicki Minaj wins the award for "Hot Mess."

(Not Safe For Work, Nicki Minaj, obvs)

[thanks, mattthew! nickiminaj]