Lesbianhonesty: Are We Ready For It?
In fact, Nicki Minaj’s two-year plot to take Cassie away from Diddy (see Usher’s 2010 “Little Freak”) has come to fruition. In a sneak peek shot from the set of the bad girl beauties’ newest collabo “Boys,” the two engage in a provocative pose. While we’re used to seeing Minaj’s backside, the only semblance of her are cotton candy tresses facing the south end of a euphoric-looking Cas, simply taking it. Though exhibiting lesbian curiosity has been a surefire method in the media for guaranteed ratings and album sales, sexuality that is all-female-everything is inching towards full disclosure. But are we ready for it?
Earlier this week, R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius also frolicked in girlie business for the video of her explicit cut “F**k N Get It Over With.” There’s very little time for you to even call to mind a similar breakup encounter before another character besides Marsha appears: a leading lady.
Ambrosius, a vocal gay rights advocate, has not openly let on that she played for the other “team” and yet in her track’s visuals, the soulstress is checking for a woman who’s draped in nothing but lingerie.
The visual made kiddie waves with blogs barely even pointing out the obvious “elephant.” (Before the LGBT community brings out the rainbow flag, understand that this is no shot at gay couples.) It’s a blatant sign of progress that equality has finally spilled over into the musical landscape to the point where outward expressions of third-box sexuality is becoming normal.
Lesbiahonest, the industry has been preparing for its susceptibility to female lady lovers. Throw it back to the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards’ liplockage between Britney Spears, Madonna and (an overshadowed) Christina Aguilera. The smooch made headlines everywhere, an effect that was similar to Frank Ocean’s open Tumblr letter revealing his first love was a man. Peep Azealia Banks, the Harlem-bred rapstress, who has expressed her bi-interests, along with Odd Future’s Syd The Kyd. Even before the newbies were all about show-and-telling their sexual preferences, Queen Latifah’s main chicks were sidebar fodder but always noted on-the-low.
When the clip for Cassie and Nicki’s sexually-flavored duet finally drops, there will be no need for an advance warning. By the looks of things, change is finally here.