Nicki Minaj’s international anti-vaccine fiasco reveals the life-and-death stakes at the heart of normalizing a culture of fandom tribalism.
It was a year when both men and women bared their emotions through music.
Nicki Minaj is the preeminent female rapper. Her latest album Queen embraces a kind of girl power that has been criticised both within and outside the rap world.
MTV may not be the power house it used to be but the music video is flourishing online.
Musicians and performers have long been considered to influence young people in negative ways.