So, Miles, after reading your insipid little article I have one question:
what's your point?
Also, someone asked Rihanna why she's working with Chris Brown? She responded, "beats me."
This piece was convoluted and ignored to mention the fact that the biggest players on the American pop music stage are all female: Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce. The only people who cared about M.I.A. flipping the bird at halftime were the bloggers who thought that they could capitalize on the story. Additionally, it's laughable to write a piece that mentions M.I.A., her Super Bowl scandal and the oppression of women without talking about her "Bad Girls" video or addressing its' underlying message. Also, Toure is a great writer, but I don't agree with his deductions. Karmin, Kreayshawn and Iggy Azalea are all on the cusp of becoming pop stars. Their fan bases are not made up of hip-hop purists, they're made up of white tweens. White women rapping is considered "cute and comical" because it is. Lauryn Hill released a new song this week entitled "Fearless Vampire Killer." In it she says "you're real short term, you don't see the big picture." Those words are especially pertinent with regards to this piece and its' writer.