… Or that’s the feeling you get looking at the cover art for her new Black Friday mix tape, anyway.
As you can see above, Kim is sitting in the middle of a Kill Bill style bloodbath, with what appears to be the disemboweled carcass of Nicki Minaj behind her. And of course, the name Black Friday is a play on Nicki’s #1 album, Pink Friday.
Violence in rap isn’t something that we as a society take all that seriously any more, but 15-20 years ago, the rap community was considered a dangerous place. Kim, who was especially close to the late Biggie Smalls, should know that. Why she would choose to fight back at Nicki with images of death is beyond me. It’s probably poor judgment for her to take a swing at Nicki in the first place, but illustrating her dead is just stupid.
On the other hand, Kim’s an old rapper. She needs to grab our attention somehow, and the last time she was popular, this kind of behavior was considered the norm. Beside, it’s not like Nicki can’t stand up for herself.
What do you think of this cover? Does it offend you? Do you understand what Kim’s trying to do? Let me know what you think in the comments and by voting in the poll.