It’s hard for women to break into the music industry, especially women of color, but Nicki Minaj is one star who has helped pave the way. As if we needed yet another reason to love her, she recently broke another glass ceiling of sorts. 

 

She’s partnered up with Myx Fusions, serving as both the brand’s spokesperson and part owner. Of her decision to endorse the alcoholic beverage, she told MTV News, "I was just feeling like with a lot of the male artists, like in hip-hop, they've gone out and started alcohol drinks or they've endorsed drinks and stuff like that. And I never saw a female really do it." Way to go, Nicki!

 

Whether we like to talk about it or not, there’s a stigma around women getting drunk. Women are less likely to be perceived as too drunk because of the stereotype that it isn't "ladylike" to drink. In a controversial article that sparked much feminist debate, a Slate writer proposed that women can prevent rape if they abstain from alcohol. In a year when there have been so many discussions of female alcohol consumption, mostly negative and shaming, it’s perfect timing for Minaj to break into the industry. 

 

Thanks to MTV News 

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Tagged in: women of color, women in music, rap, p diddy, Nicki Minaj, myx fusions, hip hop, feminism, drunk shaming   

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