Fans have defended Kelly and criticized his accusers. The backlash illustrates how black girls face harsh skepticism when revealing trauma in a society that effectively erases their girlhood.
Women artists in hip hop are still considered a “niche” group. If you’re a rapper and a mother, the stakes are even higher.
What's notable is how people from one group have embraced another group's traditions, resulting in a fusion of cultural practices that recognizes the country’s increasing diversity.
“I Can’t Date Jesus” gets personal about being queer, black and Southern during a slow cultural shift in black churches.
Rodriguez says that "the reception of the show has been so wonderful for people who have been marginalized for such a long time, especially the African American and Latino side of the community."
Rap has always been a competitive sport, but has this rivalry gone too far?
It’s hard to tell whether the series of moments that left many fans slack-jawed was real or a publicity stunt for West’s upcoming album.