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Nicki Minaj was forced to dump her version of Tracy Chapman's hit song "Baby Can I Hold You" off her new album, Queen, after the alternative music legend denied her request to sample the song.
Nicki Minaj dropped her much-anticipated album Queen -- her answer to one-hit wonder rapper Cardi B, who threatened to dethrone her with the summer's runaway hit "Bodak Yellow".
For years now, the only spawn of Alice Walker, has made it her mission to try and ruin her mother's life the way she perceives that her mother has ruined hers.
In retaliation, the famed 'Color Purple' author has cut 40-year-old Rebecca Walker from her will.
I can't say as I blame her. Enough is enough. When will Rebecca grow up and accept the fact that she is responsible for her own happiness in life?
Rebecca has written books (including Baby Love) and given interviews to numerous publications, while focusing on whining about her childhood.
"A good mother is attentive, sets boundaries and makes the world safe for her child. But my mother did none of those things," says Rebecca in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Mail.
"My mom taught me that children enslave women," she continued. "I grew up believing that children are millstones around your neck, and the idea that motherhood can make you blissfully happy is a complete fairytale."
While Rebecca's childhood and excellent Yale education doesn't seem to be too shabby (she's a contributor to publications, including Essence, Ms., Glamour, Interview and Vibe), she complains that she was not her mother's top priority:
"I came very low down in her priorities," she says, "after work, political integrity, self-fulfillment, friendships, spiritual life, fame and travel."
She goes on to discuss her mother's personal life, which includes dating singer Tracy Chapman when she was in her late 50's and early 60's.
And therein lies the problem. Here's the rest of the story:
Rebecca, who is bisexual, fails to mention that she lost the love of her life (Chapman) to her own mother. And that is why Rebecca ended up dating lesbian singer Meshell Ndegeocello instead.
She also doesn't bother to mention the $60,000 that Tracy loaned Rebecca and her little lesbun friends to start up a lesbian Internet Cafe business in the mid 90s.
All was well until the Internet Cafe failed to turn a profit and Tracy called in the loan.
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