Episode notes

The time has finally come to give the FANTI treatment to the one and only Nicki Minaj. And to do this conversation justice, Jarrett and Tre’Vell invited the fearless music journalist and friend of the show Gerrick Kennedy. His piece Nicki The Menace details the many reasons this icon is so…complicado. Will Nicki sic The Barbz on us for noting her history of making demonstrably false claims? Probably. Plus, we’ll talk about the disturbing lengths Minaj and her sex offender husband Kenneth Petty have gone to to keep sexual assault victim Jennifer Hough silent. This conversation is so spicy, we ditched an entire segment to give it more time. It good, y’all.

Episode Notes:

Mentioned in the episode

Gerrick Kennedy’s piece Nicki The Menace

How to PRE ORDER Gerrick’s new book Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston

Wanna Thompson

Jerome Trammel

Jennifer Hough’s interview on The Real

Slay TV’s web series For the Boys

Shad – Black Averageness

DIS/Honorable Mentions 


HM: Ana Navarro reeeeads Donald Trump, Jr. on The View after he uses false COVID claims to attack her weight.

HM: Listener DM’s Jarrett Shad’s new track Black Averageness from his album Tao.

HM Jasmine Crowe tweeted about her new app that will allow Title One school families to order groceries that their children can pick up before heading home.

HM: SLAY TV’s For the Boys is a web series following three Queer, Black BFFs trying to find love in NYC.

HM: Slayvell Anderson is named one of the five outside journalists to join the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s credentials committee.

HM: Finally, R. Kelly is found guilty.

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  • Gerrick Kennedy

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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and jarrett hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).


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