Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Nicki Minaj

  title={Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Nicki Minaj},
  author={Theresa Renee White},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={607 - 626}
  • T. White
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Art
  • Journal of Black Studies
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