After penning an "Open Letter" to Nicki Minaj regarding her new Anaconda art work AllHipHop.com founder Chuck Creekmur has received praise, criticism and much debate. But it seems as though a larger conversation is happening as Creekmur sat down to delve a little further into his views with Huffington Post Live's Marc Lamont Hill.
Here's a small snippet of Creekmur's letter written for Mommy Noire:
"I’m trying to raise a young girl that will eventually grow into someone greater than the both of us. I know that this requires great parenting, great education, great luck and an assortment of great influences. I'm sure you know the influence you wield, but now, if you told the “Barbs” to scratch my eyes out, some would attack without thinking about it. I’m sure some will also replicate the “Anaconda” image without thinking about it too. Your original image already has 256,817 (and counting) likes under the original Instagram picture you posted, so I venture that your average girl could strive to get a couple hundred likes from her friends. Is this the path you want to lead impressionable kids down? Make no mistake about it, you're a leader now."
Ebony.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux responded to the Anaconda cover and Creekmur's views writing that Minaj is the least of hip hop's problem.
"I feel that the behavior that the men and women who are highlighted onand throughout the hip hop world and universe often engage in that is equally, if not more so, influential upon our children than what we saw in that particular cover and, in my opinion, more damaging," Lemieux said during the interview.
Hear what Creekmur, Lemieux, Political Activist Will Mega and Award-winning writer and Director Stacey Muhammad had to say regarding a woman's sexuality, hip hop and more below.