Astrophotography from 1908 – 1919 (about one hundred years ago!)
Image courtesy: Yerkes Observatory, Royal Observatory of Greenwich, Mount Wilson Observatory
My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman.
That’s what it’s all about.
—Nicki Minaj, Elle, April 2013
Tʜᴇ sᴀʟᴀʀɪᴀɴs sᴇᴇ ɪɴғᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ɢᴀᴛʜᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇᴠᴇɴ sᴘʏɪɴɢ ᴀs ᴀ ᴍᴀᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴏғ ᴄᴏᴜʀsᴇ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴅᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʀᴀᴄᴇs﹐ ʙᴜᴛ ᴛʜɪs ɪs ɴᴏᴛ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀʜᴀɴᴅᴇᴅ﹕ ᴛʜᴇʏ sɪᴍᴘʟʏ ᴇᴍʙʀᴀᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅɪᴄᴛᴜᴍ ᴏғ ··ᴋɴᴏᴡʟᴇᴅɢᴇ ɪs ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ··. ᴅᴜᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴍᴇᴛʜᴏᴅ ᴏғ ʀᴇᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ﹐ sᴀʟᴀʀɪᴀɴs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɴᴏ ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴘᴛ ᴏғ ʀᴏᴍᴀɴᴛɪᴄ ʟᴏᴠᴇ﹐ sᴇxᴜᴀʟ ᴀᴛᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ﹐ ᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪᴏʟᴏɢɪᴄᴀʟ ɪᴍᴘᴜʟsᴇs ᴀɴᴅ sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ ʀɪᴛᴜᴀʟs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛᴇ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ sᴘᴇᴄɪᴇs· ʟɪᴠᴇs.
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