I feel like a black Republican, money I got comin’ in.
– Jay-Z, “Black Republican,” 2006
I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b****es is f***ing up the economy.
– Nicki Minaj, “Mercy,” 2012
I’ll assume that Shawn Carter of Brooklyn, N.Y. — a.k.a. “Hova,” “Jiggaman,” and “Jay-Z” — has reached such a level of multi-platform cultural saturation that you are at least aware of his existence. As for Minaj . . . well, for the uninitiated, Minaj is a sort of extra-dimensional pop bombshell whose sartorial combinations can be viewed only at a distance and only with specially designed goggles. Underneath …