Pride and Minaj

Because why not?

Nicki

This assignment called for me to “Photoshop someone(s) (or something(s)) into a picture that isn’t supposed to be there.”

So I took a screenshot from the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice and I put Nicki Minaj in it. Now I’m sure there are people out there reading this who are just like why?

Well for starters I’m a huge Pride and Prejudice fan. I love Jane Austen and the whole time period of her books. I’m also a pretty big Nicki Minaj fan. I mean she’s african american woman in charge with a pretty badass sense of style.

This actually isn’t my first time combining the two. Back in 2013 I took a Digital Studies course where we created twitter bots. It was then I created MinajAusten. She tweets out a mix of Jane Austen and Nicki Minaj quotes. I never got around to giving her a larger database of quotes so it gets a bit repetitive.

Returning to why I did the picture, the Pride and Prejudice movie is great and all…but the entire cast is white. Like I get it, different time. People were different. But it’s not like other races didn’t exist. I Don’t think it would have hurt much to put a few people of color in the movie.

I like to think my image expresses this idea. Throw in a little color!

I created this with photoshop. Took Nicki from her original image and placed her in the screenshot of Pride and Prejudice. Cleaned up things here and there and exported it.



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