The university will offer an African American studies course named in the rapper’s honor during the spring 2023 semester, the course’s professor – Peace And Love El Henson – confirmed on Twitter.
The course, “Nicki Minaj: The Black Barbie Femmecee & Hip Hop Feminisms,” will include roughly 90-minute-long lectures on Tuesdays and Thursdays next year, according to the university’s academic guide.
Minaj responded to a tweet about the course on Thursday and expressed interest in dropping by a lecture.
“I’d love to stop by,” Minaj wrote.
The rapper later shared news about the course along with a snapping gif and retweeted a Twitter user’s clip that jokingly showed her explaining “the class rules” at the start of the semester.
The professor, a Black studies collaboratory postdoctoral fellow who goes by she/they pronouns, thanked Minaj for her response and added that the “class is interested in thinking critically about [Minaj] and [her] productions [within] the context of broader historical-social structures [and] hip hop feminisms.”
They later thanked Minaj’s fans, also known as the Barbz, for their love and interest in the class.