The Associated Press reports Nelly planned to visit Spelman, the most famous black women’s college in the country, earlier this month for a charity event enlisting students for a bone marrow registry. But the rapper canceled the appearance after hearing that a protest was in the works because of his videos — especially ‘Tip Drill’, the one with the credit card, which also shows men throwing money between women’s legs and women simulating sex acts with each other. Never before, students say, have the portrayals of black women been so hypersexual and explicit. “It’s very harsh. This is something we have to see and listen to on a daily basis,” said senior Shanequa Yates. “Nelly just didn’t want to come here and face the criticism for the choices he’s made.”
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