Out of the Tweets of Babes: Nicki Minaj, ‘Miley, what’s good?’ and Unferth in “Beowulf”

What does Nicki Minaj have to do with Beowulf? 14-year-olds have their fingers on the pulse of popular culture.  I rely on my son to keep me up to date. Apparently, there is a Nicki Minaj meme going around with reference to Miley Cyrus dissing Minaj before the VMAs [Video Music Awards].  Then, when Minaj won an award, she said, “Miley, what’s good?” See a clip from the VMAs and a discussion of the aftermath.  Warning of naughty language.

So a meme developed in response. You can see countless parodies here (warning: some content contains material not G-rated).

John, studying Beowulf, has adapted it to Unferth, who disses Beowulf on his arrival at the hall Heorot.

John's tweet

John’s tweet

Out of the tweets of babes!

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