Sofia Ashraf uses Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ to send a message about pollution

When a major company pollutes a city’s water with toxic chemicals and won’t clean up its mess, Nicki Minaj will be there to call them out. Or, at least her songs will be.

Minaj’s “Anaconda” was the inspiration for Indian rapper Sofia Ashraf’s video spotlighting Unilever, a consumer products company that polluted waterways in Kodaikanal, a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. According to New Indian Express, the multinational conglomerate polluted the city with mercury over a decade ago, but their operations have continued to affect the city’s population.

In response, Ashraf, who’s rapped about social causes before, changed the lyrics of Minaj’s hit to send a message to the polluters.

“Kodaikanal won’t, Kodaikanal won’t, Kodaikanal won’t step down until you make amends now,” Ashraf sings in the music video remake of Minaj’s “Anaconda,” which she uploaded to YouTube.


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