Seth Rogen’s wildest dream has come true: he’s been mentioned in a song by Nicki Minaj. Ecstatic and feeling vindicated as a human being, he tweeted about it this morning.
I got name dropped by @NICKIMINAJ in a song so I’M FUCKING GOOD YA’LL.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 13, 2017
Minaj – in a new Fergie video that she is featured in – “drops” the words “I made a movie like Seth Ro” at 1:39.
Watching the video and thinking about what it means, I couldn’t help but think about how “going fast” is synonymous for them with power and elitism that “you” only wish you could have. Its ironic because a schlemiel – in a traditional sense – is often powerless. But Seth Rogen is anything but that. He is branding himself and is reveling in the fact that he is mentioned in this video. The fact of the matter is that Minaj makes him the standard bearer. She makes a movie “like” him. Apparently, he is the master of cinema today. Despite the fact of how laughable that is, its interesting to see how the stars support themselves and maintain their elite circles via their media.
Rogen jackpoted on this circle in his film This is the End (2013). Every endorsement or guest spot he gets or provides is more money in his bank. He’s a wealthy schlemiel. A lot like Larry David but less funny. He can say – with the most affected hip dialect – “I’M FUCKING GOOD Y’ALL” because he has been lifted up into the heavens of Hollywood and pop culture while all of us just marvel at how….cool he is. In the end, we are the real poor schmucks/schlemiels. Who’s got the money and power through their cool? Ask Seth, Fergie, and Nicki.
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