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Queer MiniCon Keynote: “Wayne Loves Baby: Queering Intimacy in Hip-Hop Culture”
October 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Queer MiniCon keynote, “Wayne Loves Baby: Queering Intimacy in Hip-Hop Culture,” will be given by Dr. Antonia Randolph, Assistant Professor in American Studies. This talk explores what Dr. Randolph calls “illegible intimacy” or relationships that confound norms within both dominant and Black culture about how Black men interact. This talk considers the type of well-known, highly visible, and relatively stable passionate friendship that rappers Lil Wayne and Baby had as an example of a “platonic couple.”