Does Nicki Minaj Really Owe the IRS $173 Million?

Plus: Beyoncé made some album changes, and why Lockheed-Martin trended recently.


Episode Notes

On today’s episode, Rachelle is joined by Daisy Rosario to open up the mailbag for another session of Read Receipts. They get into drama surrounding Nicki Minaj’s alleged former assistant airing the rapper’s alleged dirty laundry, Diane Warren stirring up trouble with Beyoncé, satisfying restocking videos, and an explanation of Ana Mardoll.

This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Daisy Rosario.

Correction, August 8, 2022: This episode misstates that Diane Warren wrote “My Heart Will Go On.” That song was written by James Horner and Will Jennings.


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  • Daisy Rosario is Slate's senior supervising producer of audio. Previously, she produced podcasts and reported stories for Stitcher, WNYC, WAMU, and Latino USA, and was also a frequent contributor to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour. You may have heard her on the Moth.

  • Rachelle Hampton is a culture writer and reporter at Slate and co-host of ICYMI. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian Magazine, and In These Times. She still hasn't recovered from Tumblr’s demise.