Don’t make me bring Thelma in it

from Kanye West (Ft. Elly Jackson, Jay Z & Justin Vernon) – That's My Bitch Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A possible reference to Thelma from Good Times continuing Jay’s list of beautiful, non-white icons. .

Alternately could refer to Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Golden was also a curator at The Whitney Museum of American Art from 1988-1998, where she curated, among others, the watershed exhibition, “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art (1994–95).”

Check out her TED talk here:
http://www.ted.com/talks/thelma_golden_how_art_gives_shape_to_cultural_change.html

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