It seems that the beef between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus didn’t die at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Nicki is still pissed at Miley for the comments she made about her during an interview with the New York Times back in August which resulted in Nicki confronting Miley on the 2015 VMA stage. Miley called Nicki “not so kind” and implied that Nicki should blame her attitude, not image issues, on not winning a 2015 VMA for Anaconda’s video. Nicki addressed the situation, choosing sides in the beef between boyfriend Meek Mill and homie Drake and more during a revealing cover story of her own for the New York Times Magazine’s culture issue. Check out a few chatworthy excerpts below.
On her problem with Miley Cyrus
“The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls. You’re in videos with black men, and you’re bringing out black women on your stages, but you don’t want to know how black women feel about something that’s so important?”
Clearly, Minaj thinks that Cyrus should’ve been more supportive of the issues that faces black woman.
“Come on, you can’t want the good without the bad,” she explained. “If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn’t not want to know that.”
On the Beefs between Meek Mill & Drake Beef and Birdman & ‘Lil Wayne
‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s between them.’’
‘‘It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.’’
On whether on not she thrives on the drama
‘‘That’s disrespectful,’’ Minaj said, drawing herself up in the chair. ‘‘Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?’’
Nicki ended the interview after that, but not before giving the interviewer, Vanessa Grigoriadis, a well-deserved tongue lashing.
‘‘What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama?’’ she asked. ‘‘Why would you even say that? That’s so peculiar. Four grown-ass men are having issues between themselves, and you’re asking me do I thrive off drama?’’
‘‘That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you?’’ she asked. ‘‘Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don’t. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask?’’ she continued. ‘‘To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.’’
‘‘Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way. I don’t care to speak to you anymore.’’
Read what started out as a pretty good interview in it’s entirety here.