Nicki Minaj is opening up about her on-stage beef with Miley Cyrus at the 2015 MTV Videos Music Awards, explaining exactly why she called her out. She also talks about how she feels being caught in the middle of a rap beef with her boyfriend Meek Mill and her labelmate Drake. She even went IN on the NYT writer DURING the interview!
Find out what she said inside….
When Nicki Minaj went up on stage to accept the Best Hip-Hop Video award for “Anaconda” at the 2015 MTV VMAs she definitely made a memorable acceptance speech. You’ll recall, after thanking those who helped with the video treatment, Nicki went straight Queens on the VMA host Miley Cyrus.
Apparently, Miley had said something about Nicki in the media days prior and Nicki was not happy about it. Rather than pull her to the side and talk it out, she took it public…on stage…in front of everybody, shouting out “This b*tch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press … Miley, what’s good?”
At the time, many people thought it was a publicity stunt (us included). But, we now know it was nothing of the sort. The Young Money raptress was really coming for Miley and wasn’t concerned about any negative backlash.
In a new and in-depth interview with the New York Times, the 32-year-old international rap star explains why she came at Miley’s neck during the telecast a month ago. Basically, Nicki called out Miley for being the culture vulture that she is. The “Anaconda” rapper said Miley loves being a part of the black culture when it’s convenient or beneficial for her, but when it comes to issues plaguing the black community, Miley has no interest. She broke it down like this:
‘‘The fact that you [Miley] 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? Come on, you can’t want the good without the bad. 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.”
Good point. Quiet as kept, we’ve heard the same arguments being made toward Nicki as well.
The NY emcee also talks about how she felt when her boyfriend Meek Mill was battle rapping against her labelmate Drake. We all saw how it played out…Drizzy BODIED Nicki’s beau and many were wondering how she felt being caught in the middle. She says she hates their beef and wishes for it to be over:
‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men,” she said. ‘‘It’s between them.”
How does it make you feel, I ask?
‘‘I hate it,” she said. ‘‘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.”
Then the interview went a little left when the writer asked her this: ‘‘Is there a part of you that thrives on drama, or is it no, just pain and unpleasantness—”
That set Nicki OFF! She responded:
“‘That’s disrespectful,” Minaj said, drawing herself up in the chair. ‘‘Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?”
‘‘What do the four men [Drake, Meek, Lil Wayne & Birdman] 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.”
(The writer said) She called me ‘‘rude” and ‘‘a troublemaker,” said ‘‘Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way” and, at last, declared, ‘‘I don’t care to speak to you anymore.”
You can check out the rest of her interview here.