Nicki Minaj is getting the final say when it comes to her feud with Miley Cyrus and Drake and Meek Mill’s feud.
— Nicki Minaj News (@NickiReigns) October 7, 2015
Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover of the New York Times Magazine’s “The Culture Issue.” She became the first rapper — and first female rapper — since Tupac to grace the cover of the magazine. The “Poison & Pills” rapper rocks a bleach blonde wig, neon makeup, and a royal blue futuristic outfit. Minaj is not only embracing her culture in the magazine, she’s also speaking out in support of black culture. In her revealing new interview, she finally addresses her feud with Miley Cyrus. Minaj talks about the reason why she called out the former Disney star after accepting her award for “Best Hip-Hop Video” at the 2015 MTV VMAs with the now iconic phrase, “What’s good, Miley?”
“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.”
It all happened in July, 2015, when the rapper wasn’t happy that she was snubbed for the “Video of the Year” award, which resulted in a brief Twitter beef with none other than Taylor Swift. Nicki feels that Miley, of all people, should have been more supportive of her important Twitter conversation. She addressed Miley’s Bangerz era in 2013 when the pop star was seen twerking in her performances and working with hip-hop artists and producers like Mike WiLL Made It.
“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.”
Miley Cyrus started her own beef with Nicki Minaj when she spoke out to the New York Times about the rapper’s reaction to being snubbed for Video of the Year, which brought up an important conversation about racism in the music industry. Miley failed to see Nicki’s point and accused the rapper of being angry and making things about herself. She even took it one step further by calling Nicki a “not kind person” and accusing her of starting a feud with other pop stars.
Ms. Minaj also didn’t hold back when it came to addressing the Drake and Meek Mill feud that also happened this past summer. Yes, it was the summer of music feuds. It all started when her rapper and her boyfriend accused the Canadian rapper for using a ghostwriter. Both artists responded with ongoing tweets and diss tracks. Drake is good friends with Minaj, and of course she has nothing but love for Meek, but she hates the drama between them. It’s obviously hard for her, she’s in the middle of their beef.
“They’re men, grown-a** men. It’s between them. I hate it. 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.”
Feuding is not all that Nicki talks about in her cover story. She also addresses the insecurities she faces when she uses Instagram, the comparisons to Lady Gaga, her relationship with Meek, and how she’s empowering women with her fame and body image. You can read the full interview at the New York Times website.
What are your thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s response to her Miley Cyrus feud? Do you think she’s right that Cyrus missed the point about black culture? And, do you agree that the Drake and Meek Mill feud is rather silly? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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