Nicki Minaj knows what’s good. The 33-year-old rapper is rehashing her Video Music Awards spat with Miley Cyrus, but this time she’s doing it in song. Minaj dropped a remix of the song “Down in the DM,” a track by Yo Gotti that was originally released last fall, and she used some creative license to let Miley know she hasn’t forgotten about their beef.
Rolling Stone posted audio of Nicki Minaj’s remix, which includes two new verses that call out her famous feud with the VMA host.
“He said ‘Kylie, what’s good?’/I said Miley, what’s good?/I said could you pay my bills like O’Reilly, what’s good?”
If you need a refresher, Nicki Minaj made headlines last August after she confronted Cyrus at the VMAs while accepting her award for Best Hip-hop Video. Nicki was miffed over an interview Miley did with The New York Times, in which she talked about the fact that the rapper was upset over her “Anaconda” video being snubbed in the Video of the Year category. Minaj previously tweeted that she felt that he MTV awards show favors slim, white women.
After Nicki’s Twitter rant, Cyrus told the Times that Minaj was making the VMA nominations all about herself.
“If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself… If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a b****, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.'”
Of course, after that commentary, it’s no wonder that at the VMAs the hip-hop star ended her acceptance speech for the award that she did win with a direct slam at Cyrus, who was hosting the MTV ceremony. Nicki thanked her fans and her pastor before unleashing a profanity-laced tirade on the VMA hostess.
“And now, back to this b**** who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press: Miley, what’s good?”
Cyrus defended herself against the call-out, and reminded Minaj that they are both in the industry and they all do interviews and should know that things get manipulated. The former Hannah Montana star then congratulated Nicki for her win, but Minaj was seen mouthing a profanity and telling Miley not to “play” with her. Some viewers thought the campy exchange was scripted.
The VMA confrontation wasn’t the only time Nicki Minaj called out Miley for talking smack about her. In a subsequent interview with the New York Times Magazine, Minaj said Cyrus had some nerve commenting on the fact that she was upset aout something that affects black women.
“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.”
In addition to rehashing her feud with Miley on the “Down in the DM” remake, Nicki Minaj used the cover to call out Drake for a series of memes he posted online while feuding with her fiance, Meek Mill. The bottom line: Don’t mess with Nicki, or you may find yourself in a verse in one of her raps.
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