NIcki Minaj isn’t afraid of a little confrontation (so yes that VMA exchange with Miley was real), so when the NYTimes asked her about her VMA beef with Miley she responded. “The fact that you [Cyrus] 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?”
Minaj added, “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.”
But Nicki wasn’t done with her interview she was also testy when her interviewer asked her if she thrived on the drama with Drake and Meek Mill (and Lil Wayne and Birdman). It starts off easy ‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men. It’s between them.’’ Nicki says adding, ‘‘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.’’ And then the ball drops and interviewer Vanessa Grigoriadis asks Nicki, ‘‘Is there a part of you that thrives on drama, or is it no, just pain and unpleasantness—’’ OUCH! She immediately regrets the question, ‘‘That’s disrespectful,’’ Nicki responds. ‘‘Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?’’
And no it didn’t end there. ‘‘What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama? Why would you even say that? That’s so peculiar. Four grown-a** 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? 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? 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.’’
She then called Grisoriadis ‘‘rude’’ and ‘‘a troublemaker,’’ then she said, ‘‘Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way’’and then lastly, ‘‘I don’t care to speak to you anymore.’’
Wow that was a mouthful, but the interview put her foot way into her mouth.
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