Nicki Minaj Speaks on Meek Vs. Drake (and Miley)
In a new and in-depth interview with the New York Times, the 32-year-old international rap star explains why she came for Miley during the VMA's 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.’’
The emcee also talks about how she felt when her boyfriend Meek Mill was battle rapping against her labelmate Drake.
‘‘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 stupidquestions, 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.’’
Read More of the interview here