Nicki Minaj Addresses Feud With Miley Cyrus in ‘NYT’ Magazine
Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are still at odds following their unscripted spat at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. During the live telecast, Nicki fired back at Miley for her New York Times interview, in which the Bangerz artist weighed in on the Nick-Taylor Swift miscommunication and called the rapper a “not very polite” person.
When Nicki spoke to New York Times Magazine for her cover story, she bites back at Miley once again, but this time, she clearly illustrates why Miley had no right to speak out on the sensitive matter.
“The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls,” she said. “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,” she added. “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.”
In July, Nicki went on a Twitter rant when her “Anaconda” music video wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year at the VMAs. She claims that black women are rarely rewarded for their contributions in pop culture, tweeting, “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, ‘Anaconda’ would be nominated. If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated,’’ and “I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it.”
Taylor read Nicki’s tweet as an attack on her “Bad Blood” music video nomination, so she responded, “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.”
The two went back and forth on Twitter until they realized it was all a misunderstanding. They made their reconciliation known when they sang a duet of “The Night Is Still You” at the VMAs.
You can read Nicki’s NYT profile here.