Nicki Minaj Clobbers Miley Cyrus (Again) and Abruptly Ends NY Mag Interview
Rapper Nicki Minaj is not to be messed with – especially when you’re coming for her verbally unarmed.
Miley Cyrus learned this the hard way when Minaj publicly brought her to task during the VMAs for the comments she made that evidently didn’t sit well with Drake’s one time road dog. Cyrus accused Minaj of not having “an open heart” and being somewhat of a troublemaker in her dealings with “America’s Sweetheart” – Taylor Swift.
Minaj of course didn’t allow the glow of her win blind her from holding the show’s hostess accountable for inserting herself where she didn’t belong. So she proceeded to use her acceptance speech as a launching pad for what has become one of the most cringe-worthy moments on TV. The Anaconda singer faced Cyrus as she held her award and basically let it rip – “This bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?”
Cyrus obviously caught off guard tried to diffuse the situation by accusing the media of manipulating her words and assuring Minaj that she is happy to remain neutrally supportive. But months later – it is clear that Nicki Minaj isn’t swayed by the white flag Cyrus was waving on the stage that night.
While being interviewed by Vanessa Grigoriadis of The New York Times – Minaj was confronted with the incident again and this time she delved deeper into the reason why she was offended by Cyrus’ unwarranted comments:
“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? 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.”
She went on to vent about the fact that despite black women being the anchors of pop culture – they rarely ever get recognized for their contributions. There were also references to her upbringing and body image and other standard fare.
But things took a nosedive when she was asked about the feud between Lil Wayne and Birdman who happen to also operate under her label.
Minaj answered the initial question calmly but when pressed for more – she promptly ended the interview and questioned why Grigoria insisted on “putting her down” by asking “stupid questions” that were obviously “premeditated”.
Ouch! But it didn’t’ t end there. As Minaj made her swift exit, she called Grigoriadis a “troublemaker” and finally shut it down with “Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way. I don’t care to speak to you anymore”.