Nicki Minaj also had a pre-VMA beef with a drunk Tara Reid at 1Oak


It’s hard to keep track of all of the beefs that Nicki Minaj is involved in these days. Minaj’s beef with Taylor Swift is over, for sure. Right? Tay-Tay performed with Nicki on stage at the VMAs and all is well between them. But most people do believe that The Beef Is Real between Minaj and Miley Cyrus. I believe that too – I believe Minaj was seriously angry and calling out Miley at the VMAs and MTV cut Minaj’s mic. I also think Minaj has good reason to bitch at or about Miley. But here’s one person who I do not believe will make a worthy adversary for Minaj: Tara Reid. Yes, THAT Tara Reid. Tara Reid is still around. And Minaj isn’t having it.

Nicki Minaj seems to be throwing shade at all angles. Before she lashed out at Miley Cyrus during the VMAs on Sunday, Minaj had a run-in with train-wreck actress Tara Reid at The Weeknd’s album release party Friday at 1Oak in Los Angeles.

A witness said Minaj was in a VIP banquette with boyfriend Meek Mill when “Tara attempted to climb onto their table to dance on the couches, but Nicki nodded to her security and they stopped Tara in her tracks,” a spy said.

As for calling Cyrus a “bitch” during her speech, a source tells us Minaj meant every word of it: “She was pissed . . . Miley spoke way out of line [about Minaj in the press]. Nicki wanted to put that girl in her place.” Reps didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

Is this grade-A BEEF like the Miley Cyrus thing? No. It wouldn’t surprise me if Minaj didn’t even know that it was Tara Reid trying to climb into their area. Minaj just saw a drunk blonde woman and had her security shut it down, at least that’s what it sounds like to me. And how in the world is Tara Reid still getting into 1Oak?

Here are some pics of Tara leaving 1Oak on the night in question. If I didn’t ID her, would you have recognized her?



Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Tpaz says:

    I really don’t get why this thing with Miley is such a big deal. I actually agree with what Miley said. Nicki is one of the least talented women out there today, and no one should expect an award.

    • jema says:

      i dont like Nikki but Miley was wrong and Miley is not talented either

    • Josefa says:

      Nicki is a fantastic rapper, actually. She can spit like crazy and has a very unique flow (which reminds me a little of the late Left Eye). With her quirky style, wicked humor and fly rapping skills, I think Nicki could’ve become the Missy Elliott of our generation if you wanted to (granted Missy is far, far cooler). But she decided to downplay her own talents doing this crappy rap-talks with dumb rhymes and crappy collabos.

      • Cynthia says:

        Yep, her last album is really, really good. When she commits to less pop stuff she’s a really skilled MC.

      • DTX says:

        Oh wow! I never noticed, but yes, she kinda does sound like Left Eye, but LE was waaaaaaay more crunk. Remember when she burned down her BF’s house? Lol, she was nuts but I couldn’t ever hate it for it with that cute face and voice.

        I don’t think I agree about the Missy thing tho, they are way different and ME never really beefed with anyone that publicly. She was always like the cool Tomboy that was like family with all the hot guys. I miss her on the music scene.

      • Josefa says:


        I compared her to Missy as in being the go-to respected female rapper of the generation (because there’s space for just one, it seems). I guess Lil’ Kim would be a more fitting comparison.

      • JB11322 says:

        I agree. I think a lot of NM ‘ s frustration is she took a gamble and went pop and in the snap of two fingers went from exciting to gimmicky to desperate for relevancy to bitter and she hasn’t been able to find her way back and no one in the music industry seems invested in helping her. Chewed up, spit out good bye.

      • Katija says:

        WOAH, you are so right. Makes sense though. I hear Salt n Peppa and Left Eye as Nicki’s influences. And the timeline is right, those would have been the artists she listened to when she was young.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Can we please talk about the issues that matter? Like did Taylor fart live on tv or not? I mean, look at her face afterwards! Also, Karlie’s eyebrow raise immediately after the fact? I say GUILTY!

    • Leah says:

      I am not a fan of Nicki, but she has skill, brilliant rapper, The problem is a her music sucks these days. Miley on the other hand is not very talented in my opinion.

      • bellenola says:

        Miley needs to put her boobs away, but she really can sing.

      • Grant says:

        Miley definitely can sing. Her Happy Hippy song with Ariana Grande is actually QUITE amazing.

      • amunet ma'at says:

        Leah: I agree that Nicki is talented. I have her mix tapes, 1 is hands down awesome the other was ok, bought the 1st album from the buzz of he tapes and I liked the mixed of rap and then pop but I wondered where she was trying to go b/c her old stuff was def hard core. Then it seemed like she couldn’t balance it and became too popish, which for a rapper spells doom, but unlike other posters I do not believe her career is in a downswing, nor do I think she lost credibility with her rap peers. I think it’s the opposite, game recognizes game. She still makes varying great rappers lists, so….

    • Christo says:

      Admittedly, I reluctantly came late to the party regarding Nicki, but her most recent album is very good. Despite the obvious look-at-me singles, the rest of the album is actually rather dark and sad, albeit in an artistic way. She scored major points with me by enlisting Jessie Ware for the track “The Crying Game.” All that being said, I can also say that Miley was right to call out Nicki in her interview because the lack of recognition for “Anaconda” can squarely be set at the doorstep of a lackluster track and video. For Nicki to advance the theory that Anaconda wasn’t recognized for reasons other than the video itself in this circumstance was a stretch IMHO.

      • Greata says:

        THIS! Well said!

      • Leah says:

        Anaconda was terrible. But so was wrecking ball.I dont agree that miley was right to call nicki out. And specifically the way she ( miley) handled it was shameful and uneducated l in my opinion. To literally chide a black woman as an angry black woman because she interprets the world a certain way is so distasteful to me.

      • claire says:

        Nikki started it. Nikki was faving all kinds of nasty things about Miley on Twitter, egging her followers on. Miley hadn’t said a word, Nikki just went after her. Does Miley not have a right to address it later? To give her thoughts on it and defend herself?

    • Marianne says:

      Because Nicki’s comments weren’t really about “Hey, Im the best and deserve everything”, she was calling out the VMA’s for rewarding white artists who do sexually charged videos, but then dont reward black artists for the same. Like her or not, Anaconda was HUGE this year.

    • Ysohawt1 says:

      I think Nicki is not talented, her awful performance at the Grammys the year Whitney Houston died, said enough for me, to put me off her.

      Miley can sing at least and she’s right Nicki is mean.

      Nicki seems mean and insecure. She’s always fighting with someone.

  2. minx says:

    Why would you even bother with Tara Reid? Shooting fish in a barrel.

    • Kitten says:


      These “beefs” are getting incredibly old.

      • Naya says:

        But theres no beef here. A drunk woman tried to climb Nickis table and she put a stop to it. This is really just Page Six doing their bit for angry black woman attacks white blond woman motif.

  3. Joaneu says:

    Tara is an eternal mess and nearly always publicly wasted. How is she even still alive at this rate?
    I would feel sorry for her but she takes pride in posting her skeletal bikini selfies. Sad, sad girl.

    • Kitten says:

      Yes. She has a real problem and for that, she has my sympathy.

    • Naya says:

      Elizabeth Banks has said she used to compete for roles against Tara, now Elizabeth is on her way to being a behind the scenes power player because of her directing and producing, as well as being a cast member of some huge franchises. Meanwhile Tara is STILL climbing tables at the club. She should ring up her old pal, Ben Affleck, now that he has ditched the wife he’ll certainly be up for these shenanigans.

    • here's Wilson says:

      I’m knocked back a little everytime I see a picture of Tara. She looks incredibly frail outwardly here, and has documented years -decades? – of alcohol abuse. I’d be surprised if she makes it into her fifties.

    • Pandy says:

      I did recognize her picture – she looked surprisingly sober … maybe this was entering the club, not leaving?

  4. snusnu says:

    What is that thing on Nicki’s arm/shoulder in the first picture?

    • Honeybea says:

      Thought it was a mole at first glance but now I’m not so sure?! Looks huge whatever it is!

    • jugstorecowboy says:

      A well-bronzed mole? It’s very eye-catching, whatever it is.

    • Dubois says:

      Bullet wound? I’ve read that she has one.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      That’s some scary stuff. I’d have a very wide excision done if that was growing on me. Yikes.

    • FingerBinger says:

      A keloid scar.

    • Gem says:

      I think it’s a keloid, which is just growth of extra scar tissue after your injury yourself. I started to develop them when I had a bunch of surgeries the past few years. Mine thankfully aren’t as noticeable, and with steroid injections they go down until it’s just a faint pink bump but my doctor said people of African or Darker skin tones develop them more then of other races. It’s a genetic thing. There kinda a pain in the butt and they can hurt or itch but usually aren’t that bad.

  5. Whatwhatnot says:

    There is a video of the clip which doesn’t “cut” to Miley, but shows her reacting in real time, in split screen at the same time as when Nicki was calling her out. Miley looked like she was expecting it and didn’t even flinch. It was a set up. Clever editing by MTV

    Can we stop giving this fake beef attention?

    As for this story, I would have told security to do same thing to Tara. That’s not beef that’s just trying to avoid some messiness around you.

  6. mia girl says:

    When you are referred to as
    “train-wreck actress” and they don’t mean you were in the
    movie Train-wreck.

  7. Tiffany says:

    So having her security shut down someone acting stupid is a beef. Wow.

    It is amazing that not taking crap is a beef.

  8. Kdlaf says:

    How is this a “beef” or “fued”?? Also shocked tara reid is even still around out and about. Although I think Minaj’s video wasnt an artistic masterpeice i do understand why she got upset so miley should just keep her mouth shut when it comes to issues that have very little to do with her – is it that hard?

  9. word says:

    How is this beef? Tara tried to jump on the table and Nicki had her stopped. The media is ridiculous ! Although I don’t like the way Nicki went about responding to Miley, Nicki has every right to defend herself. Why should she be a door mat and let others say what they want?

  10. AlmondJoy says:

    This is not a beef. Also the Nicki stories are becoming exhausting.

    • Esteph says:

      AGREED! Just like the Kardashian girls, I’m going to skip any articles relating to them

    • mimif says:

      +1 but yesterday’s post got so many hits it was shut down, so there ya go.

      Did you see the link I posted for you yesterday, Miss Joy? 😂

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        You guys cracked me up with those links! Side story did you girls hear Rachel Dolezal is pregnant? My friend made a joke about how her child will be confused as hell when they grow up.

        “So I’m biracial Mom?”
        “No honey, you’re 100%black just like your Mommy.”
        “How come your black washes off when you take a shower but mine doesn’t?”
        “…I don’t understand the question.”

        I just wanted to say to all you girls and everyone who sent nice messages, thank you! Lol, I don’t know if I’ll always have the strength to continue the good fight but for now I do what I can and its nice to see other people understand where it’s coming from.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Mimif I sure did!! I was cracking up!! 😂😂😂 I needed that lol

        Eternal Side Eye: I heard and I immediately got a headache thinking about how she’ll explain herself to her children. Lorrrdd help the children 😩 And her “I don’t understand the question” line is one for the books lol

        I just really admire you ladies for continuing to explain it in such a simple way. You are detailed, easy to understand and extremely informative and people still don’t get it. They don’t WANT to get it. But you don’t give up. I need to be more like you! After reading the first few comments I knew it was going to be a frustrating thread.

  11. Whatwhatnot says:


  12. Josefa says:

    Tara Reid is still a thing?

  13. kri says:

    You can’t have beef with Tara Reid. MAYBE a Steak Um or possibly a beef byproduct. I’m thinking Minaj just saw a drunk La type lumbering towards her. Perhaps the Sharknado genre isn’t Nicki’s thing?

  14. FingerBinger says:

    This isn’t a beef. Nicki didn’t want to be around a drunk Tara Reaid.

  15. CK says:

    I’m kind of enjoying how all of Nicki’s “beefs” revolve around her not dealing with someone’s she in an expected “Hollywood” manner. I like some of her music and I wasn’t a huge fan of her choices before, but these “beefs” have actually made me like her more.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Angry black woman narrative descending in 3…2…

      Yeah, everytime Nicki doesn’t let a drunk staggering blonde run up to her it shall be labeled a beef and she shall be the villain.

    • Ysohawt1 says:

      Nicki and her fake ass attention seeking butt and her attention seeking beefs are as pathetic as her now beefing with D list Tara Reid.
      Nicki will use anyone no matter what or who to bring herself another headline.

  16. Brasileira says:

    Out of curiosity and pure honesty….. how does one say the name of this nightclub: One Oak? Ten Oak? What’s it?

  17. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    Tara Reid though? That’s hard to respect. Tara is an easy target and Nicki is looking more petty and pathetic by the second.

  18. Naddie says:

    I like Tara’s outfit. And who the hell wants a drunk ass random person on their table?

  19. The Original Mia says:

    How is this a beef? Tara was a drunken mess trying to jump on her table to dance. She had her removed. That’s not a beef. That’s a public service.

  20. FrenchGirlChi says:

    I am not fan of either But where was this I am going to speak my mind when The other female rappers came for her (Nicki) . She played victim with them. She didn’t clap back at them like she did Miley that is the only thing I have a problem with this whole thing. Nicki wouldn’t dare go to Lil Kim like that, She wouldn’t go to Remy like that either… Instead with them she replied with slick remarks through her music but then backtrack when asked about it..

    Now she Nicki walking around clapping at people that are less of an Alpha Personality then her..

    Miley should of chosen her words wisely regarding the topic but some things she said about Nicki regarding her attitude has some truth to it even if she is an Okay Rapper…

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      LMAO, um…

      Nicki clapped back at Lil Kim, Iggy, and Keys. Anyone who hasn’t made an obvious attempt at dissing her she’s kept cool with.

      Also why would she go after Remy when she’s publicly said she loves Nicki?

  21. kimbers says:

    Nik has talent
    miley has talent , even if she doesnt use it

    Nik just has a fat mouth that’s annoying to listen to all the time. Even as a girl I feel my shoulders slump like a tired husband around a nagging wife after 16years…just dont want to hear her bitter nagging and yelling. Maybe if she can have self control and not screech I’d be more open to her words.

    I tell my sister the same thing but she still yells like a crazy person

  22. Linda says:

    I wonder how Tara manages (after over a decade of alcohol & drugs) to still look better than Lilo.

  23. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Meh. Who would want a person standing on their table? Show of hands, please! This is not Nicki going off the deep end in the least. It’s Tara being classless.