Nicki Minaj takes on Miley Cyrus, boy beefs & whether she ‘thrives’ on drama

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The New York Times has a rather epic new profile of Nicki Minaj. You may want to carve out the appropriate amount of time to really sit and enjoy every word, even though the NYT spent too much time recapping the endless drama between Minaj, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. You can read the full piece here – Minaj talks directly about what bothered her about Miley’s words, and about “WHAT’S GOOD?” Towards the end of the piece, Minaj is asked about some of the boy-beefs and drama around her and whether she “thrives” on that kind of drama and her reaction is… AMAZING.

Here’s what Nicki has to say to Miley: ‘‘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’s standing up for thick girls: ‘‘Back in the day, in hip-hop, the thick girl was glorified. Now the rappers are dating skinny white women. So it’s almost like, ‘Wait a minute, who’s going to tell the thick black girls that they’re sexy and fly, too?’ ’’

Whether she tried to do the Lady Gaga thing back in the day: ‘‘I don’t even want to discuss that. That’s so old to me.’’

When asked about Drake, Meek Mill, Lil’ Wayne & all the boy beefs: “They’re men, grown-ass men. It’s between them. 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.’’

When asked if she thrives on that kind of boy-beef drama: “That’s disrespectful. Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama? 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-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? 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 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.’’

[From The NY Times]

That last part is crazy-amazing, right? To be fair, the question was really stupid. And the fact that Minaj was able to instantly break it down and say that the reporter was insinuating that Minaj was somehow to blame, like she was encouraging the drama or something… Minaj is really clever. I’m totally serious. As for the Miley stuff… well, I’m glad Bedhead usually covers Miley because I think she’s an utter a—hole and that’s partly because of the reasons Minaj laid out.

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  1. original kay says:

    wow, she did a great job there, the last answer.

    actually, what she had to say about Miley was spot on too- you can’t take the good without the bad. awesomeness.

  2. Katie says:

    Irony. She is totally a “grown ass woman” who thrives on drama.

    • Greata says:

      2Katie…totally agree. I know that I am in the minority here, but I think that NM’s behavior symbolizes all the “angry black women” stereotypes she likes to challenge other people about. Stop giving her a pass for bad behavior.

      • luffy says:

        here’s the problem with what you said and why youre a racist even if you dont think you are. black women often respond in anger to situations that any other group would be angry about, but black women’s anger have been invalidated by people like you who somehow think it makes sense that black women shouldnt be angry when people disrespect them, oppress them, or hurt them. the fact that you would attempt to invalidate her feelings, that are shared by much of the black community, with a tired racist stereotype shows me that you don’t care to understand her feelings or see her as a human being who feels, but would instead dehumanize her by not allowing her to feel a common emotion.

        taylor swift wrote a song called bad blood about her rival katy perry over a feud that started with backup dancers. would you call her an angry white woman for this or is it only black women that you expect to not show their anger?

      • fee says:

        When Miss Patty Labelled had that crazy ass fan on stage trying to strip n she put him in place, she said,”do I look like Nicky Minaj”. I am not saying it was a compliment or a discs, but I wonder why NM did not make an issue since she does to anyone who mentions her name, if it were TS, would she have spoken?

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        +1 to everything Luffy said. It’s not her responsibility to counteract a racial stereotype by not publicly expressing something that everyone experiences and by not speaking up about issues that bother and effect her.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        +2 to luffy

        Black women and white women both get angry, right or wrong, but only one of them has an unfair racial stereotype hanging over their heads telling them to always smile and play nice.

      • mytbean says:

        [eye roll]
        Minaj looooves the drama. Are you kidding me?

        And as for anger – there is a graceful way to handle disrespect and there is the Nicki way. I’m not sure why people are expecting more from Minaj though. This is how she does things. A peace maker she is not. Lately she thinks she’s cute but it’s only a matter of time before she ends up in a nasty physical fight with someone because she couldn’t just walk away from someone who is being stupid with words. And it’ll be all over the press and she’ll be the victim with all the words that go with that too.

    • claire says:

      Yeah. I’m thinking the lady doth protest too much. She admitted in an interview earlier this month that she encouraged Meek to go after Drake and others. She set up that drama and sat back and watched. She’s only distancing herself now because her boy lost so hard. LOL.

    • bns says:

      You’re missing her point. What went on between Drake and Meek has nothing to do with her.

      • Asiyah says:

        Exactly. That was not an example of her thriving off of drama because that had nothing to do with her.

    • Greata says:

      @LUFFY who said….”here’s the problem with what you said and why youre a racist even if you dont think you are”….Before you begin to throw out the racist card…I am Black, and as you so cleverly point out…as a Black woman of color I am entitled to my opinion . Simply because it differs from your POV does not make me or any person of any other race a racist, or misinformed. This is my opinion of a person who is rude, coarse, constantly picks fights, and when challenged pretends to be a victim. This is my opinion , and I stand by it.

      • MCraw says:

        Meh. Self hating black people do exist and do attempt to diss other blacks. Women do it to other women all the time, sometimes in front of men for cool points.

        You could have stated your opinion of Nicki without giving life to a stereotype.

      • mytbean says:

        Minaj’s responses to what offends her makes her come across as defensive, insecure and juvenile. She has to put on a little show – akin to some guy with a tiny penis picking fights in the bar to prove he’s manly.

      • MSat says:

        Don’t you know, that’s how people argue on the internet now. If you don’t agree with them, you are automatically a racist! Oh, and they also write their opinion in all caps because that means it’s true.

    • Greata says:

      @MCraw …”self-hating:”…projecting much? Like I said, I stand by what I said.

  3. Alex says:

    Yes to all this.

    To anyone that think Nicki does not reflect on larger issues in a really good way just has to look at how she handled the Taylor Swift “feud” and the Miley “feud”. She nailed the bigger picture while checking people for being insulting.

    Like I say to people “you want our culture not our struggle” and thats real talk

    • Greenieweenie says:

      This might be obvious, but I think black people typically have way more intelligent things to say about race. Obvious, because they’re the ones who don’t have the privilege of not thinking about it.

    • Marty says:

      Exactly this. She gave the perfect quote to the Miley situation.

    • claire says:

      I imagine they felt insulted too when Nikki was faving all those nasty tweets about them and came at them out of nowhere.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Except at least initially she didn’t attack them. She went after the structure that was rewarding them (MTV) and was angry at that until both respective girls stuck their neck out for her to chop off.

        I’m sure she does feel some resentment towards them but they did try to make the large issue strictly woman vs. woman and it backfired horribly on them.

      • Asiyah says:

        Oh cry me a river. Apples and oranges.

    • MSat says:

      Right, but the so-called “struggle” in this case is that a spoiled pampered rapper didn’t get enough VMA nominations. And if she wants to talk about how no one is showing love to the thick black woman, one need look no further than the original source material that she ripped off to make this allegedly important piece of culture: Sir Mixalot’s “Baby Got Back,” which has been an anthem for 20 years and didn’t need Ms. Minaj’s crappy remix to make it relevant again! If she wants to talk appropriation, how about the fact that without appropriating another artist’s original work, her song wouldn’t exist?

      Again– manufactured drama over petty bullshit. Her ego is bruised so it MUST be racism. Bleh.

  4. LCW says:

    I don’t believe Nicki was pissed on behalf of black women I believe she was pissed on behalf of Nicki because Nicki wants all of the awards always.

    Anaconda was not a good video and it didn’t have as big an impact culturally as wrecking ball. I get that there are black women who deserve awards that don’t get them but in this instance she didn’t deserve the award.

    Her career is declining and she’s pissed… Her last album didn’t even sell 1m copies worldwide.

    • Mimz says:

      Where are you getting the impression that her career is declining?
      Her last album might not have sold 1m worldwide but she had amazing reviews, and she’s doing pretty well, business wise as well. She’ll be around for a long time… there are plenty others who are really struggling.
      I’m not even a die-hard fan, but I don’t understand what makes you think her career is declining?

      • LCW says:

        I get the idea her career is declining because her sales have consistently declined since her first album.

        Pink Friday – 1,930,000
        Roman reloaded – 905,000
        Pinkprint – 655,000

        Those are her US sales and they’ve declined worldwide too.

    • Naya says:

      Urgh! This bs again. Theres a huge component of these awards that relies on the viewers subjective judgement. For instance, I didnt think Wrecking Ball was a particularly clever or even good video. It was so cringe inducing, we have a running vomit joke at my house when it comes on. The only moment I witnessed with that video was a Disney starlet desparately attempting to rebrand, I find no “cultural moment”. But again, these awards are largely a subjective game, so she won. Whatever. Nicki is correct to point out that the judges own cultural biases influencie the nominations. And if she feels that impacts her personally, she absolutely MUST speak up for herself. Shes already handicapped on two fronts, it would be silly to handicap herself further by playing coy wallflower games in the face of the perceived unfairness.

    • MexicanMonkey says:

      I’m not a fan of either woman and I hated both songs a d videos but you can’t honestly say that Anaconda didn’t have as much of a cultural impact because that video was everywhere and everything everyone was talking about.

      • MSat says:

        I’d say the source material from which Ms. Minaj liberally “borrowed” to make the song had far more cultural impact. Considering that she felt the need to rip it off in the first place. You see Miley’s video as a Disney star trying to show the world she’s all grown up, and you may be right. But Anaconda is a rehash of a 20-year-old song and quite frankly, it was better left alone.

    • Bridget says:

      Not a fan of Anaconda here, but the rest… Nicki turned that ship around and is on a hot streak.

    • K says:

      Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t her video anaconda beat all records for how we look at videos now that we don’t actually show them on TV? And wasn’t it parodied on every talk show and referenced in several TV shows etc. I think it has a much bigger impact then wrecking ball.

      And everything she said about Miley is true. Not a fan of either lady for the record just found the comment ridiculous

    • bns says:

      There’s a difference between something getting attention for being “shocking” and something getting attention for cultural impact. Wrecking Ball did not impact our culture any more than Anaconda did. The point is that white people are often rewarded for just barely meeting the requirements, but minorities have to work 100x harder to get even the same respect/have the same opportunities. Nicki’s career is not declining. She’s a hugely successful black woman and regardless of what you think of her music/persona that is a huge accomplishment and an inspiration to young black girls everywhere.

    • Fran says:

      LCW – Word! She’s now bringing in race issues and stuff to make herself look good after it was blatantly pointed out that her music and video were SHIT.
      It was a clever move to distract from the fact she was utterly pissed off about being ignored by MTV, starting DRAMA with anybody that was stupid enough to comment on it.

      And you know why she reacted so extremely on that last question? Because it hit home, she does thrive on drama.

  5. doofus says:

    she wasn’t “thick” until she got boob and butt implants, so…

    I can’t decide whether or not I like this woman…I like her answers to the Miley question and the boy-beef question, but I also think she DOES thrive on drama and invites it.

    eh…

    • mimif says:

      I love her. She’s funny, intelligent, unapologetic, beautiful and speaks her mind.

      • doofus says:

        she is all of those things so I SHOULD like her, but there’s still something about her that bothers me…

        help me, mimif…

      • Hawkeye says:

        @doofus, maybe it’s the Zendaya Barbie doll mess? When Nicki lassoed the spotlight onto herself instead of just wishing Zendaya well? That made me side-eye her.

      • mimif says:

        Ah no everyone is entitled to their opinion and you should go with your gut! I’m not a huge fan of her music, although I do think she’s talented and a hustler, I just like that she doesn’t take any shit. And I think she is gorgeous whether or not she modified her bod, but that’s just me. FWIW I think Kim K is beautiful too, although I can’t stand herbs thick. Just tryna be objective is all. :)

      • Kitten says:

        She’s always been a remarkably beautiful woman, even before the body modifications.

        But yeah I think I’m with Doofus on this…Yes in some ways Nicki’s honesty is refreshing but she doesn’t strike me as particularly genuine— if that makes any sense. She’s egotistical and all about herself and ultimately, she’s just not someone I wanna smoke a bone with.
        Rihanna on the other hand–now I would LOVE to get that chick stoned.

      • Bridget says:

        Could it be the fact that in addition to being clearly very intelligent and attractive, word on Nicki is that she’s an epic a-hole who treats people around her like crap?

    • Kath says:

      Yeah, I’m on the fence as well. I think Nicki DOES thrive on drama, but I also think she’s clever and insightful.

      I thought she was being disingenuous when she was ‘surprised’ Taylor Swift took offence at the ‘skinny white women’ comment re: VMAs, but she’s spot on about Miley.

      But it’s going to take me a while to get over that horribly offensive Nazi-chic video she did. How can you be so insightful on some things and so tone-deaf on others?

  6. Colette says:

    Well since Nicki has talked about this issue regarding black women and their bodies in dozens of interviews,I believe that was the primary issue.Nicki has dozens of awards,BET,MTV,etc.She talks about this issue regularly on social media.

  7. Josefa says:

    I have mixed feelings about Nicki, because I feel like she could be so much better than she is. She is a really, really good rapper, but actually utilizes her talent in few of her songs and just does robotic talk-rap rhyming the same words (which literally anyone can do). On the other hand, I feel like she’s really smart, but it’s hard to take her stance on feminism and racism seriously when you see the work she does. Listen to the lyrics to “Hey Mama” – no self-respecting feminist woman would ever sing that shit.

    That being said, I love Nicki here. I love that she’s a diva with no time for anyone’s bullshit. I like that she can actually be like that instead of being smiley and submissive and giving non-answers. I was snapping my fingers like crazy at that last answer. And she put Miley in her place perfectly. This is the Nicki I like!

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I see why it would be bothersome, and I’m not crazy about songs with a “This is a sexual/romantic relationship where the woman is submissive to the man” theme, but to me her having a song out about being in a ‘submissive’ or ‘traditional’ relationship doesn’t offend me for 2 reasons: 1.) There’s nothing in the lyrics that indicate that the woman isn’t getting pleasure in the relationship, is just going through the motions doing something she has to do to please her man, or is imposing a submissive/traditional role on other women. (Now THAT is when I get pissed) and 2.) The “Woman in submissive relationship with her man” song isn’t the only message Nicki Minaj puts out there. She puts out plenty of messages that are progressive and are the opposite of encouraging women to be passive, people-pleasing things with no agency. I think those things have more of an impact and are getting seen more than the lyrics to that song. She’s not Michelle Duggar-ing or Candace Cameron Bure-ing us. (I can’t remember what irritating starlet it was a few years back who literally said in an interview that female submission was what ‘made relationships work.)

      • Josefa says:

        Nicki does release a lot of songs with a more feminist-friendly message. My problem is, how can you be a serious advocate for those causes when you, for money, go on and collaborate with notoriously sexist men who make notoriously sexist music? I mean, It’s not like I’m over-analyzing the lyrics.

        “Yes I do the cooking
        Yes I do the cleaning
        Plus I keep the na-na real sweet for your eating
        Yes you be the boss and yes I be respecting
        Whatever that you tell me cause it’s game you be spitting”

        Come on. Even Blurred Lines was more nuanced than this crap! Yeah, there’s no part that indicates the woman isn’t being pleasured – but there’s no part that indicates the man gives 2 craps about the woman’s well-being, either. Ugh, why am I analyzing the lyrics to a David Guetta song so much?!

        Nicki wants her cake and eat it too (I always found this saying stupid – what the hell are you supposed to do with the cake besides eating it?!). She advocates for feminism because it’s good PR and, yeah, she may even believe in it. But she still sings crap like that because it’s good cash, when she’s succesful and powerful enough to just say no. David Guetta isn’t the only example. She has like, what, 7 songs with Chris Brown?

  8. moot says:

    I’m no fan of Minaj, but good on her for calling out a ridiculous line of questioning. Who is this reporter and how did she get her job? You get Minaj in a room to yourself and these are the questions you ask her? Reporter is seriously out of her league. She sounds like she should be working for a noob celeb gossip blogger.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. I am not a fan of hers, but the answer to the last question was spot on. Women have higher expectations of responsibility put upon them, and it is just absurd sometimes.

  9. funckes says:

    I use to dislike Niki but have since changed my mind. She has turned out to be quite entertaining.

  10. Bridget says:

    Nicki has totally changed her approach. Where before she was all about the shock and the drama (I mean, anyone who does a fake exorcism at theGrammy ‘s isn’t exactly playing subtle) but she’s taking a much more thoughtful approach. She’s very clearly thought a lot about the subjects she’s talking about, though there is a bit of speaking from both sides of her mouth going on since she’s one of the performers that knows the social media value of a good feud.

    Though is it just me, or does Miley Cyrus feel like low hanging fruit?

  11. QQ says:

    Im practically a Barbz at this Point! Go Nicki Keep scalping em!

  12. fee says:

    NM is an intelligent woman, more so then these other girls, she educated,beautiful n smart, but making a big deal about nonsense takes away her platform. Her lyrics, are filthy n degrading to women, yet she has more talent than Hey, Taylor etc….I don’t mind sexiness in videos or concerts but when it is ALL about saluting it up, they lose credibility with their icons of feminism, especially Mrs carter. Nicky has the whole package to go further than any of them.

    • Redd says:

      She says it’s important to talk about what bothers black women, but then she uses black women as props in her own videos just like Miley Cyris. Anaconda was degrading stereotype of black women in the jungle with their asses jiggling, ffs, complete with bananas and dripping coconut milk. There was a shitstorm here about Nicki’s anaconda wax figure where she was on all fours in her jungle attire. Ugh.

      She has good points, just wish she applied them to her brand.

  13. Luca76 says:

    Epic, I only wish she had handled it this intelligently at the VMAs instead of that ‘Miley what’s good’ nonsense.

    • perplexed says:

      It would have been really amazing if she had said this
      answer in her speech at the VMAs.

      I did find the “Miley, what’s good”, minus the expletive before it, response amusing though.

  14. K says:

    The interview was amazing. I loved what she said about Miley. So on point and without even trying read the girl for the ignorant trash she is. I alsonloved how she shut down the interviewer on the last question. I mean how is she suppose to control if these men want to behave like children?

    Go Nicki… She is actually making me a fan.

  15. Gina says:

    NM is such a classless trash. Her music is awful, her “curvy” look is totally fake. “Now the rappers are dating skinny white women” – so? What a bitter person. Imagine if someone said “why some white men are dating black women”? Not your business, Nicki
    She’s as smart as Kardashian.
    Well, Miley is no better

    • DTX says:

      I get that you don’t like her, but she is waaaaaay more than a Kardashian. She actually is very talented and became popular by freestyle battling skilled male rappers and crushing them, but her songs that you hear on mainstream radio are usually garbage compared to what she can actually do. So there is that, but I guess that’s how she makes her money. Our culture loves garbage music and television.

    • Josefa says:

      I don’t think the message she was sending was that black rappers were traitors for dating white skinny women. She quite explicitly said the problem was that no one was telling thick black girls they are sexy as well.

  16. Nicolette says:

    +1. Thought the last answer was great as well.

  17. bns says:

    She makes people so uncomfortable and I love it. She’s not always right and yeah she might only care because it directly effected her, but she’s still spitting 100% truth. Y’all can’t handle it.

  18. DTX says:

    I’m not a fan of Nicki. She acts too damn petty at times but there are other times when she actually is on point about something serious so I could see why people would brush her off because she tends to mix in her own nonsense with intelligent topics.

    That said, I LOVE how she promptly checks people that try to come at her the wrong way like that terrible woman who tried to make fun of her wig/hair/look at her brother’s wedding and Nicki was like “O,RLY?, let’s take a look at you!” (effectively blasting an internet bully). And this reporter….WTF is wrong with her? She deliberately tried to piss her off. Yes, Nicki is dramatic, WE ALL KNOW THIS and that’s what you get when you smack a dramatic person with a rude-ass question.

    Yup. Nicki does thrive on drama, but #TeamNicki for her troll-slaying skills.

  19. Gina says:

    Well, if she says that “twerking, raping” is using black culture than wearing European suit and playing piano and knowing etiquette is using white culture?
    and stop with “oppressed” talk – many countries never had slavery.
    My point is – don’t be greedy about the few things you contributed to the world (i’m not being disrespectful with this statement, for example, Australia claims only couple of inventions, but they are vital and important. for example, penicillin is equally as important as rap)

    • CK says:

      #Whiteculturalappropriation and #notallslaveowningcountries because there really is no other way to respond to this mess of a post.

    • K says:

      Wait what? Just because I am hoping beyond hope that I’m misunderstanding your comment you’re not honestly saying that black people only contributed rap and twerkinf to the world are you? Or that they aren’t all well spoken? Because your are in grossly misinformed.

      Also she isn’t being greedy she is saying if you want to include rap and hip hop and music that black people created in her music then educate yourself to understand what they have gone through. Know what it is like for them in the industry. Don’t just assume you know and tell them how it is based on your privileged experience.

      And no one is remotely suggesting rap is more important than penicillin.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      #notallslaveowningcountries

      Bwahahahahaha!

    • Asiyah says:

      Gina you clearly need to stay in your lane and not comment about this. #stayinyourlane

      • Gina says:

        what i’m trying to say – huge part of modern america are immigrants of children/grandchildren of immigrants and have no connection to slavery. So why, say, Jew whose parents are born in Poland has to be accused of “cultural appropriation”? he or his ancestors never took advantage of anyone. Or all white people should be blamed forever?

      • K says:

        @gina for the love of god she isn’t blaming white people she was speaking of Miley specifically and there are realities that exsist and it doesn’t hurt to learn them. It’s just sad not to.

  20. dani says:

    I think she thrives on drama. After all, she’s famous and let’s everyone know. And the thing about thick girls…women don’t usually choose their body type and interracial coupling is normal by now. And curves are in. What is she talking about, skinny women are all the black guys are dating? She is an attention whore. What about body acceptance, for all women? I understand her standing up for her culture, though. Otherwise…this woman is not the best representation for black women everywhere.

  21. Skins says:

    Would of liked to see her call out Miley to her face instead of doing it from 100 feet away

    • LCW says:

      When did she ever call out Lil Kim to her face? Neverrrrrr… All talk.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        …what? LOL. Yeah I’m real sure she’s terrified of fighting Kim.

        I’m sure if she actually did come to blows you guys would be the first bashing her for being ghetto and fighting.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Well she’s already been called an angry black woman. Any closer and the media would snarl she was now a ‘VIOLENT’ angry black woman.

      Let’s not pretend we don’t know how the world works.

  22. Jackson says:

    Some grown-ass women and grown-ass men can, and DO, thrive on drama. She appears to be one of the thrivers.

  23. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Damn she just has some of these really brilliant moments…

    Good for her on checking that reporter! I was waiting for some version of the accusation since she’s already said how two men could physically be fighting and if a woman so much as frowns she’s the real bitch in the situation. She can’t begin or end anyone’s beef and PROPS to her for calling out MTV and both Taylor and Miley for their respective attempts at victimizing themselves.

  24. Corrie says:

    Yeah… Minaj was right in everything she said in response. And again THR, USW, and reporters calling her a drama starter. False labeling to stereotype at its core.

  25. kri says:

    That was such a burn we need Silvadene.DAMN GIRL!!! And YES THANK YOU for laying that sh÷t out about a woman being responsible for how men decide to act. All the YASSSSSS in the world about Miley

  26. MSat says:

    This woman who claims she is a grown up and hates drama was the one who was on Twitter whining because her music video didn’t get enough VMA nominations. Okay?

    Perspective, people.

    • bns says:

      What she said on Twitter was true and needed to be heard. I also don’t understand how that’s supposed to be a good example of her loving drama.

      • MSat says:

        What she said on Twitter was shallow and petty and intentionally done to amp up drama. It’s nauseating that artists are so wrapped up in these awards shows that have zero meaning, to the point that they act like shitty spoiled toddlers. She is no better than Kanye with his idiotic awards show tantrums.
        Aside from that , her claims are simply untrue. The video in question had been nominated in numerous other categories, but apparently that wasn’t enough for her ego so she had to complain and make it into a racism moment. Beyoncé, a woman of color who is also not stick thin, was nominated for video of the year so her desperate reasoning for the perceived snub- which wasn’t a snub– is beyond stupid.

        I used to love music and artists. Now they are insipid, exhausting and mediocre. It’s more about image and starting social media beefs and faux outrage. It makes me want to barf.

      • bns says:

        @MSat

        Spoken like a true white person…

        The point that she was making on Twitter, WHICH IS TRUE, is that white people are often rewarded for doing the bare minimum. Twerking was a thing long before Miley was even born, but the media was damn quick to crown her the queen of it. It’s about more than just music videos and the VMAs.

        Also, artists and celebrities have always been all about image and doing things to get attention from the media. This isn’t new.

  27. Lisa says:

    I like her, and I like this response. I know it’s the media, and they need drama to stay alive, but they’ve gotten so bold about demanding and creating it. It seems worse than ever. All two women have to do is be in the same room, and there’ll be a story about someone “throwing shade” or taking someone on, when they probably didn’t even say two words to each other all night. A story could even be spun out of that! “Blah blah IGNORED AT GALA. Does she hate Other Blah Blah? Our inside source spills all!”

  28. Kelly says:

    Please. Please. PLEASE. She stood on stage in front of millions and glorified aggression and insinuated violence is how a “grown ass” woman handles herself. I don’t give a damn if she is white, black, brown or purple. She is an adult with a gabillion people looking at her and that’s how she chose to portray herself. A whiney, immature, ghetto, ignorant asshole. If it matter to you that she happens to be black, awesome because to me, she’s just an asshole. She gyrated her butt an inch from a camera with a millimeter of fabric between her asshole and the world and has the nerve to get mad that it didn’t win the accolades that she believes it deserves? PLEASE. Go cry me a river over there on that pile of money.

    • Aren says:

      But due to her race she can do no wrong. She’s doing the same thing as Miley, but the latter is trash, and what Nicky does is empowerment.
      Race does play a role here; she can get away with many things only because she happens to be from a minority that has been, and continues to be segregated and abused. Yet, her contribution to make things better is nonexistent.

  29. Goodnight says:

    Oh my god, Nicki. You are NOT a “thick” woman, and you’re not a “fat ass bitch”. You are petite and if it weren’t for the work you had done you’d be WAY smaller than the average woman. Can we please stop pretending Nicki is in any way not a “skinny bitch” herself?

    Quotes are directly from her, incidentally. I’m not calling her a bitch, I have nothing against her (aside from the above frustration), that’s just the terminology she uses.

    I think what she said about Miley was pretty damn accurate. If Miley enjoys black culture (and it appears she does, at least on a superficial level), she should really try and educate herself.

  30. emma says:

    Jesus, she’s a B.O.S.S.