Nicki Minaj Ends Her Legendary Silence On Drake-Meek Mill Feud, Slams Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj recently found herself in the eye of two major pop music storms. The first one pitted her against Miley Cyrus after Miley talked some trash about the rapper in a New York Times interview, causing Minaj to offer up a live rebuttal at the VMAs that struck the fear of god into Miley. The other controversy, of course, was her boyfriend Meek Mill engaging in a losing rap battle with her good friend Drake. She was uncharacteristically silent about that soap opera until now. In a new cover interview with The New York Times Magazine, she speaks on it and her beef with Miley.
First, Minaj explained why she was so irked by Miley’s reaction to her VMA comments and the racial implications of Miley’s behavior:
“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.”
Near the end of the interview, Minaj was inevitably asked about the Meek-Drake feud. “They’re men, grown-ass men. It’s between them,” she said. “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.”
That’s about when the interview got heated. A follow-up question asked the star if she thrives on drama, and Minaj rightly pointed out that it was insulting to ask her that, as though she has anything to do with the drama between “four grown-ass men” Drake, Meek, Lil Wayne and Birdman.
The interview ended abruptly after that, and you should definitely read the whole thing over at the New York Times.