Nicki Minaj discusses her rift with Miley Cyrus during an interview that was published in The New York Times today (October 7).
‘‘The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects Black women makes me feel like you have some big balls,” Nicki Minaj says of the tiff centered on her “Anaconda” video not getting nominated for MTV’s Video Music Awards video of the year. “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.’’
Azealia Banks writes on Twitter today that Nicki Minaj’s comments in The New York Times are misguided.
“I wish Nic would stop trying to turn this Miley thing into a race issue cuz she was mute about cultural approp. until she became “victim,”” Azealia Banks writes on Twitter. “Plus how u gonna complain about a video with skinny women when ur body is enhanced .. You too were once a skinny woman.”
“The fact that Lil’ Kim was treated the way she was by hip-hop (I am also guilty of being on this bandwagon) is ridiculous to me,” Banks writes on Twitter. “It took me some time and maturity to come to these conclusions but it’s truth. There isn’t a female rap category anywhere but BET really..Like why viciously rip off Kim’s head and be so cordial and thoughtful about ur dealings with these white chix ?”
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