We got some answers before the interview ended on a bad note.

The most recent issue of The New York Times saw none other than Ms. Nicki Minaj on the cover in one of her signature stand out wigs. She’s been in the news a lot recently from her involvement in Meek Mill and Drake‘s problems to executive producing and starring in her own ABC Family comedy soon.

During the interview she was asked about Miley Cyrus and she stated that she’s not a fan of people using black culture without making an active effort to understand what struggles black people have to go through. She was also asked about Meek versus Drake and Birdman versus Lil Wayne. Here’s her an excerpt about her response:

‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s between them.’’ How does it make you feel, I ask? ‘‘I hate it,’’ she said. ‘‘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.’’

Read the cover story in full here.

– Akaash Sharma (@AkaaSH_SHarmA)

One Response

  1. Stephanie

    Addressing the part about Miley verses Nicki, I want to say
    that I completely agree with Nicki when she says Miley uses black culture in
    her videos and stuff but without really knowing the real struggles black people
    have gone through. When Nicki made the comment about the VMA’s not nominating
    the her Anaconda video it, she wasn’t mad just simply because her video wasn’t
    nominated but because of what her video stood for which was glorifying thick
    women in general. Nicki made a comment when she said, “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?'” Nicki was making a point that in the hip-hop
    culture thick women of color are not as appreciated than white women in hip hop
    which is why she put out the Anaconda video. Nicki felt like that media needed
    to portray both body types so girls wouldn’t feel insecure which is why the
    Anaconda video is all about the thick girls. Nicki was just shedding light on an
    issue in the music industry about how certain artist can use black culture in
    their videos and get recognized for it but artist like herself put out a video
    using black culture and meaning behind the video don’t get acknowledged for it.