Throughout the Drake and Meek Mill beef, Nicki Minaj has remained quiet. Understandably though, since she has a lot of love for the both of them. In the cover story for the New York Times Magazine, the Head Barb finally opened up about how she feels about the tension between Young Money brethren and her bae.
‘‘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.’’
The “Only” rapper also responded to Miley Cyrus’ comments about Nicki feeling like the “Anaconda” video was snubbed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
“The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls,” she said. “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.”
Nicki ended up snapping on the journalist, Vanessa Grigoriadis, who conducting the interview after she asked if she thrived on drama, referring to the rap battle between Meek and Drake and the legal battle between Lil’ Wayne and Birdman. After saying that was a “disrespectful” question, she asked “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?’’ she asked. ‘‘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?’’ she continued. ‘‘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.’’
After calling Grigoriadis “rude” and “disrespectful” she ended the interview.
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