Nicki Minaj — and people closely associated with her — have dominated the news for the better part of this year. From her boo Meek Mill feuding with her Young Money brother Drake to Miley Cyrus insinuating that she's an angry Black woman, Minaj has had a lot coming from all angles, and she's finally addressing it all in her latest feature in The New York Times Magazine.
The "Feeling Myself" MC had no problem speaking her mind about each scandal, but stopped short when it came to Meek's beef with Drake. She's basically not here for any of it.
"They're men, grown-a** men," she said. "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."
Elsewhere in the interview, Nicki also touched on her recently publicized gripe with Cyrus, saying that if the provocative pop star wants to enjoy Black culture, lifestyle and everything associated with it, she has to fully understand everything that actively affects Black women in the music industry.
"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 of the "Wrecking Ball" singer. "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."
Amen to that!
Read Nicki's full feature in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine here.
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(Photo: New York Times Magazine, October 2015)
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