Nicki Minaj Slams Miley Cyrus Over VMAs: You Don't Want to Know How Black Women Feel
By Antoinette Bueno
It still isn't over!
It's been a month since Nicki Minaj memorably confronted Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards with a now infamous, "Miley, what's good?," and now Nicki herself is explaining why she's still bothered by the incident.
"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 tells The New York Times Magazine. "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," she adds. "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."
The usually confident rapper also surprisingly reveals in the candid interview that she definitely didn't feel confident in her looks growing up -- and admits that she still feels insecure on Instagram "where everyone is freaking drop-dead gorgeous."
Though she does poke fun at the length some celebs will go to look good on social media.
"I get that people put filters on their pictures -- I definitely use filters -- but I didn't know people retouched," she says. "[Famous] people are posting pictures of working out, and then there's a change in their body [most likely from plastic surgery] and they say it's because they were working out! Ah-hahahaha."
"Back in the day, in hip-hop, the thick girl was glorified," she adds, getting serious. "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?'"
The "Night Is Still Young" rapper also briefly touches on the highly publicized feud between Drake and her current boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill. Nicki is clearly not taking sides.
"They're men, grown-ass men," she says. ‘"It's between them."
"I hate it," she admits. "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."