Nicki Minaj to Miley Cyrus: Consider Black Plight or Don’t Enjoy Black Cultureby Matthew Scott Donnelly | PopCrush
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards‘ Moonmen may already occupy space in their respective winners’ homes, but the show seems to be far from over.
In August, show host Miley Cyrus called out Nicki Minaj for being “not too kind” in her condemnation of the awards ceremony. Not long before, the Pinkprint rapper had criticized the VMAs for glorifying thin, white artists while ignoring other types (she, herself, did not receive a Video of the Year nomination for “Anaconda”), and when it came time for the big dance, Minaj famously dismissed Cyrus’ judgment, demanding “Miley, what’s good?!”
“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.”
Seems like the dialogue is still wide open, and we’re looking forward to seeing how Miley responds.
Think Nicki’s right, or do you still agree with Miley that Nicki should “come at things with love”? Read the full interview for more of Nicki’s honesty, and share your thoughts below.
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