No apologies here, as star rapper Nicki Minaj maintained her position post Taylor Swift mini beef and VMA display against Miley Cyrus.
Regardless of the backlash that came after, the 32-year-old Queens native is definitely not remorseful for publicly confronting Cyrus over previous comments dubbing the rapper “not very polite.”
The hip-hop artist further commented on her fighting words uttered at this year’s Video Music Awards in an interview with the New York Times that was published Wednesday.
In case you missed it, when Minaj walked on this year’s VMA stage to receive her award for Best Hip-Hop Video, she didn’t hesitate to first address Cyrus (moon-man in hand and all) about previous statements,
This b**ch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press,” Minaj said,”Miley, what’s good?”
That’s how it happened. But Minaj is apparently not done with it.
Now sometime later, Minaj still defiantly addressed the VMA host regarding how black women in the music industry are maltreated,
The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects Black women makes me feel like you have some big balls. 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,” Minaj continued. “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.”
Indeed the whole thing began with Taylor Swift when Minaj’s sultry Anaconda video was omitted from being nominated in the Best Music Video category.
Minaj went on a tweeter rant claiming the industry celebrates slim women and rewards them accordingly.
If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, ‘Anaconda’ would be nominated…Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it.”
Swift, who was nominated for the top VMA award and ultimately won, took things personal and responded. Beef ensued. Swift apologized. And the both powerhouses performed together at the VMA’s to bury any leftover animosity.
Slight rewind. Cyrus inserted herself into the feud , saying Minaj was not too kind. Thus Minaj’s confrontation.
Not sure we foresee such amicable ending for Minaj and Cyrus. We’ll stay tuned.