Earlier this year, Miley Cyrus criticized Nicki Minaj for saying she believed race and gender were a factor in her not receiving a nomination for video of the year at MTV’s Video Music Awards.
When Minaj later won a VMA for best hip-hop video for “Anaconda,” she called out the “Wrecking Ball” singer from the stage. “Back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?” asked Nicki Minaj.
Now in an interview with the New York Times, the best female rapper had the following to say to Miley Cyrus:
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. 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 Minaj is on point in her statement. White people like to enjoy Black culture but on the parts that make them comfortable and happy. We see this all the time in the reggae and Rasta community. They will dance and smoke weed to reggae music, but the minute the music is being played in protest of injustice, they want no part of that.
Nicki Minaj have sad a lot of silly things but this time she is right on.