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Nicki Minaj Wins This One

It all started back when Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video was overlooked for Video of the Year at the VMAs and Taylor Swift’s video for “Bad Blood” was nominated. Minaj took to Twitter to air her grievances and said “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year” followed by a ton of sarcastic smiling emojis.

Following a short Twitter spat, Minaj and Swift reconciled their differences, and chalked it up to miscommunication.

However, The New York Times asked Miley Cyrus her opinion on the matter and she had this to say,

“If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it.

And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’

You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.’…

If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself. Say: ‘This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.’..

What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love.”

Minaj responded by calling Cyrus a bitch at the VMAs during her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video.

Minaj elaborated on her beef with Miley in her cover story for The New York Times Magazine‘s Culture Issue, out Sunday.

“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.”

Curious to see if Miley will stop wearing her blonde dreads because of this!

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The problem with Nicki is that she speaks on issues when it affects HER. She doesn’t give a fuck about “black culture” or anything until it has something to do with Nicki Minaj. I don’t recall (I could be wrong) her speaking on Trayvon, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner or anything. She’s a selfish superstar. That’s my problem with her.

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