Nicki Minaj’s interview with the NY Times reveals all of her opinions on the latest drama in the industry.
During the interview Nicki claps and snaps on multiple topics, so let’s dissect:
On Who Rappers Date
“Back in the day, in hip-hop, the thick girl was glorified. 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?”
Her Beef With 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?”
She continues: “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.”
If Gaga Influenced Her Older ‘Alter Egos’
‘‘I don’t even want to discuss that. That’s so old to me.’’
Her Abusive Father
Nicki started by answering the question of if her father had ever abused her. “No. He was just abusive…I would always hear him yelling and cursing, always. And it made me feel it was the way to interact, because that’s how I saw him interacting.’’ She also said her parents’ marriage wasn’t happy. ‘‘When I was younger…I thought that the only reason my mother didn’t leave my father was for financial reasons.’’ She continued, “From early on in my life, I looked at a woman not having her money as the biggest curse…Now that I’m an adult, I realize that women stay whether a man’s rich or poor. It’s just a weakness.’’
Drake & Meek Beef
‘They’re men, grown-ass men…it’s between them.’’ On how it makes her feel she said ‘‘I hate it, 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.’’
The Interviewer Asked If She Thrived Off Of Cash Money Drama (side note: this question was a mistake)
‘That’s disrespectful,’’ Minaj said, drawing herself up in the chair. ‘‘Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?’’
Wait there’s more…
‘‘What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama? Why would you even say that? That’s so peculiar. Four grown-ass men are having issues between themselves, and you’re asking me do I thrive off drama? That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you?
And the final clap back…
‘‘Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don’t. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask?’’ she continued. ‘‘To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.”
Nicki finished up the interview by calling the interviewer rude and a troublemaker. She said ‘‘Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way…I don’t care to speak to you anymore.’’
NICKI HAS SPOKEN! *drops mic*
A full version of Nicki’s interview will hit the press on October 11.
via: USA Today, NYT