Nicki Minaj Talks Miley Cyrus, Drake & Meek Mill Feud, Body Image & More in The New York Times Magazine
Nicki Minaj has done plenty of interviews but nothing that recently compares to the in-depth and passionate discussion she had with The New York Times Magazine.
In the cover story, the Queen Barbz addresses everything from the Drake and Meek Mill feud to calling out Miley Cyrus at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in August. She even addresses body image issues and staying on top of her business.
But the interview came to an abrupt halt after the writer, Vanessa Grigoriadis, asked Minaj a question she deemed offensive in regards to the Drake and Meek Mill beef and the drama between Lil Wayne and Birdman. The interviewer asked if she thrives off the drama between the parties involved.
"That’s disrespectful," Minaj said, drawing herself up in the chair. "Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?"
"What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama?" she asked. "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?"
And with that, the interview was cut short and the writer found herself in the lobby of the Trump Hotel in New York pondering her question and gathering her thoughts.
Check out some of the the highlights from her conversation below.
On Calling Out Miley Cyrus at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards:
"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?"
On Being in the Middle of the Feud Between Drake and Meek Mill:
"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."
On Body Image in the Rap Game:
"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?'"
On Business and Relationships:
"Since I was 15, I came out of one relationship and went into another relationship. In my relationships, I’ve been told, 'You don’t have to work that much.' But I can’t stop working, because it’s bigger than work to me. It’s having a purpose outside any man."
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