So you may or may not have just been totally confused about what just went down between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus on stage at the VMAs. After barely being able to make it to the stage to accept her award due to her tight dress (that looked amazing, btw), Nicki thanked her fans, then her pastor, and then called Miley the fuck out for talking shit.
But if you haven’t, here.
What shit exactly was talked? Miley’s been interviewed by everyone this past week about the VMAs, and in an interview with The New York Times, Miley was asked three times about the controversy between Nicki and Taylor, and three times, she tried to dismiss it and not give an opinion other than hearing that Nicki was talking and then “Taylor Swift butted in.” But they broke her down, and she sort of went off, saying the following.
I didn’t follow it. You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that’s a yoga mantra. People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way. 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 V.M.A.”
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. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about. Now you’ve just given E! News “Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It.”
I know you can make it seem like, Oh I just don’t understand because I’m a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what’s going on in the world. But to be honest, I don’t think MTV did that on purpose.
She’s not wrong, and Nicki only kind of proved her right further by bringing the drama to the stage.
Miley handled it in a typical what the fuck ever fashion by reminding everyone that she lost that award the year before, and it wasn’t a big deal, because it’s just an award. Can’t wait for more social media posts about it..
[via The New York Times]