Finally, the New York Times is exploring the tension (that many have debatably referred to as a "feud" or "beef") between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus. As you may recall, Nicki Minaj reacted to her VMAs snub by tweeting about racism in entertainment. Miley Cyrus (as well as Taylor Swift) awkwardly got involved. Then at the VMAs, Nicki famously asked Miley, "What's good?" And here we are today.
In a new interview, Minaj further explained her issue with Miley:
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.
That is basically a poem. Not that it's her responsibility, but Nicki Minaj just perfectly explained the problem with cultural appropriation in a way that even Taylor Swift's social media intern could understand.