Of course, it did not take long for Minaj to get wind of those comments. After accepting her award for Best Hip Hop Music Video for her song "Anaconda", Minaj did not hesitate to give Cyrus a piece of her mind. Sparking a slew of memes and gifs, the quote became an internet sensation. In Minaj's NY Times interview she states;
"The fact that you [Cyrus] 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."
Whether Minaj is not over the comments made by Cyrus, not over the situation as a whole, or she is simply trying to get her point across, we can't necessarily say she's wrong. Keeping speaking your truth, Nicki!
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