when the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 were announced, Nicki Minaj said that her not being nominated for Video of the Year for ?Anaconda? was a sign of the discrimination in the industry against black female entertainers.
She added that any slim white chick would have gotten a nod if she had released a video as iconic as ?Anaconda,? and many agreed with her on that.
Taylor Swift, who did get a nomination, thought she was being singled out and reacted on Twitter, but after some going back and forth, they eventually called a truce.
Then, before Miley hosted the awards, she spoke to the NYT about how ?bitter? and ?rude? Nicki was because she kept making everything about herself. In other words, Nicki wasn?t speaking on a widespread issue but out of spite because she hadn?t been nominated.
During the awards show, Nicki called Miley out (video below), showing the first hint that she wasn?t about to let this feud die down.
Nicki to Miley: open your eyes, be real
She continues with this NYT interview: you can?t be down with black culture, she tells Miley, and remain ignorant of or choose not to hear about the bad stuff.
This is where she implies that Miley is appropriating black culture, which isn?t the first time she?s accused of that. Nor will it be the last, probably.
?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 says. ?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.?
As of the time of writing, Miley hasn?t said a peep about Nicki?s comeback: You are not allowed to view links.
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