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Nicki Minaj criticises New York Times writer for asking 'stupid' question during interview

"That’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did."

Chris Mandle
Wednesday 07 October 2015 15:26
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Nicki Minaj challenged Miley Cyrus again following their run-in at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards in a cover story for The New York Times magazine.

But the interview was cut short when she offended her by asking if she "thrived off drama".

“That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you?" Minaj asks her.

"To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.”

Though the interview ends on a sour note, with Minaj asking the journalist to leave, earlier she discusses her run-in with Miley Cyrus during the VMAs, suggesting the singer had “big balls” in trying to take her down.

Cyrus made a number of disparaging comments about Minaj days before hosting the award ceremony, resulting in Minaj’s famous “Miley, what’s good?” quip that stole the show - and became so popular it inspired a range of products on Etsy.

Minaj expands on why she put Cyrus on the spot, accusing her of wanting “the good without the bad” by appropriating specific parts of black culture.

Addressing Cyrus, she says: “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,” she says.

Cyrus had questioned Minaj’s intentions in her recent controversy with Taylor Swift.

“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 VMA," Cyrus said.

She continued: “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself."

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