Nicki Minaj Weighs In On Meek Mill-Drake Beef, Covers New York Times
Nicki Minaj graces the cover of The New York Times Magazine, who dubs her the "world's biggest female rap star."
For the cover, Nicki sports blonde and orange wigs for the Andy Warhol-inspired shoot, photographed by Erik Madigan Heck.
In the accompanying interview, she finally weighs in on the beef between her boyfriend Meek Mill and Drake, calling it "ridiculous," before addressing her own issues with Miley Cyrus, which played out on stage at this year's VMAs.
When asked if she "thrives on drama," Nicki replied: "That's disrespectful. Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?
"That's the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you? Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why -- as a matter of fact, I don't. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask?"
Apparently, this exchange was the end of the interview. Nicki called the writer "rude" and "a troublemaker," and told her, "Do not speak to me like I'm stupid or beneath you in any way," before the writer said, "I don't care to speak to you anymore."
— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) October 7, 2015
Below are highlights from the interview, via NYTimes.com, before things were cut short.
On Miley Cyrus: "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."
On Lady Gaga comparisons: "I don't even want to discuss that. That's so old to me."
On her relationships: "Since I was 15, I came out of one relationship and went into another relationship. In my relationships, I've been told, 'You don't have to work that much.' But I can't stop working, because it's bigger than work to me. It's having a purpose outside any man."
On Meek Mill vs. Drake: "They're men, grown-ass men. It's between them. I hate it. It doesn't make me feel good. You don't ever want to choose sides between people you love. It's ridiculous. I just want it to be over."