I don’t know about you guys, but I was so happy to see Nicki Minaj call out Miley Cyrus whilst receiving ‘The Best Hip-Hop Video’ award at the VMAs 2015. I know it is not great for one female to call another one a b***h but beyond that, there was a fair enough reason to why Minaj was so angry.
Miley’s comment came after the brief Twitter row between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. These tweets from Nicki Minaj, highlight the problem black artists face in today’s music industry. Taylor Swift then hit back, suggesting that Minaj was purposely pitting women against each other. This was then backed up by Miley Cyrus, whom used it as a feminist preach. This is what she had told the New York Times in her interview.
“People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way. If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. […] If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself. Say: ‘This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.”
Miley also stated how Minaj’s words were
“not too kind” and “not very polite, very Nicki Minaj.”
“I know you can make it seem like, ‘Oh I just don’t understand because I’m a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what’s going on in the world… But to be honest, I don’t think MTV did that on purpose.”
The problem is that both Swift and Cyrus have completely missed the point. It is almost ignorant how both of them failed to see what Minaj was really talking about. They are dismissing the fact that black artists do no receive as much credit for work as do white females. Minaj is completely, one hundred percent right. Black culture is heavily portrayed in today’s pop culture, but these black artists are not receiving the credit they deserve. Black culture has become a trend in today’s society, but it dismisses and ignores actual problems black individuals are facing within society. This is horrible and truly quite disgusting behaviour.
Lets not forget, Cyrus won the award for best video of the year in 2014, so for Minaj to win and call Cyrus out, it only seemed fair.