Just what we’ve been waiting for: Miley Cyrus’ thoughts about Nicki Minaj’s thoughts about racism in the music industry.
When the MTV VMA nominations were announced, Nicki Minaj wondered why “Anaconda,” which she thinks made a huge impact on pop culture, wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year. Nicki said that if her video was filled with skinnies, it would’ve been nominated for VOTY. Nicki went on to tweet that black women constantly influence pop culture and never get rewarded for it. Taylor Swift piped in and made it all about her. Nicki Minaj told Taylor it wasn’t about her. Then, Katy Perry jumped in to slap at Taylor Swift. Eventually, Nicki and Taylor talked and are good now . (Again all of that over a fucking VMA.) That was that until The New York Times asked Miley Cyrus about it…
The New York Times brought up Nicki’s tweets and at first, Miley said that she didn’t really know what happened. When you don’t really know about something, it’s best to talk about it a lot. Shit, I do that every day. So even though Miley claimed she didn’t know about that shit, she opened her mouth and let it out. According to Miley, Nicki made it all about Nicki. Yogi Miley believes that Nicki’s tweets were too angry and they should’ve been served on a heart-shaped plate and covered with a thick sauce of namaste.
NYT: She may have alluded to “Wrecking Ball” also, saying that when a naked white girl breaks a Vevo record she gets nominated.
Miley: I didn’t follow it. You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that’s a yoga mantra. 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.
And 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 V.M.A.”
Again, Miley didn’t follow it, but she continued to talk about it. Professor Miley went on to school Nicki on how she should’ve handled it.
Miley: 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.”
And finally, Miley ended it by basically saying that Nicki’s a bitch and created a girl fight.
Miley: What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about. Now you’ve just given E! News “Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It.”
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.
I squinted at a lot at what Miley said, but completely opened up my eyes when she declared that she knows the statistics. Well, that pretty much changes everything and I 100% agree with everything she said. She has to know what she’s talking about. She knows the statistics! She probably knows the most statistics out of all the statistic knowers in the world.
Miley should trademark that line. It is a good line. The next time someone e-mails me with, “Michael, you dumb bitch, you have Shania Twain listed as 51 under Birthday Sluts and she’s really 50 today,” I’m going to write them back with, “You shut up, bitch! I know the statistics!”
And why do I have a gross feeling that this 4-way “feud” is going to end up with all of them making up and doing another remake of “Lady Marmalade” together.