Posted Aug 28th, 2015 (11:34 am) by Heather Starks
Music Player: 

After watching the men of hip-hip go at it all summer, it's time to give the ladies a turn at tossin' bombs.

UPDATE: Was this whole beef staged? It looks like it.

Nicki Minaj's manservant, Meek Mill, has spent the majority of the summer flippin' beef all over the country, but Nicki herself has remained mostly absent from the fricassee. However, after Miley Cyrus took aim at Minaj over her reaction to being snubbed by the VMAs, that may very well change. Nicki found herself left out of the nomination category for "Video of the Year" and the "Anaconda" singer was none too happy about it.

She then continued to share her opinion about why she did not receive a nomination, with reasons varying from racism to weight class.

Although Cyrus wasn't initially involved in the ensuing Twitter war, she shared her thoughts in a recent interview with the The New York Times.

"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.'"

She continued, "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… 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."

It has been interesting to watch Cyrus grow from teen TV star into...glitter bomb explosion singer/go-go dancer? One thing's for sure, she has solid foundation of, "I don't give a fuck what you think," and some strong opinions to go with it. In reality, both women have incredibly valid points. Although Minaj is nominated in other categories, music and media have a long standing history of white washing, and women are under constant pressure to look as thin as possible. But Cryus is also right - Nicki could have used her platform to address the issue in a more professional way than engaging in a bitch fight over social media (You too, Taylor).

Nicki has yet to respond to Miley's comments, but if the past is any predictor of the future, you'll see the story right here.

© Inyourspeakers Media LLC