Wed 7 Oct 2015
The New York Times featured Nicki Minaj in a story called “The Passion of Nicki Minaj” done by Vanessa Grigoriadis. The piece centers around Minaj’s rise to stardom, continuously working on her image and brand without compromising in a male dominated industry. At one point during their conversation, the rapper/actress was asked about Lil’ Wayne and Birdman’s current issues and the much publicized beef between her boyfriend Meek Mill and labelmate Drake. The interview took a quick turn and ended abruptly after Nicki was asked by Grigoriadis if she thrives off the recent drama.
It was getting dark outside when I asked about Drake, Meek, Wayne and Williams. Minaj hadn’t turned on lights, so she was in shadow. ‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s between them.’’ How does it make you feel, I ask? ‘‘I hate it,’’ she said. ‘‘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.’’
‘‘Is there a part of you that thrives on drama, or is it no, just pain and unpleasantness—’’
The room went quiet, but only for an instant.
Read the full excerpt below.
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