"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."
--Nicki Minaj on why she called out Miley Cyrus on the VMA stage last month, and while Nicki's obviously super intelligent with a lot of strong female attributes, we're still wondering why she's wasting her time addressing a twit like Miley ... a fellow performer who doesn't really "get" it.
In the interview -- which was completely bomb; this girl is 100% attitude and insight -- she continues talking about women and empowerment, saying, "I never was political or preachy, but I’d stop my show and do two minutes of talking to my girls, boosting them up."
"They’d go home feeling, ‘Can’t nobody tell me [expletive]'. We got so many girls right now having children and don’t even know the first thing to say to a child, but you’re having a child because ‘I want to keep this dude,’ or it just happened," Nicki says.
"Why are we never in control? Why are we stuck with a baby?" she wonders. "Why are we always stuck on the welfare line? Why are we always stuck having to beg, borrow and steal to provide for our children? Why do we think it’s something wrong for waiting to have a baby, waiting until you’re 35 or 36 to have children?"
Nicki might be hard to handle when it comes to palatability and frankness ... but listen, we'll take Nicki over Miley Cyrus any day.
So you know how Miley's spent recent months ... okay, recent years ... trying to disturb us and wear away all of the goodwill that she's earned with hit songs and charity work?
Apparently that hasn't been enough to drive away musician John Mayer, who, judging by his tweets, is apparently vying for position as Miley's number one fan.
And you see that and you're like "Okay so he's enjoying it and he's said his piece." But no, no, he wasn't done. Like honestly it's like he was livetweeting Miley's latest album.
His final tweet on the subject was maybe the weirdest.
We don't know how long it's been since we've heard someone, in person, use "wack" or "whack" as a slang adjective. At least a decade, right? What else does he say? "Far out?" Was his account hijacked by Kimmy Schmidt?
We just don't know about this guy, y'all.
Miley's selfie is supposed to be a promo for her "SNL" appearance, but honestly it's just opening the nostalgia floodgates, you know?
While Miley's made some personal strides over the past few years, she's also been pretty gross. We know that she could never have stayed the darling young Disney star forever -- and we wouldn't have wanted her to -- but we can't shake our fond memories of the way that she was a few years ago. If we could wave a magic wand and combine the best qualities of Miley, old and new, while getting rid of the worst, we would. It wouldn't be the first thing we'd do if we got our hands on a magic wand, but we'd definitely get there eventually.
A brunette wig might be reminiscent of an earlier, less shock-everyone-at-all-costs version of her, but let's not read too much into it. It's not symbolic of Miley going on a journey of self-exploration and rethinking some of her more recent antics. It's a wig that she's wearing for a skit tonight, and she thought that she'd torture us share it with us in advance.
We gotta say -- when Miley Cyrus isn't being some kind of tool on social media, she's pretty spot-on with her charm ... and though it's been easy to forget over the past few years, Miley really can be pretty magnetic.
Check out the above clip from last night's Jimmy Fallon show ... things get pretty "emotional" ... and we're kind of loving it.
If there were ever a time for Miley Cyrus to stop just bein' Miley for a little while, it would be now.
We've all either had friends like this or at least heard complaints from people with friends like this. You know, people who aren't content to simply "enjoy" themselves but have to talk about it constantly.
Honestly -- if Miley could grow up for a second and stop bragging about her recreational habits like a high school boy talking about getting to second base, that would be great.
Let's let this shock-value phase of Miley's come to an end, please. Please. We've had about enough, thanks.
I may have left B.C. for now but my heart is still very much there.... Along with the grizzlies that when I first locked eyes with changed me forever & the wolves that sing such beautiful songs calling out for one another.... But the hearts of everyone in this photo (John & Mary Theberge, Carl Safina, Ian McAllister, April Bencze, Douglas Neasloss, and my brother Braison) the people of First Nations and caring humans of B.C. will be broken if these amazing creatures are no longer apart of the #GreatBearRainforest... On this adventure something was confirmed that us lovers of nature and all that it brings to this planet already know but unfortunately so many don't understand... WE ARE THESE ANIMALS (if you ever see the bottom of a bears feet as he climbs to shore after catching breakfast you'll know exactly what I'm talking about, I also learned on this trip I have quite the grizzly foot fetish!) .... What separates us from the animals and the land we want to protect is our vocal ability and freedom of speech. It is our responsibility to give the GBR & all the animals it provides a home for a voice! Not only have I fallen head over heels in love with BC but I am completely enamored with @pacificwild and all they do to protect this magnificent place #savebcwolves #stoptrophyhunting
We had quite a scare over the weekend because, if you can even believe it, Miley Cyrus went three entire days without making a single post on Instagram. Miley hasn't managed to go that long without posting some silliness in a very long time, and that's why we were worried about her safety, but it turns out that she was just in British Columbia learning about how to help save the grizzly bears and the wolves! Which is to say, of course, that she was busy being an honest to goodness hero.
Just read what she wrote to go along with the photo, guys, and any doubt you ever had about Miley being a sweetheart will be erased. Sure, she can be real weird with her tongue and drugs and all, but underneath all that, down where it really counts, she's got a heart of gold. And man, do we ever love her for it.
Rumor has it that Miley Cyrus has deigned to hook up with Dane Cook -- something that's not a rumor? We absolutely just threw up in our laps at the very idea of these two getting their relationship on.
The two have been chummy for a few years, now, but recently, it's being said that the two are more than just friends. Whatever that's supposed to mean between two people who are ... well, who are these two people.
This just has 'no' all over it. We sincerely hope it's not true -- and there's a good, solid part of us that pretty much believes that it's not -- but if it is? We're gonna start questioning all things sanitary in this world.