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Nicki Minaj Kicks NYT Interviewer Out Of Her Hotel Room: "Do Not Speak To Me Like I’m Stupid"

Nicki doesn't take crap from anyone, not even The New York Times.


You do not mess with Nicki Minaj. Obvious, right? If you have access to the Internet, then you probably know that Nicki will come for anyone who she perceives is crossing her, from Miley Cyrus to messy Instagram haters.

Well, a writer for The New York Times just felt Nicki's wrath. The Harajuku Barbie's profile in their magazine was just released, and while the photos are gorgeous, it's the interview that's got everyone talking. Not just because Nicki made some great points about cultural appropriation and what it's like to be a woman in the industry, but because it ended with Nicki telling the interviewer to GTFO of her hotel room.

The interviewer, Vanessa Grigoriadis, asked Nicki's opinions about Meek's beef with Drake and Lil Wayne's label drama with Birdman. Nicki answered the questions calmly, saying all parties involved are "grown-ass men" and their issues are between them.

Things heated up when Grigoriadis took her line of questioning a step too far, asking Nicki if she "thrives" off the drama. Nicki snapped on her, calling the question disrespectful and asking why a "grown-ass woman" would thrive off drama. "What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama?" she asked. "Why would you even say that? That's so peculiar. Four grown-ass men are having issues between themselves, and you're asking me do I thrive off drama?"

Then she really got on a roll: "That's the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you? Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don't. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask? To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they're children and I'm responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that's not just a stupid question. That's a premeditated thing you just did."

Nicki then called Grigoriadis "rude" and "a troublemaker," before putting an end to the conversation: "Do not speak to me like I'm stupid or beneath you in any way. I don't care to speak to you anymore."

The next thing Grigoriadis knew, she found herself standing alone in the hotel lobby, the interview having come to an abrupt end. Awkward much?

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