Today on The New York Times, a white woman teaches black people how to talk about race in America. Her name is Miley Cyrus, your MTV Video Music Awards host for this Sunday. Her interview with the Times took a hard and tone-deaf left when the conversation moved toward Nicki Minaj and her criticisms aimed at MTV. Look at the cringeworthy comments below.
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.”
I think she did say that ——
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.”
In short, you have to play the docile negro to get by.
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