Moby to Nicki Minaj Just Be Happy ... You Have a Career

7/22/2015 12:35 PM PDT

Moby to Nicki Minaj -- Shut Up About VMAs ... Just Be Happy You Have a Career (VIDEO)


Nicki Minaj needs to chug a steaming cup of gratitude instead of bitching about VMA nominations ... at least that's Moby's take on music's biggest Twitter beef. 

We got Moby leaving Chateau Marmont -- shortly after Minaj went off about a perceived snub by MTV -- and he pointed out Nicki's got something going for her that 99.99% of musicians don't ... actual income and actual fans!

Check out the clip ... it's sound advice -- that we're sure Nicki will totally ignore.