Miley Cyrus Calls Nicki Minaj Impolite And “Not Too Kind” When Asked About VMA Controversy
Just when you thought we were done talking about Nicki Minaj’s grievances with MTV’s Video Music Awards nominations, this happens.
In an interview with The New York Times, former Disney star Miley Cyrus was asked what she thought of Nicki’s decision to express her frustrations on Twitter over MTV’s failure to nominate her “Anaconda” and “Feelin’ Myself” music videos for “Video of the Year.” From what we can gather from her response, Cyrus, who is hosting this year’s show, disagreed with the rapper’s delivery.
“I saw that. I didn’t really get into it. I know there was some beef,” she said. “I don’t really know. There’s a way to talk to people.”
When asked if she was even aware of what Nicki said, Cyrus responded:
“She was saying that everyone was white and blonde that got nominated, I heard? And then Taylor Swift butted in.”
Although it appeared that she was trying to sidestep the discussion, The Times then took things a step further and implied that Nicki may have been alluding to Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” which won “Video of the Year” in 2014. And of course, that’s when the word vomit began.
“I didn’t follow it. You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that’s a yoga mantra. People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way. If you do things with an open heart, and you come at things with love, you would be heard, and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a b*tch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my V.M.A.’”
“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.’”
When her interviewer Joe Coscarelli attempted to explain that Nicki did say something to that effect, the controversial singer went on to claim that Nicki Minaj is an impolite person.
“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.’
I know you can make it seem like, Oh I just don’t understand because I’m a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what’s going on in the world. But to be honest, I don’t think MTV did that on purpose.”
Girl what? Not that we consider ourselves Barbz over here or anything, but it seems that Miley was already hell-bent on disagreeing with everything Nicki said. Aside from that, her thoughts seem to be a bit scattered and her reasons for disagreeing with the rapper’s statement appear to be all over the place. It’s also interesting how she hurries past the race conversation. We imagine that plenty of backlash is sure to follow.