Miley Cyrus Just Denied Throwing Shade At Nicki Minaj In Her New Song

    "I love you, Nicki, but I listen to Cardi."

    Miley Cyrus appeared to land herself in hot water over the weekend after she was accused of reigniting the feud between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.

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    You probably remember that Nicki and Cardi got into it at a New York Fashion Week party last year. Videos emerged online appearing to show the pair in the middle of an altercation, resulting in Cardi being escorted from the venue by security.

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    But that's old news now, right? Which is why it came as somewhat of a surprise when Miley appeared to namedrop the feud while recently debuting a new song called "Cattitude" over the weekend.

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    One particular lyric — "I love you Nicki but I listen to Cardi" — caused a stir on social media, with fans of Nicki accusing Miley of namedropping the feud for her own gain.

    miley is really a clout chaser...😭 7 rings went #1, she tried to compare it to 7 things, she gon tag drake in her ig post and now she tryna start a cardi vs nicki thing again...but that’s y’all girl

    "I love you Nicki but I only listen to Cardi." You lied and used Nicki vs Cardi beef for your publicity. I really need you to relax and stop acting up @MileyCyrus

    This isn't the first time that Miley and Nicki have been in the centre of some drama. Back at the 2015 VMAs, Nicki famously called out Miley for saying she was "not too kind" and "not very polite".

    Others said there was no need to drag one artist down in order to elevate another.

    It isn't nothing wrong with supporting an artist but you do not have to bring down another artist to do so. I'm so tired of the female rap beef. And it doesn't help when other ppl drag it along. Miley could have simply said she listens to cardi w/o naming Nicki.. #MileyCyrus

    However, fans of Miley came to her defence, claiming that the lyrics had been misinterpreted and that she was actually pledging her support for both rappers.

    I don’t like to address “drama” that I see on Twitter but y’all are missing the entire point of the Nicki/Cardi lyric in Cattitude. Miley is saying that even though she loves nicki, she also listens to Cardi.. she supports BOTH women. She’s NOT pitting them against each other.

    Miley has now waded into the drama herself, explaining that she doesn't think there's beef anymore. Speaking in an interview on Capital FM, she said: "I think that what [Nicki and Cardi] do is so different from each other, that's why they both get a crown."

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    "They're both queens," Miley continued. "Anytime you wanna feel powerful and strong, that's my go-to — Cardi and Nicki."

    She added: "I think that you're allowed to enjoy two artists that fill a similar lane. I just always grew up collaborating with Selena and Demi and there was never competition. So, Ariana's like one of my best friends."

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    Miley continued the trend of namedropping artists on Instagram, replacing Nicki and Cardi with Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and Hannah Montana.

    You can watch Miley's full Capital FM interview here.

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    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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