If you haven't heard, last month Nicki Minaj caused quite a stir by tweeting her frustration over "Anaconda" not being nominated for MTV's Video of the Year.
In an interview with the New York Times, Miley Cyrus was asked what she thought about "the Nicki Minaj controversy" over "Anaconda" not being nominated.
"I saw that. I didn't really get into it. I know there was some beef. I don't really know. There's a way to talk to people..."
When asked if she knew what Nicki said, Miley replied, "She was saying that everyone was white and blonde that got nominated, I heard? And then Taylor Swift butted in."
The interviewer stated that Nicki may have been referring to "Wrecking Ball" and the idea that "when a naked white girl breaks a Vevo record she gets nominated."
Miley said she didn't respect that statement "because of the anger that came with it."
"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 bitch, but that's like, 'Eh, I didn't get my V.M.A.'"
She also said, "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.'"
She added that what she heard "sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite."
Miley went on to say:
"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."
Nicki has yet to respond, but she has favorited these tweets about the interview:
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So, are you rooting for Miley or Nicki?
vote votesMiley, duh!
vote votesNicki, of course!
vote votesNeither, tbh.
vote votesUgh, both! I could never choose.