Last month, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift went at it because Nicki was Twitter whining about getting passed over for a MTV VMA Video Of The Year nomination and then Taylor butted in.
The most that became of that brief spat was it seemed to embolden Meek Mill to go after bigger star Drake the next day. (Which did not end well for Meek.)
Miley Cyrus is hosting said VMAs, which are Sunday night. She addressed the brief Swift Minaj dust up during an interview with the New York Times. In doing so, she does not have kind words for Minaj.
What did you make of the Nicki Minaj controversy around the V.M.A.s — that she was upset “Anaconda” wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year? 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 … Do you know what she said? She was saying that everyone was white and blonde that got nominated, I heard? And then Taylor Swift butted in. She may have alluded to “Wrecking Ball” also, saying that when a naked white girl breaks a Vevo record she gets nominated. 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.” But she was —— 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.” 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.So yeah, Miley thinks Nicki is a mean old bitch. Should be interesting if they shall meet on the VMA stage. Topless catfight would of course be the best (and not entirely unlikely) outcome.