August 27, 2015


Miley Cyrus on Nicki Minaj's VMA Snub Comments: "You Made It About You"

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Update 8/30: Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus had some choice words for each other onstage at the VMAs.

Original Story (8/27); The 2015 VMAs are still a few days away and things are heating up. Last month Nicki Minaj tweeted criticism of the show: She felt snubbed for her "Anaconda" video and her Beyoncé collaboration, "Feelin' Myself." She made it known, critiquing a greater culture of racism and institutionalized body shaming. Taylor Swift jumped in though she was never directly called out and the whole thing became a shit show.

Today Miley Cyrus, this year's VMAs host, shared with the New York Times all her thoughts about the ordeal:

"I didn’t really get into it...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.”

She continued:

"You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, 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… Say: ‘This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.'"

Not the end, either:

"What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. 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.”

Doesn't sound like someone is an "Anaconda" fan. Read the full interview here, then peep our favorite Miley tour shots while you await Nicki's response.