Miley Cyrus Responds to Nicki Minaj VMA Remarks

Nicki Minaj’s comments about her VMA snub was so last month, but Miley Cyrus’ latest remarks have brought the conversation back to the forefront.

In an interview with the New York Times, the reporter asked the 22-year-old what her thoughts were on Minaj’s Twitter rant, where she accused MTV of only celebrating “women with very slim bodies.”

The rapper’s sound-off came after the network announced the nominees for the 2015 VMAs. “Anaconda” was not in the running for the Video of the Year award, and the 32-year-old emcee was visibly disappointed.

Her criticism of the snub resulted in an awkward exchange between her and pop princess Taylor Swift, who was nominated for that particular honor.

Cyrus, however, wasn’t in favor of Minaj’s feedback.

“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,” she said.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer, who happens to be hosting the show this year, also stated, “…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.’”


Minaj has yet to respond to Cyrus’ statements. She will be at the ceremony though. In fact, she’s the opening act.

The show airs Sunday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. est.