Nicki Minaj Miley Cyrus VMA Feud: Here?s Why The War Blew Up

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Nicki Minaj is getting into all kinds of scuffle lately against fellow musicians. First it was with Taylor Swift, and their largely publicized rift on Twitter, and now, it?s with Miley Cyrus, and Minaj?s adamant reaction to the pop star who hosted the recent MTV Video Music Awards.

During Minaj?s acceptance speech for winning Best Hip-Hop Video, Nicki made some strong comments against Cyrus? statement in an interview which came out in The New York Times. In hindsight, the article made it look like the pop star, famous for songs like Wrecking Ball and We Can?t Stop, and lately for admitting that she?s a pansexual, was made to look like she?s reacting to Minaj?s earlier VMA statement of discrimination, saying that the Anaconda star could have been more polite.

Minaj reacted by saying, ?and now back to the bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, What?s good??

When challenged, Cyrus blamed standard media misinterpretation for the quote before noting that she’d lost VMAs without complaining in the past, according to The Verge.

The whole exchange was quite ironic, to think that Minaj kissed and made-up with twitter foe Taylor Swift by bringing her onstage to perform during the VMAs.

Nicki Minaj Miley Cyrus VMA Incident: The reason behind the feud

Nicki might have valid reason for being mad. In the New York Times article, Miley commented that Minaj sounded whiny and that she was arguably more concerned about not getting an award than being concerned about racism in the VMAs. Here?s the excerpt from the article:

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.

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