Nicki Minaj Calls Out VMA Host Miley Cyrus During Award Acceptance Speech

Heading into this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, much hoopla was made when Nicki Minaj took to her Twitter account and blasted MTV, citing racism and sexism after being snubbed for a nomination for the Video Of The Year category. In her rant, she made light of a certain body type that MTV prefers, claiming that the white media does not champion curvaceous women of color.

If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it.

A few days later, the host of this year’s show, Miley Cyrus was asked about Nicki Minaj’s sentiments and had this to say.

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,” Cyrus said. “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 VMA.’

As the awards got underway, Minaj took to the stage and opened up the show with a performance of “Trini Dem Girls” and later won the award for Best Hip Hop Video for “Anaconda.” During her acceptance speech, she threw some very direct shots at the shows host, Miley Cyrus.

Back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press; Miley, what’s good?

After being confronted, Miley opted to keep it civil.

Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate sh-t. Nicki, congratulations.

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Miley Cyrus Calls Out Nicki Minaj For Her VMA Comments

If one thing is for certain it’s that Miley Cyrus does things for attention. Still, if history is to repeat itself, she may one day regret her comments in a recent New York Times interview, regarding her hosting of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday evening.

Straying from the topic at hand ever so slightly, Cyrus and interviewer Joe Coscarelli talked briefly about how Cyrus felt about Nicki Minaj’s Twitter rant from earlier this month, in which she points out that “Anaconda,” one of the biggest videos of 2014–it broke a VEVO record–was snubbed by less impactful visuals in the Video of the Year category. According to Minaj, that snub followed a noticeable trend at these types of award shows, in which slimmer, Caucasian artists are given favorable nominations.

Taylor Swift would eventually insert herself into the conversation, taking offense to Minaj’s comments, considering she’s a slimmer, Caucasian woman that consistently gets nominated for the aforementioned award–and is nominated for it this year once again.

Cyrus, who will set the tone for Sunday’s show, had this to say about the entire situation.

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.

Well then. Sure, one could say Cyrus isn’t as well-versed on exactly what happened during that Twitter exchange, but saying something “sounded very Nicki Minaj,” and then clarifying that to mean impolite and lacking love is certainly a risque method of assessment. Sunday will be most intriguing.

Miley Cyrus Doesn’t Think Kendrick Lamar or Taylor Swift Are Better Role Models Than Her

Because you needed a pep talk on role models today from Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has, for better or for worst, become a star over the past 3 years. Behind her already astronomical visibility, the girl who became a star on Hannah Montana–Disney, not Migos–got with hit Hip-Hop producer Mike Will Made It, and dropped a debut album that sold fairly well, and produced two monster hits.

However, those aren’t the only things that made her a pop icon. Cyrus’ tendency to wear as little clothing as possible as often as possible, and her affinity for doing the unthinkable on large stages–she gave a sex doll a blowjob on stage once, and then there was that Robin Thicke thing–made Miley the topic of conversation whenever she went outside.

This time, Miley has chosen two of music’s most beloved stars, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift, as the target of a brief rant, taken from her Marie Claire cover story. According to Cyrus, it’s unfair that she gets looked down upon for her rampant nudity when Kendrick Lamar “raps about LSD” and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video was about “violent revenge.”

On Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video: “I don’t get the violence revenge thing. That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my titties out? I’m not sure how titties are worse than guns.”

On sexism and her sexuality: “There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it.  Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he’s cool. I do it and I’m a druggie whore.”

Of all the rappers to attack about drug use, Miley chose Kendrick Lamar, who recently made an entire music video staging a funeral for the popular MDMA drug “Molly.” Well done, Hannah.

 

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