28/08/2015 09:44 BST | Updated 28/08/2015 09:59 BST

Miley Cyrus Talks Nicki Minaj's VMAs Snub Controversy: 'She Made The Issue All About Herself'

Miley Cyrus has accused Nicki Minaj of being selfish, over comments she made back in July about the VMAs nominations list.


When the nominees for this year’s VMAs were announced, Nicki was quick to remark that her controversial ‘Anaconda’ music video was nowhere to be seen in the Video Of The Year category, despite breaking the Vevo record for most views in 24 hours.

At the time, she alluded to her race when discussing the awards snub, later adding: “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”

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Shortly afterwards, Taylor Swift weighed in, after mistakenly thinking that Nicki was throwing shade in her direction, but what few people failed to notice was that the ‘Super Bass’ rapper had actually made a few veiled remarks about Miley’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ video, which had won Video Of The Year a year earlier.

In a new interview, Miley has now had her say on the controversy, and it’s fair to say she’s not impressed with Nicki’s remarks.

She told the New York Times: “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It's not very polite.

"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.”

To make things even more awkward, Miley is hosting the VMAs this weekend - two years after causing shockwaves with her controversial ‘Blurred Lines’ performance - with Nicki confirmed to be opening the ceremony, with a performance thought to be of her new single ‘Trini Dem Girls’.

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