Miley Cyrus says that she did not agree with Nicki Minaj’s frustration about “Anaconda” not being nominated for Video Of The Year at the VMAs.
“Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to — that’s a yoga mantra,” Miley Cyrus says during an interview with The New York Times. “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.”
Last month, Nicki Minaj, who is scheduled to Open the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday (August 30), expressed disappointment with her snub.
“When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination,’ she wrote on Twitter at the time.
“If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well,” Nicki Minaj also wrote.
The comments were commonly interpreted to mean that no women of color were nominated.
Cyrus says that Nicki Minaj went about her criticism the wrong way.
“If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that,” Cyrus says to The New York Times. “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’…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.”
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