By John Olivares
Miley Cyrus is my spirit animal. Leave her alone.
While accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video during the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, Nicki Minaj let Miley Cyrus know how she felt about the comments Cyrus made in a recent interview with the New York Times.
Cyrus was asked about Minaj’s Twitter spat with Taylor Swift during the interview. “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind,” Cyrus said.
“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,” Cyrus told the Times.
Viewers and fans are looking at Sunday’s public outburst as Minaj vs. Cyrus. Miley claims the media misinterpreted what she had said.
But what Miley said is valid. There is a way to speak to people and it doesn’t have to be with hatred, no matter the circumstance or medium.
At the VMAs, Cyrus quickly defended herself by stating that she had lost a VMA in the past and has moved on since.
Minaj could have handled the situation differently. She may have been upset, but there was no need to publicly confront Cyrus on national television. That was petty.
Some assume that all Cyrus does is smoke pot and appear nude in public, but she’s a great person who has used her fame to raise awareness for the homeless and the LGBT community.
MTV shot to Cyrus’s reaction while Minaj insulted her, showing just how shocked she was about the whole thing.
Many are saying that Cyrus is weak for not trash talking back, but the truth of the matter is that she proved herself a professional.