The ‘Anaconda’ rapper hit back at the hostess — who recently called her “not very polite” — while she collected the Best Hip-Hop Video prize onstage.
After giving her acceptance speech, Nicki said: “And now, back to this b***h that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press … Miley, what’s good?”
Miley, 22, responded: “Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews, and we all know how they manipulate s**t. Nicki, congratu-f***ing-lations.”
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer recently criticised the way Nicki handled her snub for the Video of the Year prize and got into a mini-feud with Taylor Swift.
Miley said: “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.”
Miley, 22, believes that Nicki made the argument about herself — due to her ‘Anaconda’ video being slighted — rather than making a statement for fellow African-American pop stars.
She added: “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself.
“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 VMA.’ “