Miley Cyrus is getting in the middle of the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B drama.
The pop superstar made headlines after debuting her new song “Cattitude” at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend show over the weekend. “I love you, Nicki, but I listen to Cardi,” she raps on the track, which also includes the lyrics, “I love you, Selena, but I listen to Demi” and “I love you, me, but I listen to Ari.”
The lyric reignited the Nicki vs. Cardi debate on social media. Last September, the rap rivals got into a fight at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon party during Fashion Week in New York.
During an interview with “Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp,” the 26-year-old singer made it clear that she wasn’t choosing sides in the Nicki vs. Cardi feud.
“I don’t think there is beef now anymore,” she said (via E! Online). “Actually, one of my songs says, ‘You want to know if we’re really beefin’? There’s no beef. I’m a vegan.’ I think you’re allowed to enjoy two artists that fill a similar lane.”
She continued, “I just always grew up collaborating with Selena and Demi, and there was never competition. That’s why Ariana is one of my best friends. When you are authentically yourself, no one can be you. So, you’re never worried about someone stealing your place because it can’t be taken because you’re the only one. I think what they do is so different from each other. That’s why they both get a crown. They don’t have to share. They don’t have to break it in half. There’s no reason to fight over it. They’re both queens. And anytime you want to feel powerful and strong, that’s my go-to, Cardi and Nicki.”
While on stage at the 2015 MTV VMAs, Nicki put Miley on blast after she criticized her during an interview with The New York Times. Cyrus said Minaj was wrong for calling out MTV for snubbing “Anaconda” from the Video of the Year category.
“And now, back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press: Miley, What’s good?” Nicki said while accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video.
“Cattitude” is set to appear on Miley’s new album She Is Coming, which drops May 31.