Daytime TV talkshow host Wendy Williams has weighed in on the unexpected feud between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus, admitting she is "disappointed" in the Anaconda rapper for calling the pop star a "b***h" at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015.
Minaj, 32, shocked the audience while accepting her best hip hop video award when she slammed Cyrus, 22, in a verbal attack. The rapper was furious that the Wrecking Ball singer commented on her previous feud with singer Taylor Swift in an interview. However, TV queen Williams was none too pleased with Minaj's outburst and told the HuffPost Live: "I didn't watch the VMAs, because again, I was on tour and I was busy sleeping and moisturising."
The 54-year-old continued: "But I did see the clip and I was very disappointed in Nicki. And I don't have an opinion on either one of the girls – bad, good or indifferent. You know, they're both talented in their own way. I just feel that Nicki is like twice Miley Cyrus' age and it would have been nice if Nicki would have just taken her award, rolled her eyes and looked at the camera – and then kept it moving. I don't know, I just... Who fights with kids?"
During her acceptance speech at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre on 30 August, the Young Money rapper turned to Cyrus and said: "And now back to this b***h that had a lot to say about me a lot in the press. Miley, what's good?" Standing on another podium, Cyrus shot back: "We're all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate s**t. Nicki, congratuf**kulations."
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In her interview with The New York Times, Cyrus addressed Minaj's Twitter rant about not receiving a video of the year nomination at the VMAs, which Swift believed was aimed at her and replied to the tweets, sparking an online feud. Cyrus told the reporter: "... 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.'
"If you want to make it about race, there's a way you could do that. 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. You don't have to start this pop star against pop star war." Although Swift and Minaj reconciled during the VMAs ceremony, it is not yet known if the rapper has made up with Cyrus.