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On Thursday, it was announced that Nicki Minaj will open the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

On Thursday, Miley Cyrus – who will host this ceremony on Sunday night – also talked to The New York Times about issues she has with Nicki Minaj. AWKWARD!

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Cyrus was asked about the Minaj-Taylor Swift feud from this summer, which began when Nicki complained about the types of artists who were nominated for a VMA.

"If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated," Minaj wrote after only receiving a trio of nods.

Swift, who leads the field (of course) with nine nominations, took exception to this comment, thinking Minaj was aiming her wrath at her fellow superstar.

This led to a well-publicized back-and-forth between Swift and Minaj that eventually ended with a Swift apology.

Where does Miley stand on the beef?

“What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite,” she told the Times.

“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."

Due to Minaj’s tone, Miley says the artist hurt her own cause because "now the story isn’t even on what you wanted it to be about.

"Now you’ve just given E! News ‘Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It.’"

Miley went on to cut critics off before they accuse her of not understanding because she’s a “white pop star,” saying she knows the “statistics” and is fully aware of the racial problems that plague the world.

But she insists that Minaj made this issue about herself, not about those problems, and argues that Minaj is often too "angry" for her own good.

"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."

Anyone else extra anxious to tune in to the VMAs now?!?