Miley Cyrus
Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Miley Cyrus, who is hosting MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday, has picked her side in the recent Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift's Twitter feud. She has called Minaj's outburst against VMAs nominations "not too kind."

After "Anaconda" failed to earn an MTV VMAs' nomination, Minaj questioned the nomination criteria on Twitter. "When the "other" girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination," Minaj tweeted. Later she posted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

Swift, who has bagged video of the year nomination for "Bad Blood," thought that the tweets were alluding to her nomination, and she reacted, saying "@NICKIMINAJ I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot."

And, speaking about the feud for the first time, Cyrus told The New York Times, "You know what I always say? Not that this is jealousy, but jealousy does the opposite of what you want it to—that's a yoga mantra.”

“People forget that the choices that they make and how they treat people in life affect you in a really big way," she said. "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."

The “Wrecking Ball” singer also mentioned that the voluptuous musician could have used a better way to express her displeasure. Cyrus explained, “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'."

She continued that the “Anaconda” singer’s twitter remarks were “very much Nicki Minaj,” and she described the way the musician speaks as “not too kind” and “not very polite."

The former “Hannah Montana” star has been given “free rein” to host Sunday’s MTV VMA. MTV VMAs' executive producer Garrett English told Entertainment Weekly that “nothing is off-limits for Cyrus at this year's VMA stage.” English added that there are “standards and various other things” to take note of, however, the star has been granted a “pretty free reign."

Meanwhile, Minaj has been roped in to give the opening performance at 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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