Miley Cyrus is shouting out two of her favourite rappers.
Cyrus released the song “Cattitude” from the upcoming extended play She Is Coming. In a recent live performance of the song, Cyrus raps “I love you, Nicki, but I listen to Cardi.” Afterwards, she posted a number of photos and videos from her performance, captioning them with similar lines.
“I love you, Selena, but I listen to Demi,” she captioned one post. “I love you Miley, but I listen to Hannah,” she wrote in another. “I love you me, but I listen to Ari,” she said in a third. Cyrus, 26, elaborated on the meaning behind the Cardi and Minaj name drops in a Tuesday interview with “Capital Breakfast”.
“I don’t think there is beef now anymore,” she said, according to JustJared. “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 assured her lyrics were not a jab at either artist. “Anytime you want to feel powerful and strong, that’s my go-to, Cardi and Nicki,” she expressed.
“I just always grew up collaborating with Selena and Demi, and there was never competition,” Cyrus explained. “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,” she argued. “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.”
She Is Coming is scheduled for release on May 31.