“I think that you’re allowed to enjoy two artists that feel in a similar lane,” said the 26-year-old, referring to Selena and Demi, both also 26. “I grew up collaborating with Demi and Selena. There was never any competition,” she added. While that may be true, we can’t forget about the time Miley and her childhood friend Mandy stirred up some drama when they mocked a 2008 YouTube video Selena and Demi posted. However, Miley later apologized and set the record straight after receiving backlash over the misunderstanding, stating that her intention wasn’t to offend them.
“We were just, like, having fun,” Miley told Popstar! magazine at the time. “They have, like, a YouTube account, and so at the end of our video we did put ‘Go to their YouTube.’ … We were kind of supporting their channel, but also being silly because they were being funny, and that’s our thing — to be funny. Elvis says, ‘Imitation is the greatest form of flattery,’ so we were imitating them being funny.”
Proving there really was no beef between this trio, they all collaborated with the Jonas Brothers on “Send It On“— a song that promoted their Disney Friends for a Change environmental campaign — the following year. Most recently, Miley had a friendly exchange with both of the pop stars when she posted about old photos and videos with them on social media.
On May 25, she took to Twitter to change the lyrics of her latest single, “Cattitude,” from “I love you Nicki [Minaj], but I listen to Cardi [B] to “I love you Selena but I listen to Demi,” which she tweeted and tagged them both. Then she retweeted a fan who wrote, “I love you Hannah [Montana], but I listen to Mikayla, referring to the guest character Selena once played on Hannah Montana.