Miley Cyrus denied rumors that she is competing with Ariana Grande, saying that the “Thank U, Next” singer is one of her best friends in the business. She also squashed speculations that she, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato had ever feuded.

In an interview earlier this week, Cyrus described Grande as her BFF and shot down rumors that she’s feuding with the pop singer. “Ariana is like, one of my best friends,” she said.

Feud speculations involving Cyrus and Grande started earlier this week while Cyrus was promoting her new song, “Cattitude,” on Twitter. The song, which contains the lyrics “I love you Nicki, but I listen to Cardi,” sparked speculations that Cyrus was trying to fuel the alleged 2015 feud between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.

Cyrus made more noise after she replaced the lyrics of the song to mention Grande, as well as her fellow Disney stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. “I love me but I listen to Ari,” she wrote in one tweet. “I love Selena but I listen to Demi,” she wrote in another tweet.

While fans were quick to speculate that Cyrus was trying to bring around past rifts involving Grande, Lovato and Gomez, she insisted that her tweets did not mean to fuel feud speculations. She also squashed speculations that she, Gomez and Lovato had ever feuded, saying that she had always been friends with the two and that there was never any competition among them.

In 2009, Cyrus, Gomez and Lovato were the queens of Disney Channel. Back then, the three teens were rumored to be in a rift as they allegedly competed against each other and squabbled over boys. However, the “Hannah Montana” star denied the speculations, saying that they’re friends and that she was not trying to insinuate a feud when she changed the lyrics of her song to mention the two singers. 

“I don’t think there is beef now anymore,” Cyrus said. “I think that you’re allowed to enjoy two artists who fill a similar lane,” she added.

Cyrus’ recent statement echoed her response when she was interviewed in 2016 regarding the supposed feud. According to her, she grew up collaborating with both Gomez and Lovato and that there had never been any bad blood among them.

She went on to sing praises for both Gomez and Lovato, complimenting them for their uniqueness. “When you are authentically yourself, no one can be you, so you’re never worried about someone stealing your place,” she said.

Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande The two singers had a 'Backyard Session' for the Happy Hippie Foundation where they sang together wearing mouse and unicorn PJs. Facebook