We have one thing to say to celebrities: Keep Nicki Minaj’s name out ya mouth, unless of course you want major confrontation on national television.
So, the 2015 MTV VMAs were running seemingly smooth until Nicki Minaj won the award for Best Hip Hop Video for her song Anaconda. Minaj gracefully walked to the stage, gave us a sexy little dance and even goofed a little with presenter Rebel Wilson. After thanking her fans and pastor, Minaj went on to call out Cyrus. “And now back to this b— that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press,” Minaj snapped. “Miley, what’s good?!”
Cyrus then responded. “Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate s—. “Nicki, congratulations.”
In case you’re wondering what the singers are referring to, it is an interview Cyrus did with The New York Times. During the interview, Cryrus calls out Minaj for being so upset for not being nominated for Video of the Year. “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite. 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. It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so 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.” So it was kind of expected that the two would exchange words, no? Well, after this all went down, people started questioning whether or not the drama was real or staged. At first we thought staged, because Minaj smiled after of her sentence, but after looking at all the footage, it’s clear to see that it was really real. First, that smile was a “I’m about to go crazy,” smile. Second, this was supposedly Cyrus’s reaction when Minaj called her out:
Yeah, so as you can see, it was pretty candid… we think.