“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.”
Nicki did not let the VMA host get away with those words. After accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video, Nicki called out Miley and said, “Now back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?”
Yikes. Miley was quick to fire back, though. She mentioned that it’s just an award and she didn’t win one years ago (ahem, VMAs 2013) and she still “persevered.” Watch the exchange below:
We’re not entirely sure if this whole bit was staged for MTV‘s ratings, but Miley did look pretty taken aback by the comments The show’s cameras didn’t catch this moment when Nicki fired shots at Miley, but someone in the audience did!