There was a lot of drama at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. (More than usual, actually.)
As old rivalries were forgiven and forgotten, new ones were forged. Case in point: After their much-publicized spat on Twitter earlier this year, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj surprised everyone with a duet at the beginning of the show.
However, when Minaj came onstage to accept the Best Hip-Hop Video award for “Anaconda,” she shocked the audience by slamming the night’s host Miley Cyrus, “Back to this b***h that had a lot of say about me the other day in the press. Miley Cyrus, what’s good?”
Before Minaj could continue, her microphone was cut off.
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The singer was referring to a New York Times interview earlier in the week in which Cyrus accused Minaj of starting a “pop star war.”
“What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj, is not too kind,” Cyrus stated.
Following Minaj’s awkward sudden unscripted moment, Miley replied, “We’re all in this industry. We all do interviews. We all know how they manipulate —. Nicki, congratulations.”
Minaj left as she used the B-word for Cyrus again.