Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj Trade Barbs at VMAs: 'This B---h Had A Lot To Say About Me in The Press'

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Nicki Minaj accepts the Best Hip Hop Video award for "Anaconda" onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

Uh-oh. That did not look fake. 

First, the positive: Nicki Minaj, looking stunning in a tight gold dress, won the Moonman for best Hip-hop video for "Anaconda." After sincerely thanking her fans and also -- randomly -- her pastor, Minaj kicked it back to host Cyrus by saying, "Now, back to this b---h that had a lot to say about me in the press the other day....Miley what's good?"


Minaj was referring to Cyrus' interview with the New York Times this week where she seemed to diss Minaj by saying that Minaj's remarks about race in the Video of the Year category were “very Nicki Minaj,” whom she described as "not too kind" and "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,” Cyrus explained at the time. 

Up until this moment, neither woman had said anything else about it.

Cyrus, for her part, didn't seem all that flustered about being called out by Minaj. To not getting a VMA, Cyrus smartly snapped, "It was no big deal! I persevered!" and also noted, "We're all in this industry, we've both done interview, we know how they manipulate s--t." She then congratulated Nicki on her award and kept rolling, while the camera showed Minaj still appearing to angrily yell at Cyrus while Cyrus continued on with the show. 

Nicki Minaj may have buried the hatchet with Taylor Swift earlier in the evening, but she's not taking Cyrus' remarks sitting down. Stay tuned? 



Miley Cyrus’ reaction when Nicki checked her on stage pic.twitter.com/fYGgtmmnUi

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