Lauren Jauregui Says Halsey 'At the Very Least' Should Have Been Nominated for a VMA

Lauren Jauregui & Halsey
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Lauren Jauregui and Halsey attend 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on Dec. 1, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

The VMAs on Monday night (Aug. 20) displayed a slew of female talent across the music industry, from Ariana Grande to Hayley Kiyoko. One major music name who was noticeably absent from the festivities was Halsey.   

The songstress was shockingly not on the nominations list, despite her multiple hits this past year, including "Alone" and her G-Eazy collab "Him & I." Her pal Lauren Jauregui immediately came to Halsey's defense on Twitter, writing: "@halsey deserved at the very least a nomination last night. Consistently directed her own videos this entire era. Not to mention her attention to detail stringing them into a story. I feel like that deserves recognition, especially in a climate where most artists don’t even write."    

Halsey responded to the support, referencing their duet, "Strangers," and its epic boxing-themed clip. "We trained our asses off to make a kick ass video this era and I’m so so proud of it," she wrote. "AND im proud of the strides that song made for LGBT representation in mainstream music. I’m lucky to have u in my corner. Both literally and figuratively."    

After receiving some shade in the comments recognizing former Fifth Harmony band mate Camila Cabello's victory for video of the year, Jauregui shut down any notion that she was trying to tear down Cabello. "Waiting for the day when supporting one successful dope woman does not mean insult to other successful dope women. There is energy and space for us all to beautifully coexist and bless the world with our individual truths, stories and talents."   

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