Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

VMAs 2015: Nicki Minaj's Miley Cyrus comments not staged

Posted on

Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, and though the moment almost seemed too good to be true, a source close to MTV confirms to EW that the incident was not staged.

Minaj closed out her Hip-Hop Video of the Year acceptance speech by hitting back at Cyrus after the VMAs host criticized Minaj in an interview with The New York Times. After thanking various supporters, Minaj turned to Cyrus and said, “And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley what’s good?”

Cyrus’ surprise showed on her face. She appeared visibly taken aback when the camera panned to her following Minaj’s words.

Cyrus regained her composure to continue her hosting duties, replying to Minaj, “We’re all in this industry. We all do interviews. We all know how they manipulate. Nicki, congratulations.” She continued: “Just because the VMAs have already started doesn’t meant he voting is done you can still vote at home for who you think is the future of music. It’s the Artist to Watch award. The past winners of this award gone on to incredible success and the past losers of the awards have still gone on to make their mark on the VMA stage. Me. I lost this award back in 2008 and I was fine with it. Whatever, because it’s no big deal! It’s just an award and I persevered! So here are the nominees still vying for your vote. Congratulations, Nicki.”

Busy with the show, Cyrus remained quiet on social media following the call-out. Minaj, however, nodded to it immediately after.

Related Stories

Kanye West jokes he’s running for president, admits he’s high in epic VMAs speech

Taylor Swift debuts ‘Wildest Dreams’ music video before the VMAs

Taylor Swift brought her ‘Bad Blood’ squad to the VMAs red carpet

Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at VMAs 2015 for controversial interview

Nicki Minaj brings out Taylor Swift to open the 2015 MTV VMAs

Justin Bieber releases music video for ‘What Do You Mean?’

Justin Bieber cries after MTV VMAs performance

Nicki Minaj’s Miley Cyrus comments at the VMAs were not staged: Source

Demi Lovato performs ‘Cool For The Summer’ with Iggy Azalea at VMAs

The Weeknd brings Kanye West to his feet with ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ at VMAs

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis take the VMAs ‘Downtown’

Miley Cyrus opens the 2015 VMAs with Instagram lessons from Andy Samberg, Ike Barinholtz

5 Seconds of Summer wins 2015 Song of the Summer VMA for ‘She’s Kinda Hot’

Billy Ray Cyrus is live-tweeting the VMAs

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.