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A great many things happened at this year’s VMAs that had people talking.

Kanye’s bid for presidency and Justin Bieber’s emotional rollercoaster however were pretty much eclipsed by the back and forth between Nicki Minaj and host Miley Cyrus.

While many have been saying that the while production, including the tears of Bieber was staged, others are pointing to Miley’s reaction as proof that Nicki went off-script with her apparent diss.

But how did we get to this point? It seems like these were two artists who were practically pals? Were they not in the studio together working on a track at some point?

Apparently, things may not be all that that seemed as we took a look back at the relationship between the duo over the last few years.

In 2012 Miley dressed as Nicki for Halloween. Nicki then told USA Today that she was the “best Nicki Minaj impersonator I’ve seen in my life!”

In 2013 Miley spoke about how the two were often compared to one another, but wanted to point out that they were two very different people:

“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ’hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”


Beauty and The Beast.

A photo posted by Mike Will (@mikewillmadeit) on

Later that year the two appeared to be working together in the studio, but Nicki later told E! News that “it didn’t work out.”

Then Anaconda went on to break Miley’s Wrecking Ball record on Vevo, before Miley posted a photo of herself with a very Nicki Minaj-esque physique.


Give me one good reason why Miley made this her twitter avi. #AnacondaOniTunes

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

Nicki couldn’t seem to find “one good reason” Miley would do such a thing, but she seemed to be able to laugh it off as a joke.

In the run up to the VMAs however, things took a definite turn as Miley told the New York Times about Nicki’s back and forth with Taylor Swift: “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind.”

Judging from Nicki’s sharp response on stage, it looks like things between this two may not always have been as friendly as we thought.



We are seriously beginning to think that Taylor and her girl squad are planning on taking over the world and we are starting to get a little worried. 

Taylor has claimed pretty much every celebrity every as her BFF while performing all over the world as part of her 1989 World Tour and last night she was pictured with quite a few of them. 

She showed up on the red carpet for the VMAs with some of her pals in tow, including Cara Deleveinge, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and the rest of the cast for her music video Bad Blood. 

Taylor, who was nominated for nine awards, scooped four of the coveted trophies last night including two awards for Blank Space and two for Bad Blood

The singer went on stage to accept the Video of The Year award for Bad Blood while joined by her girl squad and her collaborator Kendrick Lamar.

Aside from just winning awards, Taylor presented them too, giving Kanye West the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to honour his career to date. 

Back in 2009 when Taylor won an award over Beyoncé, Kanye stormed to the stage to tell her that Queen Bey should have won. This year, Kanye pretended to run on stage during her acceptance speech before sitting back down again and pretending to take a nap. 

Kanye then went on to give an 11 minute speech during which he announced that he is going to run for president in the year 2020. 

Here is the full list of awards from last night:

Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman

Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift, Blank Space

Best Male Video: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, Anaconda

Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, Blank Space

Best Video With a Social Message: Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend,One Man Can Change the World

Song of the Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer, She's Kinda Hot

Best Collaboration: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar, Alright (Colin Tilley & the Little Homies)

Best Choreography: OK Go, I Won’t Let You Down (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, Never Catch Me (Larkin Sieple)

Best Art Direction: Snoop Dogg, So Many Pros (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)

Best Editing: Beyoncé, 7/11 (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Best Visual Effects: Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, Where Are U Now (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap

Video of the Year: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Kanye West



Every year, something dramatic goes down at the MTV VMAs (we're thinking Kanye storming the stage to ambush Taylor Swift in 2012, or Britney's car-crash Piece Of Me staging in 2007), but last night just seemed particularly insane.

We were all expecting the MANY crazy outfits by host Miley Cyrus, but no one was expecting the major shade thrown between her and Nicki Minaj. 

Miley made it clear earlier this week that she had zero interest in patching things up with Nicki following their recent Twitter feud. 

But Nicki was not about to let her have the last word. While accepting the award for Best Hip Hop Video, the Anaconda singer turned her attention back to the host saying: "Back to this bitch, who had a lot to say about me in the press the other day." 

Rebel Wilson, who was on stage with Nicki at the time, had an expression so shocked that it pretty much summed up how the entire world was feeling watching at that very moment. 

No – there was just no getting away from the serious awkwardness of the entire scenario. 

Miley was always going to create controversy of sorts at the awards ceremony, but we're not sure this is what she had in mind. Still, and in fairness to the Wrecking Ball singer, she actually managed to acknowledge the shade without throwing it back at her. 

“Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate shit," she said politely. 

“Nicki, congratulations.”

To make things even worse for the 22-year-old, Nicki and Taylor Swift seemed like they were serious besties last night, even though Taylor was recently involved in her own well-documented Twitter feud with the rapper. 

The pair performed together at the awards and Nicki even tweeted afterwards to say: "Taylor, thank you for being epic." 

Indeed, it seems like the Trinidad and Tobago native is trying to create her very own girl squad (sans former Hannah Montana star Miley, natch): she posted a picture last night of her look from the red carpet alongside Tay-Tay, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears. 


Kisses to my girls

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

Miley arguably got the last laugh though, as she made the HUGE announcement of a forthcoming album which she has kept completely under wraps. 

She surprised fans saying she would be releasing her new album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz online… for FREE! 

The ceremony then closed with Miley singing and dancing with the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race.