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 Ninaj is a savage! http://t.co/iHxoojsSXa
— Arsene Wenger (@TheRealLamz) August 31, 2015
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.
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.