At Sunday night’s Video Music Awards things got a little awkward between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus. After accepting her award for Best Hip Hop Video, Minaj took the stage to thank her fans, her pastor, and send a little message to Cyrus.
Miley, what’s good?
👀 👀 👀 https://t.co/rKDvHdI0LD
— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
Last week we reported on an interview Cyrus gave to the New York Times in which she said Nicki wasn’t nice, or polite, and that she’d basically been shut out of a nomination for Video of the Year because of bad karma.
“What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite,” Cyrus said, commenting on Minaj’s critique of the VMA’s double standards between Black and white pop stars.
“If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself,” Cyrus proclaimed.
Apparently Minaj read the interview, and when she hit the stage, she delivered a clear message to Cyrus–who among other things, called Snoop Dogg her “mammy,” wore faux locs, and talked incessantly about smoking weed.
— nikolas (@thenikqistina) August 31, 2015
Of course, Twitter went OFF with folks sharing memes, jokes, and commentary on Nicki’s acceptance speech.
Here are some of our favs.
Miley when she was called out by Nicki pic.twitter.com/VAcrBjWR8A
— ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ (@tbfhhannah) August 31, 2015
When my boo Nicki called out Miley 😭 https://t.co/mBnElZhS5i
— RiCO (@MandOhhQ32) August 31, 2015
— #HereComesJunior (@JrRedd_) August 31, 2015
"Don't play with me, bitch" might be new favorite gif. pic.twitter.com/PqhjfDJw6y
— Cirque du SoBae (@brownandbella) August 31, 2015
— Rosetta Stoned (@kanYeBreast) August 31, 2015
"Miley Whus Good" (2015) oil on canvas. Artist unknown pic.twitter.com/ZMWFJ7638i
— Division 1 Aesthete (@minipepperipad) August 31, 2015
When nicki called her out https://t.co/vLdylXd0LA
— amira (@RlOSPRINCESS) August 31, 2015
— eloisa (@1dftkam) August 31, 2015
When nicki called Miley cryus out pic.twitter.com/BaK0hY8poD
— Fritz (@BLVCKDVST) August 31, 2015
— King Kelson (@UrbanInformer) August 31, 2015
"MILEY WHAT'S GOOD" is how I am going to respond to any white person who tries to say racism isn't real #VMAs
— VIVEK SHRAYA (@vivekshraya) August 31, 2015
What was Cyrus’ reaction to Nicki’s speech?
— Larry Legend (@larryislegend) August 31, 2015
I think that says it all.