So, unless you live under a rock, or don’t have cable or wi-fi, then perhaps you didn’t know MTV’s 2015 VMAs went down last night. And you might be better for it because the show was bananas. With Miley Cyrus hosting, a Kanye West acceptance speech and a Justin Bieber performance, we knew it was going to be crazy. But this? This was almost too much.
Nicki Minaj calling out Miley
Nicki goes on the offensive when it comes to haters, so it’s not like live television was going to stop her. While accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop video for “Anaconda,” she thanked her beautiful fans, her pastor and then called Miley, who was on-stage for her next bit, a “bitch,” for talking about her in a recent New York Times interview.
Many thought it was an act but the show made it very clear that they had no idea what was about to go down. Miley looked taken aback but took it all in stride, congratulating Nicki on her win (in her own Miley way), then going about her business.
But there’s hope for them, no? If Minaj and Taylor Swift can squash their beef, so too can Miley and Nicki.
Taylor, thank you for being epic. — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 31, 2015
@NICKIMINAJ love you so much.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 31, 2015
Yeah, probably not anytime soon, though.
Swifty and Kanye refuse to let their imfamous moment go
Everyone held their breath and looked over at Kanye when Taylor won another VMA over Beyoncé — but it was all good. Despite “Blank Space” winning Best Female Video over Bey’s “7/11,” West pretended to go to sleep while Swift accepted her award, then acted as if he was going to rush the stage yet again. Funny? Sure. Do we get it? Yep. No more. Please.
Taylor and Kanye weren’t done
Nope, they just couldn’t give us a break. When Taylor Swift presented Kanye with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, she started with this. Got it. Message heard loud and clear. For the 900th time.
Kanye gave another crazy acceptance speech
We knew it was going to be memorable but 12 minutes? That’s just asking too much. Sure, he spoke about his passion and commitment to his art and referenced the incident with Taylor TWICE (honestly), then rambled about everything from his confusion about talk shows to conversations about fresh juice. But when he declared that he wanted to run the world, we all died. For reals? No kidding.
Miley flashed her boobs
It happened right before the final performance of the night when she flashed her breast on camera and said, “What’s happening? Oh, sorry, my tit’s out!” Nothing shocking about it, just unnecessary, you know? Hollywood Life‘s got the picture, or if you really need a Miley boob fix, just go to her Instagram.
It had been five years since Biebs performed at the VMAs but not only did he give it his all and let everyone know he was back but his pre-taped spoken word outro (where he talked about his journey and how falling makes you stronger) got him all emotional.