HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – August 30, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Nicki Minaj blasted Miley Cyrus during her acceptance speech for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video’ at the MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper was fuming over an interview Cyrus gave to the New York Times late last week.
Cyrus’ interview in question touched on Minaj’s response to being shut out of the Video of the Year category by the VMAs. Minaj tweeted at the time, “If I was a different “kind” of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well… If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” (Cyrus won Video of the Year in 2014 for “Wrecking Ball.”)
On stage at Sunday night’s live broadcast of the VMA’s, the singer introduced Cyrus and held nothing back, “…And now, back to this b—- that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley what’s good?”
Miley Cyrus, who was obviously stunned by Minaj’s into, replied, “We’re all in this industry. We all do interviews. We all know how they manipulate. Nicki, congratulations,” she said, before plugging the show. “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.”
Cyrus continued with her scripted intro for 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.”