Clearly, there's no bad blood between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, despite that brief incident on Twitter when the VMA nominees were first announced—at the beginning of the show, Taylor joined Nicki on stage to sing "The Night is Still Young," before the duo launched into "Bad Blood," making it clear there's no drama between the two.
The same can't quite be said of Nicki and VMA host Miley Cyrus, though. After accepting "Best Hip Hop Video" for "Anaconda," Nicki took the opportunity to call Miley out for an interview she gave earlier this week. "If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don't respect your statement because of the anger that came with it," Miley said in the interview, criticizing Nicki for her statements on Twitter. "And it's not anger like, 'Guys, I'm frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.' You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that's like, 'Eh, I didn't get my VMA.'" She then added that Nicki "is not too kind." Ouch.
When Nicki passed the mic back to Miley during the show, she quipped, "Back to this b*tch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press." Miley, clearly caught off guard, tried to play it cool. "Hey—we're all in this industry, we all do interviews, we all know how they manipulate," Miley said, going on to congratulate Nicki for her win. Nicki wasn't having any of it—though we didn't hear her response, the camera captured her reaction as we watched her mouth some choice words that looked suspiciously along the lines of, "Don't f*ck with me, b*tch."
Of course, Nicki has already responded via Twitter... in a pretty cryptic message.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 31, 2015
Check out the video of the entire encounter above—given how the VMAs have been going so far, though, we wouldn't be surprised if Nicki and Miley ended up performing on stage together before the end of the show.