What Did Miley Cyrus Say Against Nicki Minaj?

Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, two of the most prominent pop stars of our time, have had their fair share of public feuds and controversies. One such incident occurred at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), where Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus during her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video.

The Background

It all started when the nominations for the VMAs were announced, and Nicki Minaj’s music video for “Anaconda” wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year. This decision sparked a heated debate about racial bias in the music industry, as “Anaconda” had broken records and garnered millions of views on YouTube.

Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to express her frustration, tweeting:

“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”

This tweet was interpreted by many as a direct criticism of Miley Cyrus’ hit song “Wrecking Ball,” which did receive a Video of the Year nomination that year. The media quickly picked up on this perceived feud, and anticipation grew for what might unfold at the VMAs.

The Incident

During her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video at the VMAs, Nicki Minaj took a moment to address Miley Cyrus directly. She said:

“And now back to this b*tch that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley, what’s good?”

Miley Cyrus, taken aback by this unexpected call-out on live television, responded with shock:

“Hey! We’re all in this industry.

We all do interviews, and we all know how they manipulate sh*t. Nicki, congratulations. “

This exchange quickly went viral, leaving fans and media outlets buzzing about the tension between the two artists.

The Fallout

Following the incident, both Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj spoke out about what had happened. In an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus stated that she didn’t respect Nicki Minaj’s approach to addressing the issue:

“What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite.”

On the other hand, Nicki Minaj clarified her intentions during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

“I don’t hold grudges. I don’t have a problem with her.

You know what it is? It’s just that there are certain things that need to be fixed in the industry for black women. “


The clash between Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj at the 2015 VMAs was undoubtedly memorable. While it may have seemed like a spontaneous feud on stage, it was rooted in a larger conversation about representation and recognition in the music industry.

Both artists have since moved on from this incident and continued to make waves in their respective careers. However, their encounter serves as a reminder of the power of live events and how they can ignite controversies that resonate far beyond the stage.