Nicki Minaj accepts the award for hip-hop video of the year for Anaconda at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, August 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift interpreted Minaj’s Tweets as shade, and the pair had a brief, terse exchange that culminated with a series of apologies – but not before Katy Perry and Aaron Paul weighed in.
“This is so random – you know who I want to thank tonight?” Ironically, Taylor Swift presented the spaceman to West. With her opening, she said she forgave West for his outburst during her acceptance speech six years ago.
But while Minaj and Swift are all good, it didn’t seem like the same could be said about Minaj and Cyrus.
Obviously, Miley is trying to get us to watch her. OK, we’ll bite.
The music video vixens stunned in an array of gowns, while T-Swift rocked dark cat-eye makeup, and a sequined, houndstooth-print Ashish pantsuit right in the center.
Justin Bieber delivered an unexpectedly brilliant performance of Where Are U Now and What Do You Mean, which gained him some respect and helped to distract from his slightly Kate Gosselin-esque new hair-do. “There are black Africans in the video in a number of shots, but I rarely cut to crew faces outside of the director as the vast majority of screentime is Taylor and (actor) Scott (Eastwood)”.
Sadly NOT bringing joy to the world was Zayn Malik, whose absence at the awards show devastated fans. She dazzled in some memorable moments. “If one of my friends doesn’t see me for two or three weeks, you have to re-get to know me in a way”. Kanye West may have made news by announcing he was running for president at the end of a rambling, heartfelt speech.
9. Miley Cyrus talked about smoking weed.
Azealia now thinks that the whole thing is amusing, because in her opinion the pair of artists don’t make music worth listening to.
At work? With your gran?