Miley Cyrus as MTV’s VMA host: did she know Nicki Minaj would call her out?

The dramatic buildup to Miley Cyrus’ VMA hosting gig paid off about as well as expected. Considering Miley’s usual level of stuntqueening, she certainly couldn’t top her 2013 twerking performance with Robin Thicke. So Miley did what she does best — flash the flesh and make terrible jokes. We’ll cover her red carpet fashion in a different post, but let’s talk about how she did as the event’s host.

Miley wanted to shock, yet she came off as a try-hard who mentioned weed at every opportunity. She even urged the crowd to say “marijuana” to prove her status as a rebel. We all know that Miley loves her weed, but she doesn’t need to remind us every 10 minutes, especially when Miley told Kanye to “pass that sh*t” after his 11-minute Video Vanguard acceptance speech. Then Miley said she was jealous of Kim Kardashian’s in-utero child because of Kim’s nips. She also did a mini-skit about marijuana edibles (“Mike Will MADE-IT,” she said). Then there was a weird, high-concept moment where Miley talked to Snoop Dogg, who had turned into a pig.

Weed references aside, the entire evening was also filled with awkward moments such as Miley loving Justin Bieber’s “swoop” and calling Jared Leto, “the woman with which I had my first lesbian experience.” We can’t post the most risqué Miley outfits here, but I’ll try to round up a few of the more entertaining parts of the show. She was pretty awful as a host, and I think that was the point. MTV only wanted spectacle. For starters, Miley had an “accidental” backstage nipslip, which was totally on purpose.

Here’s Miley’s intro speech where she called Billy Ray Cyrus “old” and joked about not putting out an album this year because she spent all her time on Instagram. This would be funny if it wasn’t completely true.

The most telling moment of the evening was when Nicki Minaj called Miley out while accepting the Moonman award for Best Hip-Hop Video. Last week, Miley dissed Nicki for complaining about the “Anaconda” omission for the Best Video category. Miley said Nicki was too “angry” and made the whole VMAs about herself. Soooo, Nicki fired back onstage (after thanking her pastor): “And now back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day to the press. Miley, what’s good?” Miley seemed taken aback: “We all do interviews, and we all know how they manipulate.” Look at Rebel Wilson’s expression when Nicki comes for Miley. Do you think Miley knew this was coming?

I don’t believe Nicki and Miley’s little interaction was planned at all. Miley was notably rattled when Nicki came at her. Twitter seemed mixed on whether this was real.

I think Nicki’s words were real, but here’s Miley’s behind-the-scenes selfie, just for fun.

To close the show out, Miley performed a new song, “Dooo It,” with the assistance of the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. Her backup dancers hailed from RuPaul’s Drag race, and then the final bomb dropped. Miley announced her new album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, which is available here as a free download. BOOM.

(Way to make the whole evening about you, Miley!)

Here’s the video for “Dooo It,” which may be the worst song on the album.

Photos courtesy of Getty

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    • Mimz says:

      I didn’t even watch the show yet but I’m already filled with second-hand embarrassment for her. What a fool. What an idiot. And no, being naked doesn’t make you amazing, it makes you look ridiculous.
      And I also think it’s great to walk around naked 89% of the time when you got that body, I wonder if she gains some love handles she will still do the same.
      She is on the same level as lady gaga for me now. Irrelevant.

      • C. says:

        +1000000
        She’s trying so hard to stay relevant, must be exausting.

      • Cleo says:

        @mimz

        ‘…gets away with it because she has *that body*,’ you say??!

        I think her body is none too attractive,IMO. I think if you’re a dude and your aesthetic is ‘her body,’ you might want to check your ID and see if your name isn’t Subway Jared Fogle.

        Seriously though..she gets away with dressing that way because she isn’t voluptuous. A woman with hips, a butt and boobs dressing in the same manner would have the FCC fining MTV. Below the neck Miley looks like a 10yr old playing with duct tape…there’s nothing really there that looks scandalous. I think its a combination of her tired played out exhibitionism and her looking like shes not hit puberty.

      • Mimz says:

        @Cleo
        No, I’m not a dude, I’m a girl more on the (very) voluptuous side of life. I’m not saying that because I think she looks sexy (although she probably is to many people),she has one of those bodies, she can wear anything. I’m just saying well.. I don’t believe her schtick. You can pull off that pasties/duct tape/strategically placed objects kind of look with a body like that, but I would like to know whether if she would do the exact same thing if she were a bigger girl. But I guess it’s pointless, since she isn’t.
        You can have the ideals, and the message (whatever it is) that she wants to send without baring it all.

      • Cleo says:

        @Mimz

        Agreed.

        By the way, didn’t mean ‘you,’ as in personally, was talking about the ‘collective,’ you (I.e. ‘if a person finds her attractive…’)

      • Ruyana says:

        Miley and GaGa both failed to realize when your entire schtick is being “edgy”, you have to continually be edgier and edgier and eventually you reach the actual edge and fall off into obscurity.

      • MCraw says:

        Lol. Wearing dreads-weave. I’m glad the culture vulture was verbally slapped on her big party. Nicki is a mess! 😅

        https://mobile.twitter.com/TeamMinaj/status/638169545933459456/video/1

      • TwistBarbie says:

        @Cleo-Really, we’re playing that game? There are plenty of attractive lithe women in the world that don’t have generous curves, and it’s absurd and insulting to imply that a man who is attracted to that body type must be a pedophile or gay. I can’t believe I even have to explain that. Now excuse me while I go weep for all of the a-cups of the world, who will never find true love.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        If it’s any consolation, I don’t think Cleo meant A-cup women are not sexy. I think she meant that Miley has a prepubescent build – no curves what-so-ever. Perhaps I’m in denial as I am an A-cup but I have a curvy back end. Whatever the intention, I can’t help but agree that Miley does not have a feminine body nor does she ever look sexy. She has said it’s not her intent to look sexy, but to be controversial and get your attention.

        On another note, I have seen plenty of women who wore pasties that had larger breasts – Lil’ Kim comes to mind. She was on an award show presenting with Diana Ross – can’t remember which show, but I clearly recall Diana Ross touching/flopping Lil’ Kim’s boob with disgust. Poor Kim had to just stand there and take it, because Diana…..is Diana.

      • Miffy says:

        @Cleo, body shaming swings both ways, whether you’re insulting someone for being too big or too skinny. The thing about thinner girls is that people feel it’s acceptable to say as much, often to their faces. Your accusations that it’s practically pedophile behavior to find someone with that body type attractive is beyond insulting. There are any number of body shapes adult females are graced with and there’s nothing wrong with any of them much less the people who find a certain body type attractive.

        Miley Cyrus intentionally flaunts her nudity in a way that’s not meant to be interpreted as sexually attractive. It’s intended to be (exhaustingly) shocking and in your face. Ironically, if she were bigger she’d be in league with the likes of Beth Ditto and we’d all be singing her praises about how brave and edgy she is.

      • Cleo says:

        @twistedbarbie @miffy

        I don’t go around shading women with bodies that naturally look under-developed and beyond slim – they can’t help it….however, I don’t view Cyrus in that same category. Her natural body is not that…her natural body and size used to be fairly healthy, and no, if you’re taking drugs to be a size 000 it’s not healthy:

        http://images.luuux.com/0000EC30A3143FBFBC6F7FE8B7D3FCC1/middle/miley-cyrus-picture-1309810214.jpg

        http://fromthefloor.nordstrom.com/.a/6a00e54ef9f4568833015438ab0672970c-320wi

        many people say she takes some kind of drug in the ‘mine,’(amphetamine) family and I think that’s a safe bet. My comments are for this new, not improved drug figure. Not unlike someone criticizing some big roided out muscle head. No diff.

      • jenn12 says:

        Miley is a 1st world feminist with a cocaine body. Anyone who smokes that much weed should have the munchies nonstop. And looking at those pictures, you can see it’s not her natural body shape.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        I totally agree that that’s not the body type she was born with- she most likely has the body that she has due to a combination of an active lifestyle (look at her abs) and drugs. But that opens up the question of, is body-shaming only problematic if it’s a person’s naturally occurring, no enhancements, normal diet-and-exercise body type? I agree with the rest of what you said though.

      • jenn12 says:

        No one, male or female, should be body shamed. But I find it really offensive that she straps on giant, fake rear ends that are brown skinned. So I don’t feel as guilty in calling her out for her racism, etc.

    • Sarah says:

      My thought as well. I didn’t watch (knew I would get all the good stuff here this morning) but yeah….wow. Just the outfits alone. SMH.

    • Wren says:

      She makes me incredibly tired. Just looking at pictures of her try-hard makes me want to take a nap.

      • Giddy says:

        That’s my reaction also. I find her so exhausting that I just shut her off.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Me too.
        I watched for 5 minutes last night, and her voice sounds like someone doing an impression of Miley Cyrus. Soooo uniquely grating, I don’t know how people sat through hours of that voice.

    • shi_gatsu says:

      She sucked! I’m sick of her

    • Fee says:

      WOW indeed. Did not watch the show, cut MTV from my cable long time ago but this is what passes for entertainment then wow. 1st Miley, wtf has Disney done to make her rebel like this? Crying out for attention? I| think so, very desperate, the nudity part is soooo over done but the costumes were cartoonish. 2nd..Nicky, another mess, way to go thanking your pastor, she must have inspired you to take the higher road by coming off like a petulant child. High school drama at it’s worst. And all this over a monn man?! lol

      • stinky says:

        …and a stolen song! good LORD.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        Do not understand throwing a thank you to the pastor in the speech immediately before going off on Miley..what was her intention? Oh, you mention something Godly so that people will think you are credible right before doing something ungodly? Just so stupid, pointless. I’m sure her pastor really appreciated that..not.

    • TwistBarbie says:

      So only “real women have curves”? I don’t personally find Miley attractive but I don’t get this argument. Michelle Pfeiffer has a similar body type and I don’t think people would say the same about men that are attracted to her. As well as many famous models who are extremely feminine and attractive. Many of the women I see praised on this site for being proud of their curvy figures have boob and butt implants, yet some shame someone who is proud of their natural body?

      • Cleo says:

        @twistedbarbie
        See my post up top, that is NOT Miley’s ‘natural body,’ by any stretch.

      • Black Sun Empire says:

        Stephenie Zinone is my childhood spirit animal! I wanted to grow up and be just like her… sadly, I realised that I’m far too short and I’m not Caucasian enough….

        Michelle Pfeiffer is incomparable. Personally, far more beautiful than Brange.

  1. Kdlaf says:

    That song is horrible and I agree, I dont think that was staged unless minaj started taking acting classes. Miley actually has talent so its sad to see her being so desparate for attention the past few years. Im gladI didnt watch the show – seemed like a predictable bore

    • AlmondJoy says:

      If you want to get technical, Nicki has taken acting classes and she graduated from Laguardia School for the arts where she starred in many plays… She is known for playing different characters and pretending to be serious or mad when she isn’t. With that said, I still agree with your comment that this was probably not staged. Miley looked caught off guard.

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        I played back the video a few times Nicki smiles and laughs ( it’s on screen for a split second ) right after she tells Miley off. They were acting no doubt. Miley had way too much of a planned response right afterwards. I’m beginning to think everything was a set up especially since Taylor popped out to sing with Nicki.

      • als says:

        I don’t think it was staged. Miley’s response was so defensive and humorless, what would be the point of staging such a dull moment?

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, Miley’s response was dull.

        I didn’t know what to make of Minaj’s smile, but if it was planned, I’m surprised Miley didn’t plan out a better response. But then I don’t know what she could say without looking bad either…

      • Tammy says:

        I watched it and Miley did not look caught off guard… nor was she rattled. Way to make a bigger deal of this than it was.

      • Cleo says:

        People that think it was staged:

        @Tammy @als @tifanygoddess24

        ..it doesn’t sound like you’ve seen the true reaction shot taken by an audience member as she’s waiting offstage. You should check it out.

        It sounds as if you’re discussing the part of the actual show, where Cyrus comes on stage and gives a lame non-apology to Nicki.

        I definitely think Miley planned to say something to Nicki at that juncture (after her almost assured win)- and I think Nicki had a surprise for her calling her out.

        It’s funny, there seem to be some people that insist on it being staged because they want to mitigate the white privilege and entitlement of Miley’s clueless yammerings and pretend that Minaj wouldn’t dare confront her for realz. Lol in this way, it’s almost another insult to Minaj.

        Who is Miley Cyrus that Minaj, after hearing the lack of self-awareness and personal attack from that black culture appropriating lame ex disney star, wouldn’t have genuinely wanted to diss her publicly? Minaj doesn’t care.

        That smile was her saying, ‘now what bish?’ That doesn’t equate to staged.

        No way Minaj was not gonna call her out.

        ETA: By the way, why would Taylor’s performance with Nicki have anything to do with Nicki calling out Miley? Taylor and Nicki cleared their beef up WEEKS ago after Taylor’s mea culpa admitting she was clueless and dumb about the real issue. That has nothing to with miley making an even bigger azz of herself on this topic just last week.

      • Bridget says:

        @Cleo – or even to simplify it even more, Nicki Minaj is very much an adult woman. She would never be afraid to confront Miley Cyrus, noted dim-bulb.

    • Mili says:

      Theres a video going around with Miley´s reaction right before Nicki says all of this. This wasn´t staged! you could clearly see the fear in her face when Nicki said it!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnrH7kCKT7s

      • Cleo says:

        @Mili
        Yup. This.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        When Miley Cyrus puts her tongue away you know its serious, lol.

      • Jib says:

        It seems like Nicki smiled at the end, right when they cut away to Miley.

        Totally staged. And Nicki needed a dress she could actually walk in.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Nicki smiled because she just called out someone on national TV when we all know it’s not the PR-PC-MEDIA FRIENDLYtm! thing to do. As others have said never in Miley’s wildest dreams did she expect the public clapback, she expected an interview or a Twitter response. Not to get faced at the awards show they paid her to host, Nicki knew it and enjoyed it.

        They also cut Nicki’s mic off directly after so even though she kept speaking you couldn’t hear what she was continuing to say about Miley.

      • teacakes says:

        @Eternal Side-Eye – EXACTLY! It was supposed to be her big night, and she got verbally shanked (by which I mean, reduced to a state where the tongue couldn’t come out), by someone she was trying to dismiss.

        And yeah, I err on the side of thinking Nicki knew all along what she was going to say up there, but Miley didn’t expect it. So that’s not staged.

      • jenn12 says:

        Miley can run her mouth, so she shouldn’t be surprised when she’s called on it. This was interesting, because she bullied Sinead O’Connor and Amanda Bynes on twitter, so when someone she talked about was standing there, not afraid of her, a person who won’t back down, she’s humorless and scared and unable to handle it. She had a lot to say, so she should be able to say it to Nicki’s face. The NYer in me was laughing- little fake girl, can’t handle when the real thing comes at you.

      • Bridget says:

        I am amazed that MTV would cut off Nicki’s mic. They LIVE for moments like this, that make them still ‘edgy’ and relevant.

    • lisa says:

      serious question, what is miley’s talent?

      whenever people say she can actually sing and link to some video, it is a video with bad singing. always.

      • Tammy says:

        In your opinion.

      • jenn12 says:

        She’s not a bad singer when she stays in her range. When you hear her sing Jolene, her voice is bluesy and soulful, and it’s her niche. She doesn’t want it to be her niche, but it is.

      • lisa says:

        imo it’s nasal. it’s her best thing but it is nasal with no range. i guess her bar is set really low.

    • Cleo says:

      @kdlaf

      It’s not so much about Minaj’s ‘acting,’ (Minaj’s rap and hip hop persona consist of her very deftly slipping into multiple characters, see ‘Roman,’ who she went around as for years) it’s more about Miley’s…I saw the reaction shot of Cyrus to what Nicki was saying (looked like cell cam footage) and unless Miley’s hiding Meryl Streep like skills, no way was that planned.

  2. Shelley says:

    Nicki calling out Miley like that was epic and well deserved. Miley is representative of a brand of white feminism that trolls Black women who stand up to racism in a way that is not palatable to them and then act surprised when they are called to order.
    I used to be a Miley fan, but I am officially over her antics. She needs to disappear.

    • Shambles says:

      I know what you mean, Shelley. I’ve always had a huge soft spot for Miley, but she lost a good bit of my respect when I read what she said in response to Nicki. Now, if it was real (which I think it was), I can totally understand why she wouldn’t have the perfect response right then and there. But the fact that she immediately tried to blame it on interviews and how they “manipulate” words was a huge disappointment to me. She took no responsibility, so obviously she doesn’t care about the larger implications of what she said about Nicki. If it had been me, I would have apologized immediately.
      “Nicki, I’m still learning, and I spoke when I shouldn’t have.” But I guess that would require a shred of shame or self-awareness from Miley. I’m just really disappointed in her. But maybe I’m just projecting because I would have been scared sh!tless if Nicki Minaj looked at me that way.

      • Shelley says:

        Loool..I would also have been scared by that look Nicki gave her. Like someone said on Twitter today, Miley is the kind of girl who sets up a fight after school but never shows up.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        @Shelley: yep, all bark and no bite.

      • Bridget says:

        Logically, I know that being a child star wasn’t easy for Miley and that she seems to genuinely want to be a good person. She has publicly gotten a very hard time for a long, long time and that had to be awful on a growing woman and girl.

        But then she opens her mouth and sticks out her tongue and i remember how much she grates on me.

        Basically, I like her a lot more when I have no neither see her nor hear her.

    • Amelia says:

      Whether it was planned or not, Miley deserved to be called out – trying to explain how she thinks a WOC should respond to racism whilst wearing dreadlocks and promoting her version of white, middle class feminism that is maybe relevant to 5% of women is completely ridiculous.
      I’m so glad I’ve got you lovely Celebitchy peeps to recap the night so I can avoid the chaos of watching the entire thing.

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        Yes to all of this, and let’s not forget her attempt at a “blaccent,” her comments about wanting to make an album that “sounds black,” and saying that she wants to be “more urban.” She’s so damn clueless. Nicki was definitely in the right to call her out on her bullsh-t.

      • Shelley says:

        Agreed Amelia and Daria. She was just so offensive throughout the entire show. She is so desperate for attention, but unfortunately for her, she will never recreate the hype after her twerking antics.

    • Tapioca says:

      Except that Nicki not getting nominated for MTV Best Video for a bunch of ass close-ups is not racism.

      A quick look at the demographics of both the US & the MTV BV nominees this century actually demonstrates American-American/Afro-Carribbean OVER-representation by a factor of THREE. (12% vs. 35%)

      Not saying it’s a bad thing, obviously, but it does somewhat weaken her argument…

      • icy says:

        #Stay Sleep

      • Saks says:

        This. I don’t get people praising Nicki for being rude. Also, her mostly sampled song is awful and so is her video, she didnt deserved to be nominated for anything. Nicki is not a feminist or a good example of anything. She did had a point in her rant (about WOC not being recognized enough for their contribution in culture) but said point didn’t apply to her as Anaconda is plain terrible.

      • Miffy says:

        Well, this, frankly.
        What Nicki was saying was excellent but only taking such public issue with it because you didn’t get your gold star just sounded like whining.
        Overall, great point. Superficially, giant arses offer pretty limited conceptual material and the video and song had nothing else to it.

    • Wren says:

      I have met people with the same attitude as Miley, and I think it comes from the position of privilege that she’s enjoyed all her life. It’s so ingrained she can barely comprehend it, and thus wonders wtf everyone is talking about. There’s also a mite of defensiveness that she sometimes acknowledges, like she didn’t ask for her position so why are people bagging on her for it? She didn’t do anything! Unfortunately instead of trying to learn and open an intelligent dialogue, she resorts to the “hey, I do good stuff, don’t criticize me!” defense. She’s young, maybe she’ll come around.

      • Tammy says:

        But Anaconda was a terrible video.. I could barely watch it.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        To quote you from above Tammy

        “In your opinion”

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @ Wren you summed it up perfectly. I think it’s great that she stands for LBGTQ issues and sex-positivity. But when it comes to race-related issues, her ignorance and privilege really really show. When she has talked about race in the past it’s like you can tell she has the understanding of the idea that people of all races should have equal rights, but she says and does these tone-deaf and appropriating things that show that she’s totally ignorant about a lot of the problems that people who aren’t white specifically still face. It really bugs.

    • stacey says:

      Miley’s brand of “white feminism”?

      Miley is not a feminist and clearly doesn’t even know what the word means. Don’t dignify her opinions with a label “feminist”.

      She doesn’t deserve that label because she’s ignorant and you aren’t helping the cause of feminism by calling her one. Those girls who think feminism is about never critiquing each others actions and motives of other women simply because they are women are NOT feminists! that is NOT a feminist ideology at all! please!

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        I don’t think anybody believes that feminism means you can never criticize a woman for anything.

        On the one hand, I feel you, because there was a time not so long ago when I would always shout “You’re not a real feminist!” whenever a person who stood up for feminist causes and activism said or did anything problematic. But then I realized that that’s kind of like the “Well then he’s not a True Christian!” defense mechanism of wanting your belief system to not be looked down upon by others and being frustrated with someone’s bad behavior without looking to see if that behavior is a problem within the movement that needs to be addressed and that can serve as an example of your group’s flaws. But sometimes I still catch myself falling back on that “No true Feminist” tendency when someone says/does something wrong, even though I try not to.

      • Aussie girl says:

        @ The eternal side eye, you win the internet today👏🎈🎈🎈👏👍

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Haha, thanks Aussie. 🙌

      • stacey says:

        But where has Miley ever proclaimed to be a feminist and in that moment could articulate what the word actually meant? Miley is not a feminist nor does she even understand the meaning.

        There are so many misconceptions about feminism out there because people like Taylor Swift, Miley and Selena Gomez APPROPRIATE feminism without understanding the movement. And they are disingenious and ignorant about feminism. All it does it taint the movement. She can call her self a feminist till her face turns blue but she doesn’t walk her talk. To be frank, she hardly make sense most of the time she talks anyways.

        What Miley is doing is not “white feminism”, it’s white PRIVILEGE.

      • jenn12 says:

        Miley is a 1st world problems kind of person.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      When people who are white try to tell minorities the appropriate way to respond to racism, it embarrasses me. That is when you LISTEN and consider a perspective you can’t possibly experience.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Exactly. Because we all know that Miley wouldn’t like it if a cisgender heterosexual bible-thumping male (or politicians who fall under those categories) tried that with her.
        http://www.papermag.com/2015/06/miley_cyrus_happy_hippie_foundation.php

      • asami says:

        yes otaku! i know you’ll never disappoint. of course you have to link that to the papermag interview where miley was so “real” & refreshing and the issue of misappropriation was dismissed with a sentence. niiice . . .

      • jenn12 says:

        Otaku, you seem decent, and I have to say, I don’t understand why you are okay with Miley, who has worn large, fake, brown rear ends while using African-American dancers as props, uses “dwarves” as props, has been photographed doing slant eyes with an Asian guy out front, told an African-American woman how to deal with racism and talks nonstop about drugs. She made fun of two singers suffering from mental health issues on Twitter, using their issues against them. If she’s a feminist, she should be doing a lot different, and doing something to help women in desperate need. If she wants to walk around naked, fine, but her behavior speaks volumes.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @asami: Go back and read my whole comment. I never said that one thing makes the other okay. The point was that somewhere in that article, she talks about how ‘dumb fundamentalists shouldn’t be making our laws’ (a sentiment I share by the way)- an obvious example of anger on her part- but then criticizes someone else for possibly being ‘angry’ about an issue and tries to lecture a black woman woman about how she should respond to an issue that effects her. But it’s clear she doesn’t want bible-thumping dudes to do the same. #readingcomprehension

        @jenn12: I like the good things she has stood for, but disagree with, will call out, and dislike the bad things.

      • jenn12 says:

        Otaku-got it. No shade from me. :) I will say that I liked her stance against breedism.

    • holly hobby says:

      I really don’t think Nicki calling Miley out was in poor taste. Seriously, this is MTV not the Oscars. Plus Miley should know (if she watched AI) that if you dish it to Nicki, be prepared to get it back from her.

      I’m glad she called her out.

    • jenn12 says:

      The only thing that would have made it better would be if Nicki had mentioned Miley’s passive racism and held up a photo of Miley wearing the fake brown rear end. She can’t handle Nicki, who will say and do her thing to your face. She’s just a scared little rich girl.

  3. Ayra. says:

    Went about 30secs into that video and realised that I could still save myself. I got shivers…

    I felt that it was staged at first, since you saw Nicki’s little smile right after, then I saw this video of Miley when Nicki was calling her out and she was confused and looked a bit scared, lol.

    Are we going to ignore Rebel Wilson’s shirt or?

    • Lindy79 says:

      I took Nikki’s smile as not like a “haha this is planned”, more like “what have you got to say for yourself” Mean Girls kind of smile…if that makes sense?

      Miley definitely didn’t look prepared, and good lord she is embarrassing. The whole show is from the bits I have seen this morning.
      And yes, what the hell was Rebel Wilson thinking??

    • Pixi says:

      So gross! I’m actually physically ill after watching that video.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I was coming here to say the same thing about Rebel Wilson. I mean honestly, who green-lit that? Not only was she not funny but the whole thing was just totally tone-deaf. Yeesh.

    • V4Real says:

      That smile isn’t telling. I know people who smiles when they’re angry. That smile could be her way of saying I told that bitch off, didn’t I.

      She also took a shot at Taylor when she went into her cute little girl voice when thinking her fans. Did anyone catch that?

      • Diana says:

        V4Real: I don’t think so. She does it all the time when she wins.

      • MCraw says:

        No, nicki always does that voice on stage and in interviews. I thought it was funny when she passed by Taylor and her crew standing for her and she just looked down and walked passed them. Made it seem like she didn’t know if her dress would allow her upstairs. Paid them dust lol

        As for Miley: she wasn’t readyyyyyyy!!

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      After seeing that video of Miley’s reaction, I don’t think she was prepared for it either. (She kind of mouthed ‘what?’ when Nicki started to call her out. She should have at least expected something.

  4. Matador says:

    Good god this girl is embarrassing.

  5. Loopy says:

    Nicki should pick on her own size.

    • Su says:

      Nicki wasn’t “picking on” Miley. She was replyin to what Miley said.

      Talk sh*t, get hit.

      Maybe now Miley will learn her place.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        This!

      • Marny says:

        “talk shit, get hit”? that’s extremely messed up.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        @Marny

        This is exactly why folks code-switch, because people not in tune with the lingo/culture take the words they see/hear for their most literal meaning.

        Obviously not physically get hit, hit back as in get a response, and not the sweet response where no one gets offended but the “Yeah I’m talking to you.” responses where no confusion will be had.

      • jenn12 says:

        Miley doesn’t know what to do when she isn’t hiding behind Twitter or in interviews. She’s trying to come off as edgy and cool, but when she comes up against the real deal- and whether you like Nicki or not, she is- she crawls away with her tail between her legs because she’s a spoiled rich girl in a nearly 23 year old’s body. She can run her mouth as long as she doesn’t get called on it, or have to face it in person. She taunted Sinead O’Connor about her mental health, posted old tweets that were from when she was in really bad shape, scorned her by saying she was too busy hosting SNL to respond to her, but when she came face to face with a girl who would throw down with her- and likely win- she suddenly showed what a wimp she truly is.

    • Neah23 says:

      What does is comment even mean ?

    • MCraw says:

      But Miley is head and shoulders taller than her….

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      So we’re inventing a new status of victim-hood?

  6. Valois says:

    I feel like I need to wash my eyes with sanitizer after seeing this.

  7. someone says:

    i am in a grumpy monday morning mood, so to this i say–fuck her. she tries so hard and comes off pathetic.it wouldn’t be so pathetic if she didn’t make that shitty comment to nicki about how she should experience racism. honestly, until that time i thought she was just a dumbass whose brain was fried thanks to the mickey mouse & co. but now i’m just pissed. fuck off miley–you smell of desperation and probably bad weed . go home & check yourself. no one finds you endearing

  8. DarkSparkle says:

    Not giving two scoops about the VMAS is one of my favorite benefits of aging. Now get off my lawn.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’m with you, DarkSparkle, didn’t watch it, wouldn’t watch it! I just clicked on this story to see how naked Miley got (seriously, Miley, showing the world every thing you have, does not, will not, make you cool) and to read some of the antics, these over paid, under talented babies, got up to! They didn’t disappoint! Idiots! I’m grumpy this morning!

    • Nibbi says:

      me too. i’m not even interested in watching the clips with these ridiculous trashy people acting crass. definitely makes me feel old

    • Naddie says:

      Tell me about it, lady. 11 years ago I would have stayed awake just to watch this shit, now I don’t even bother to know in which day it will be aired.

      • JoJo says:

        I used to look forward to watching the VMAs as well. But MTV is sooooooooo different now than it was 11 years ago, and 11 years ago it was already horrendous. Growing up, I had MTV as one of my go-to TV channels. I stopped watching it as soon as it stopped playing music videos. This is going to make me sound old, but where do people watch music videos that days? I can’t remember the last time I saw one on TV. I don’t even know why the VMAs exist anymore. And there is nothing sadder than when someone/something has become irrelevant, yet they keep pushing to stay relevant.

        Side note : Miley’s new song is LITERALLY Miley singing a Flaming Lips song.

    • boredblond says:

      I had no clue it was on..only peruse the day-after pics to get my ‘how trashy did they look’ laugh..my expectations were exceeded.

    • Nicolette says:

      Count me in! I remember when MTV was actually about music. I couldn’t watch this if you paid me to. Came here for the comments.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Honestly, the VMAs seem so irrelevant now.

      • mimif says:

        I know they’ve been hanging for a while, but why Wayne Coyne, whyyy?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I know!!!!
        My heart was bruised when they used “Do You Realize” (That Everyone You Know Someday Will Die)”, for a car commercial. I guess he’s getting paid, ya know? Hopefully his bit with Miley will expose his music to new fans. That’s all I’ve got for a “bright side” about that. ;)

      • Bridget says:

        Makes you think twice about Wayne Coyne, right?

    • Jib says:

      Hey, we had some pretty embarrassing groups when I was growing up. The Bay City Rollers, for one. Lots of no-talent hacks were pop stars.

    • jenn12 says:

      This made me laugh out loud, literally.

  9. Harrison says:

    Ugh. Trashy does not equal entertaining/talented. Flush….

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      Yeah I agree. Miley crossed that barrier a long time ago and no one is really all that entertained. If anything, the people who are paying attention are only doing it because she’s like watching a car wreck at this point–people just want to see how it’s going to turn out. She has sunken super low. She’ll do anything for that shock value.

      • kira says:

        yeah +1
        too bad too b/c she really is a talented singer. she’s 22 years old so just hoping she’ll outgrow this drug thing and not damage her vocal chords or kill too many brain cells in the process
        I get she’s exploring musically but damn gotta stop drugging with Wayne Coyne — something creepy with him behind her and in between her legs helping w/the glitter confetti bomb — Good Lord, that and that video — yuck vom

      • stinky says:

        Minaj is NO better this day. Please. Nasty.

  10. Lilacflowers says:

    For the sake of all that breathes, put the tongue back in the mouth.

  11. Luca76 says:

    Ugh Its Sad that a deep discussion that needs to be had about cultural appropriation and racism was reduced to two self involved twits at the VMAs. As a black feminist I’m not here for yelling ‘bitch’ at another woman to win an argument I’m officially team no one.

    • Tammy says:

      Exactly ^.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Great point.

    • I Choose Me says:

      This is how I feel also.

    • Jib says:

      Amen! And as I said the other day, why do we expect pop and rap stars to have intelligent, thoughtful conversations about race while throwing flames at each other? Neither of these “women” are intellects or seemingly well educated. Let’s ask them about the fact that the Supreme Court recently weakened the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to see what they think about that. I bet they don’t even know anything about it, so WHY do we expect them to respond intelligently about race??? It’s all about getting more exposure and attention.

    • Bridget says:

      Word.

      Also, as Jib put it above – why do we expect entertainers to respond intelligently about race? A ridiculous number of these performers don’t even have a high school diploma (looking at you Miley), and yet we look to them for wisdom about race and gender?

  12. original kay says:

    which is nicki’s real voice? the little girl “thank my pastor” voice or the one that called out Miley?

    If I hadn’t been watching I wouldn’t have known it was the same woman speaking.

    • melior says:

      I think all these performers have alter egos and multiple personalities.

    • Cleo says:

      @originalkay

      Both of them are her ‘real voice.’

      In the words of the great Dave Chappelle, white people sometimes aren’t aware of this, but “black people are bilingual, we speak ‘street,’ and ‘job interview.’”

      Meaning that’s just who she is. No different from Reese Witherspoon slipping in and out of her Alabama southern belle accent/routine, or Keith Urban speaking indecipherable Aussie when down under…or Adele being cockney one minute, and speaking like the Queen in the next.

      • original kay says:

        oh cleo! good morning to you.

        agreed Melinor.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Code switching, and yup, every black person’s got the ‘job’ voice. Not even that the words you use change but that literally your whole tone and cadence transforms.

      • Cleo says:

        Good morning @originalkay :) Thx for the shout-out hon!

        FYI: No, black people are not psychotic or have multiple personality disorders.

        But we can slip in and out of dialects just like white people!” My point in citing other celebrity examples was to show that cultural dialects/inflections can be chosen at various times, depending on the circumstances.

        There are many people who wilfully try to pretend this is not the case with black folk…for some reason they feel totally comfortable inferring or outright saying the black experience isn’t the same. They don’t want to acknowledge language and linguistics in black communities to begin with, or they’re just ignorant. Maybe they think, well if you can speak ‘job interview,’ why on earth would you ever want to speak ‘street,’ etc.? They can’t acknowledge that we like it and it’s our choice, much like Reese’s or Adele’s.

        So they feign ignorance. (Who is she really? She has to be one or the other! She’s faking when she talks…were..like THAT)

        Anyway…toodles, grrrl! ;)

      • Cleo says:

        Correction:

        FYI: No, black people are not psychotic or have multiple personality disorders…ETA: JUST because we too, speak in different (cultural) dialects when it suits us…like white folk do.

      • original kay says:

        well I have learned something new today. I really only noticed an accent changes in a movie, or tv show. then again, I don’t watch interviews or awards shows, I watched this clip from the embedded link.
        do people really switch voices so suddenly? it really was like 2 people talking.

        The only time I switch to an accent is when I quote from the IT Crowd and try to imitate Roy, Moss or Jen. I fail but it’s still fun.

        and you are welcome for the shout out!

    • jenn12 says:

      Different voices for different situations. She was happy she won and thanked whom she wanted to thank. Then she called Miley out and wanted to make sure her power and presence were felt. It was dramatic, but she wanted Miley, I’d bet, to feel that power Nicki held, and to know how she felt and that she’d say what she needed to, but to her face, like Miley is scared to do. She wouldn’t use that angry voice to thank people. It’s like when you’re mad at your guy but you’re in a group of people, so you’re talking nicely to them, and then you get him alone and let him have it. Well, except for MTV. They cut Nicki off to control her justified anger, but let Miley run on and on with her drug nonsense? Miley always needs a third party to protect her. She says s–, then she can handle the person she’s talking about face to face. The press “manipulated her into what she said”? MTV cut the wrong person’s mike, but with their history, who’s surprised? They’re like Miley- supposedly urban and edgy until they come up against the real thing.

  13. QQ says:

    Im so satisfied To have skipped This redneck and her blaccent and appropriation dreads! I TOLD you All This twas The type of Trash To Be expected and Lordy Did This mammy Loving Unaware ass Chippie didnt dissapoint in THAT ASPECT

    #NoCountryForMileyCyrus (Since day one Ive Been saying!)

  14. funcakes says:

    Miley was very naive to think that Niki would not respond. But now realise that this was the response miley’s PR team was looking for.

    Niki should have never addressed miley. I do have to admit that I laughed when i read she thanked her pastor then proceeded to call miley a bitch. A true response by a round the way girl.

    Miley is a desprate little girl pulling desprate stunts to save a dead music career.

    • Savannah says:

      Nicki HAD to respond. Miley publicly scolded her for speaking her mind (even as she herself postures as an Artiste without a filter). Then she actually insulted Nickis character before implying that her own success came to her because she is Mahatma Gandhi reincarnated. Nickis silence would imply only two things 1) she accepts that she is not at the same level as this other pop diva and can therefore be spoken down to
      2) She is not a legitimate rapper, since the culture is built around standing up for yourself against systems and individuals who strive to put you in “your place”.

      She had to respond, it was really just a questions of where and how she would do it.

      • icy says:

        Hear, Hear

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Yup, it’s the same reason Taylor keeps making her songs. Because everyone refuses to respond and tries to be above it. If no one ever says anything then ignorance continues unabetted. At the very least Miley got shook last night and realized its a very real and different world for people outside her circle of appropriating fame whore.

    • Cleo says:

      @funcakes

      I wouldn’t call her music career dead. If Taylor Swift who can’t sing (yes I know she writes all her lame songs) can have a career that dwarfs Tori Kelly’s then there will always be a place in the music biz of today for an ex disney star who has an ok voice and who loves to flash her labia and non cleavage.

      At some point the titillation will get old (I actually think we’ve hit maximum Miley exhibitionism), and as she further ages out of her porny antics and as Uncle Terry moves on to fresher child stars entering the pop star/celebrity draft for exploitation (at 22 she’s pretty long in the tooth right now), she’ll have to reinvent herself again like a poor man’s Madge.

      At that stage, I see her absolutely becoming slightly more circumspect, talking some bs about how country has always been her first love, how the whole black thing and twerking was a growing up phase….at which point she will become the darling of the country and Nashville scene doing duets with Dolly Parton. Selling records galore to gullible country fans.

      It will be as if this whole black appropriation thing never existed..that was just a ‘phase,’ which did as it was intended and resurrected her aged out Disney career thru shock value (white teens: ‘Omg!!.Mileys so cool kissing black hip hop dude producers and girls too!!’) I predict the drug use continues as she seems to like her size 000 frame though. I remember when she had mermaid extensions and looked more like Rachel Ray.haha

  15. Loulou says:

    Drugs, kidz.

  16. Kate says:

    That new album is really quite good; trippy and fun and fresh. Some great stuff, some not so great stuff, but it’s all interesting, which is something I can’t say about many current pop acts albums.

    I love that she just bypassed her label and made and released the album she wanted to on her own. It’s a truly bold move for a young pop star, and not something any if her peers would dream of doing.

    • meme says:

      there’s nothing bold about it. she has so much money she can do whatever she wants. girl’s a joke.

    • MCraw says:

      Bold move?! Black artists have been putting out free albums/mixtapes for years, dacades even!

      THIS is what everyone HATES about white people, by the way. Copying things black people have done since the beginning, then getting praise as if it’s never been done before. I hate the “A” word, but you just showed everything wrong about appropriation.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        I didnt take it that way; I think Kate means it’s a bold move bc she is a very established artist, multiplatinum. For someone of her level to randomly release an album – and for free – is unheard of. Only recent similar instance I can think of was the free one from U2 that was put on everyone’s iTunes…anyway, I agree it is bold and it’s risky when it comes to your brand, financial gain, and PR. (Has nothing to do with non-famous rappers who give away mixed tapes.)

      • jaye says:

        @WinnieCoopersmom Drake did it earlier this year.

      • Kate says:

        I specifically said it’s a bold move for a young pop star, not a bold move for a musician. Most up and coming artists give away a certain amount of their music, that’s how it’s worked for decades. Half my fathers record collection is made up of records he got for free at music festivals, underground performances etc.

        But that’s completely different from a world famous pop star with a record deal putting something out 100% on her own.

      • Bridget says:

        I have heard that apparently independent musicians are a thing, and that it encompasses all sorts of genres of musics and shades of skin.

  17. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    That picture with Miley holding that pipe between her legs….wow. I’m so over this person. I feel embarrassed for her when I see her perform and what she wears. You can see it on other artists’ faces in the audience that people aren’t laughing with her, they’re laughing at her. I’ll never forget Rihanna’s face at the VMA’s last year when Miley was twerking all over the stage dressed in that teddy bear onesie. Even the guys from One Direction had looks on their faces like “WTF is this?”

    I personally think Billy Ray is a piece of sh-t because he has been very guilty of keeping his own career afloat by chaining himself to his daughter, but when I see pictures of his now, he looks like the most miserable man and I swear you can read on his face that he feels like a failed dad.

    I think the Nicki thing was real. Where I come from, we call that “punking” someone–it’s calling someone out for talking sh-t about you and knowing they’ll have nothing to say in return because they’re afraid and only have the balls to run their mouths behind your back and not in your face. Nicki threw her weight around as the expression goes, and she had every right to. Miley had no business opening her mouth on Nicki’s comments about not getting nominated and the underlying race issue involved there.

    • JoanEU says:

      You said it! The pipe picture is insane …. why not just dive right into pornography, Miley?
      I’m pretty open-minded a person and that is just absolutely tasteless.
      I’m not Stateside … can someone tell me honestly how this chick has been on the scene so long?

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        She has reinvented herself a couple of times and gone to the polar opposite end of things over the years and people cannot stop watching. There were 3 general phases up to now:
        1. Hannah Montana: annoying but endearing Disney star.
        2. The transformation: started doing pilates and weed all the time. AKA the Liam Hemsworth phase. Also dropped weight and cut off all her hair.
        3. THE CRAY: started with her twerking coming out party which has transformed into rainbows and weed weed weed.

        Her recent interview was telling. Basically, she blames Disney for robbing her of her childhood and exploiting her by working her to death as a preteen. We can all see she is void of anything real in her – empty and sad. No real guidance. She thinks that the more outlandish she can be, that equates to success. It is starting to bore people now though, so she will have to do another 180 soon to remain interesting.

      • Bridget says:

        Hannah Montana was HUGE. Sold out massive tours, albums, all of it. Miley Cyrus was a teenage superstar, but a lot of grownups were unaware of it if they didn’t have children. And that level of fame sustains for a long time – we’re still seeing stuff about the Jonas Brothers after all, and they didn’t reach her level of fame. And then she became a gossip staple.

    • someone says:

      How does Miley not have a right to talk about what Nicki said , when Nicki was talking about Miley? Nicki’s whole complaint was that Mileys naked video the year before got honors but her naked video this year didn’t. Nicki was totally dissing Miley and insinuating that Miley’s video wasn’t any good but was up for awards because she was a skinny white girl. If you use a specific white girl to make your black versus white point (even if you don’t directly say her name) you bring said white girl into it personally and then it isn’t simply a black vs. white issue. Nicki did that herself by dragging Miley’s video into the argument.

      • perplexed says:

        Nicki was talking more about the system than an actual person though. It was the VMA system that got dissed more than anything else.

        Once Taylor realized what Nicki was actually talking about, she was smart enough to back off. Miley didn’t get this and stuck her foot in her mouth. Miley made her comments after Taylor realized the mistake/misinterpretation she made which makes the mistake Miley made in discussing Nicki in those terms even more bewildering.

      • Cleo says:

        I think you’re missing key facts:

      • Cleo says:

        @Someone

        They key facts you are missing:

        Seriously? How can you form an opinion like that when you appear to not even be aware of what Minaj said originally – not even in part.

        I think you’re missing key facts:

        1) Nicki mentioned NO ONE by name. She mentioned no artists by name, and definitely did not pointedly discuss specific videos. Hello? That’s why Taylor Swift *assumed* she was talking about her, and why Miley is assuming she’s the one 3 weeks later. Except they don’t know for sure because minaj didn’t drop names or videos.

        2)Nicki Minaj made it plain she was talking about the system and inequality within the industry. Her ACTUAL quote: ‘If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it.” It had nothing to do with the women themselves or their videos – she did not say she was better or that they sucked and shouldn’t have won. She did not mention them at all.

        Where are you getting this erroneous info? Miley and Taylor fan forums?

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        @someone –

        In my opinion, Miley has no right to talk about what Nicki Minaj was referring to because Miley engages in some of the most racist behavior on a daily basis. It’s constantly been noted on this site and others, but there are few artists out right now who exploit black people and black culture the way that Miley does. No one needs to hear about how a black woman should handle the issue of racism from some white woman who uses black women on her tour as props and constantly talks in interviews about how she wants “more of a black sound” and how she “wants to be more urban” and refers to her behavior as “acting black.” There is also her newly adopted “blaccent.”

        If Miley thought she could get away with it, she would probably be wearing blackface, her misappropriation is that bad. She makes a blatant mockery of black culture all the time.

        She has no right or place to tell a black woman how she should handle racism.

      • MCraw says:

        Except Miley’s name was never mentioned. But when you benefit off a system of racism that Nicki was criticizing (whether or not her video was good enough), I guess a hit dog hollered. And the bitch was checked!

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Nicki wasn’t insulting Miley (or Taylor), she was talking about a system that favors skinny white women over curvy women of color (and women of color in general). But Miley, Taylor, and the media derailed the whole thing by making it about Nicki being mean and starting a ‘girl feud.’ She alluded to a certain music video in order to support her argument, but she didn’t insult the woman in that video. But for some reason Miley took it that way and decided to lecture Nicki on race while ignoring her own cultural appropriation, (not to mention the fact that she has responded angrily before while criticizing bigots, so you’d think she’d be more understanding). That’s the problem. And she offered no apology for her response and showed no sign of getting and acknowledging what was wrong with what she said.

      • stinky says:

        Who doesnt NM have a problem with?
        Remember when SHE was the one running around wearing clown makeup & wigs?
        Lord take me now if this is my future.

      • stinky says:

        Minaj:
        “Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it.”
        This ALONE is so much bullshit right here! She’s talking out of her gigantic phake phat ass.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        @stinky

        Ironically you just complimented Nicki’s butt, you probably should stay away from slang if you’re not sure what certain spellings/sayings actually mean.

  18. Tig says:

    I concur with the wrestling analogy- planned from start to finish. It makes for good TV and hits the next day- and that’s the point.

    I actually sort of watched the first hour- I liked Demi L’s boots-that’s the best I can say.

  19. serena says:

    Oh god, I’m so grossed out after watching 2 sec of Miley’s new video. Just terrible. Let’s not even talk about the ‘depth’ of her new songs.. ok Miley, we get that you smoke pot and do whatever you want. WHO CARES?
    I actually like when she talks without slurs for more than a minute and kind of makes sense, but then she does something like this and.. wtf, why is she ruining herself so badly?
    Those outfits then, they’re just horrible. Not shocking, not ‘woah’, just plain awful.

  20. Jaded says:

    Utterly disgusting.

  21. cleveland girl says:

    I watched the entire show last night and fast forwarded through the Miley parts. She was awful.

  22. Chaucer says:

    I just can’t with Nicki. She’s so gross.

  23. Jonathan says:

    Minaj didn’t call out anyone, she threw back to Miley and had a friendly/happy smile on her face at the end.

    Nontroversy.

    • Cleo says:

      @johnathan

      That was called a diss dearheart. It’s why you’re in this thread now. It’s why Rebel Wilson and the audience was all,’Oooooooh, it’s on- Nicki calling this bish out!!!!’

      Are u in some alternate universe where someone coming for u, calling you out your name looking like they wanna kick your azz, means ‘Hi girl, love you?!’

      Miley shite her pants in fear, no way that was staged as Cyrus is not exactly Meryl Streep.

      • Jonathan says:

        Cleo, yeah I live in an alternate universe – called Australia- where we heap shit on each other all the time for fun and in a sense of camaraderie and friendliness. I know you’ll need to refer to your atlas and a dictionary with pictures to understand the places and words I’m using, it’s okay- don’t feel dumb or anything. I no u have trubble with wordz an spellin an stuff.

        No, honey, I have no idea what a diss is. How about you school me some? Or was that shade? I get them confused sometimes, being from another world and all.

        Hint: I’m just playing with you, relax.

        Look, I don’t mean this in a bad way, but Americans (and I’m presuming you are one) are notoriously bad at understanding subtlety, irony and nuance, a bit credulous when it comes to accepting things at face value. Watch the FULL shots of Nicki ‘calling out’ Miley- Nicki smiles at the end, she can hardly hide that smile, and it’s a good natured smile, not spiteful or harsh or mean. It punctuates the rest of what she said- regardless of Miley’s reaction, Nicki was just having some fun. Rebel’s expression is very indicative of a very Australian reaction to this kind of situation “oh it’s ON!” because this kind of thing is very common in our culture. We play fight and talk crap all the time.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        @Jonathon

        You should probably look for clips of Nicki from after that immediate scene. They cut off her mic and she continued to gesture to and angrily insult Miley. She was not playing, her face was not playful.

        Everyone will have their own opinion but Nicki smiling isn’t really a smoking gun, folks often smile when they’ve really hit someone deep and insulted them. It doesn’t mean you’re playfully zinging them. It means that you know you got them good and you’re happy to see them eat pie.

        To use a phrase to sum up what Nicki did: U Mad? 4 little letters express exactly what kind of insult Nicki hit Miley with.

  24. shannon says:

    She’s an actress, albeit a terrible one. Of COURSE it was staged.

  25. Emily C. says:

    She needs to take a page from Lady Gaga’s manual. The only time Lady Gaga ever shocked me was when she sang “The Sound of Music” entirely without her normal nonsense. What would have been shocking for Miley is if she showed up in a sedate pantsuit and calmly talked about both her mistakes and her charity work.

  26. Cara says:

    Miley is just too dumb to ever be interesting- she’s a clanging bell, dying to be heard, with nothing real to say.

    She is the antithesis of sexy to me- I feel repulsed looking at her.

  27. Josefa says:

    Miley was awful as a host (surprise, surprise) and I guess that made her good. These are the VMAs after all.

    I have to admit I like Miley’s stuntqueening antics. I like that she’s not at all subtle with it. I take that over Taylor’s “look at how many friends I have everyone loves me” sctick. At least Miley’s not trying to fool anyone.

    • icy says:

      Trash loving trash

    • Neah23 says:

      Miley definitely trying to fool people, she just doing it a different way.

      • Josefa says:

        And what is she trying to make us believe?

      • asami says:

        miley and taylor are just the opposite sides of the same coin. miley is selling edgy, cool, anti-establishment, rebel persona. but her heart is in the same place as taylor’s. its all about the attention, the selling, contrived images . . . miley doing her antics never started conversations on worthwhile issues – only conversations about her

      • Josefa says:

        @asami
        Thats the thing though. I dont think Miley is trying to hide the fact she’s a huge attention-wh*re.

      • asami says:

        didn’t she just say that she’s doing all the naked, t*ts out because it gets people to listen to her message. what message? that its not about her but for a higher cause. i’d rather she just owns up to it. like admitting she likes showing off her body because she works hard to get/ maintain it. that she enjoys exposing herself simply for that fact alone. nothing bad in that. but she cloaks it in lgbt, sexual advocacy & feminism to appear profound. then of course she get’s caught in her hypocrisy. did she ever apologize for using the brown/black fake ass? or was it included in her more general justification she was just being funny? like they say, her black phase is over and she’s now hitched her wagon to the lgbt cause.

  28. Rockin Robin says:

    I used to like Miley, but I am so over her trashy imagine right now. She could rebel with clothes on.

  29. Sumodo1 says:

    Well done, Bedhead.

  30. Naddie says:

    So many awful “artists”… And of course the worst of them have to host. But you know what, she’s happy about us saying how crappy her antics are, what would really make her sad is to be ignored.

  31. paola says:

    Welcome to celebrity kindergarten.

  32. fhm57 says:

    wth with all the auto-play?

  33. qtpi says:

    Did she start with all these antics after the breakup with Liam? She just seems like she has gone off the deep end entirely.

    I can’t imagine he misses her even a little bit. Sad.

  34. db says:

    It looked staged to me. Maybe Miley didn’t know exactly what Nicki would say, but still. Fake.

  35. Keaton says:

    I think Miley’s big saving grace was always her good heart She may be a dumbass but she’s a well meaning dumbass. But when you take that away what do you have? I honestly don’t think she has much to offer as a performer or artist. She’s only marginally talented. She’s not that interesting or charismatic. Plus she lacks the ability to effectively steal from more talented people that Madonna (another marginally talented person) had at one time. So I really wonder how this backlash will affect her. But then I remember the Kardashians. She’ll be fine.

  36. My Two Cents says:

    Miley looks like she’s trying to be a punk rock star. I don’t doubt that her and Nicki was a complete setup. Music today is a far cry from the quality it was years ago. They seem to get peoples attention by having these beefs between them. It’s all ridiculous antics instead of raw talent.

  37. The Original G says:

    I suspect Miley did great, with her demographic, who decidely not Celebitches. I expect to see her do more hosting, not less after this.

    • Neah23 says:

      Lol I hope you joking because she was a terrible host that was the reaction across the bord. Not just just on cwlebitchy, but on many other sites as well, the only people who thought she was good were her fans.

      • The Original G says:

        I think that’s what I said. She did great with her demographic. MTV knew exactly what they were getting and they let her run with thing.

  38. KatieD says:

    All I can muster is…does Nicki REALLY still try to say that booty is all natural? Girl, please..that’s about as natural as Courtney Stodden’s boobs at this point. IMO it took away from what could have been a really gorgeous dress on her. Why do women do this to themselves?!

  39. Saks says:

    What happened to the VMAs?! I remember when I was a kid in the late 90s early 00′s, I loved to watch these shows, VMAs, MTV MA’s Billboard, Grammy’s, etc., and found them great.
    I wonder, were they always this tacky and I just found them awesome because I was a kid or they have indeed gone free falling in recent years…?

  40. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    That vine from last night strictly of Miley’s face says she got called out unexpectedly and it knocked the bluster right out of her.

    Poor thing’s tongue even managed to retract back into her mouth and close for a second.

    She deserved it.

    Also to people who wonder why white people ‘can’t’ wear dreads or cornrows. How about everytime a white person in the public eye does they’re intentionally trying to be tough/ghetto/free spirited and use it only to change their image. The stereotypes of dreads = weed are your own and worse yet you use those stereotypes to define the people who actually wear dreads to embrace a different form of African/Carribean culture.

    Miley had a big night where she had to be extra ‘edgy’ so the fake dreads came out.

    • asami says:

      but she knows the statistics and stuff . . .

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Haha, that she does. She must have them printed on her tongue so she can stick it out and remind herself of how much money she’ll make from acting the fool with other people’s culture.

  41. Lisa says:

    She really tried to start a “marijuana” chant? lmao!

    I thought it was staged. Award shows are so desperate for controversy, they’ll manufacture it. On the other hand, I doubt Nicki would agree to something that would allow the media to paint her as the Angry Black Woman, so maybe it was real.

    • stinky says:

      LOL
      “I doubt Nicki would agree to something that would allow the media to paint her as the Angry Black Woman,”

  42. Joh says:

    Nicki is irksome and I only can wonder , whatever happened to class?

    • Cleo says:

      @Joh

      I don’t know.

      Maybe ask Miley and her ‘irksome,’ labial cleavage always on display for Uncle Terry?

      Or, if you yearn for the class of yesterday, maybe ask 90s heroin junkie crotch scratching smelly Courtney Love.

  43. ReinDeer says:

    I cannot stand Miley. People who talk about marijuana like that only give others who use it a bad name and continue to perpetuate the stereotype that all smokers are lazy, out of control bums. So many productive people in society use and continue along with their day. This only sets the legalization movement back.

  44. Cindy says:

    Miley/Hannah Montana really needs to go back to school and learn about the world beyond selfies, Instagram, and attention seeking. I guess we just we just we just have to be embarrassed for her since she doesn’t have the sense to be embarrassed for herself. Problem is, the window of opportunity may be closing and she could get stuck being an idiot.

    I don’t think she knew Nikki was going to call her out. Miley really is that oblivious.

  45. Kerry says:

    Of course Vicki was going to say something so Miley was stupid for thinking she wouldn’t respond to her nonsense.

    It wasn’t part of the show: the behind the scenes cam showed Miley’s face as nicki was talking and she was stunned, as was Rebel.

    You also don’t ask “what’s good?” Unless you mean business (street 101) and Nicki’s mic was cut off when she tried to respond to Miley.

    Miley continued to miss the point with her response and hair twirl. Please stop giving her attention.

  46. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    They can both take a seat, but the moment that you make Miley look like she has more class that’s when you definitely need to go away…can’t stand either of them. Nicki is exceptionally unbearable with her attitude.

  47. iheartgossip says:

    I can’t even comment against Miley. Clearly there is some serious mental illness going on here. Very, very sad.

  48. FrenchGirlChi says:

    I am NOT fans of neither I don’t do garbage music in my ears. I may tolerate it because if a DJ or something is playing it I have no choice but personally – I’ll pass

    As for Miley Interview she has a valid point regarding the way Nikki handle the awards nominations. If you are going to make a point leave all the drama acting where it belongs.
    This isn’t the first time Nikki has lashed out when awards doesn’t go her way.
    There are receipts out here regarding Nikki behavior and attitude regarding Music Awards..

    Miley is in her twenty’s and still has some growing up to do. Nikki is in her Mid 30′s and still doesn’t know how to act.

    I don’t think Miley was in on the way Nikki reacted on stage LN the reaction on her face looked genuine but then again they both are good at acting.

  49. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    What POC already know, but for those who are curious why Nicki’s response had to be raw, real, and in person:

    http://dreamybrowngirl.tumblr.com/post/128000474420/okay-we-can-all-have-a-good-laugh-and-cheer-at

    You burn bridges when you speak up, no matter how nice and polite you try to be. Zendaya and Amandla both get labeled brats and bullies for speaking up as eloquently as possible so someone sometimes has to take one for the team and be as real and as in your face as possible with saying no to the bullshit. I honestly give Nicki props for being the one to do it, there have been so many men and women before her who’ve turned their backs on the issue to make sure they’re not blacklisted or ‘forgotten’ from events and more opportunities to line their pockets.

    It’s hard but damn, if you’re gonna be labeled an angry black woman anyway (and I dare say every POC with a darker skin tone has been called it) then you might as well say true shit while they’re labeling you because you’re going to be labeled as soon as you speak up.

  50. WinnieCoopersMom says:

    Billy Ray and Tish were sitting through the whole thing. I wonder how they really felt on the inside, if they felt like failures as parents. Though not likely. They are just keeping that smile on their face all the way to the bank. Using your kid as the cash cow for the whole family is creepy and effed up.

  51. Naddie says:

    Nicki’s smile in the end says “Just kidding, bitch!”. It was more like a playful smile than a smug one.

  52. Brasileira says:

    Given the way she reacted, I really don’t think she knew Nicki was going after her titt*es like that.

    Well done. Way to go, Nicki!

  53. Jib says:

    I read all of these responses about Miley’s attitude and the way she dressed, and while I think she is just an ignorant young woman who maybe, with some smart advice, may grow up someday, I don’t understand why everyone is all atwitter about her lack of clothing. If I recall, many people hailed Rihanna, who was FAR more naked at the Met Gala, as “edgy,” “a fashion icon,” etc., instead of inappropriate and tacky.

    Why is it acceptable for Rihanna to wear even less clothing than Miley and be hailed for it?? Is it because she’s beautiful?? More womanly?? I don’t get it.

    • Bridget says:

      Because Miley has chosen nakedness in a sad attempt to find an identity. Her parents truly did her a disservice – she spent her formative years performing in the Mouse House, and now will spend the rest of her life attempting to try on different persona to try to fill the emptiness inside her. Whereas with Rihanna, you might not like what she’s doing but she legitimately owns her sexuality and her body.

  54. perplexed says:

    It’s kind of hilarious that Miley got caught up in this.

    A few weeks ago when it was Taylor vs. Nicki, people were praising Miley for being smart enough not to insert itself into what Nicki was trying to say. Whoops.

  55. alicegrey12 says:

    Weird, crazy and uggy ugh ugh

  56. phlyfiremama says:

    I love Miley. I can’t help it~good or bad, she never fails to entertain!!

    • Cleo says:

      @PHYLYFITEMAMA

      Except Cyrus didn’t entertain, at all, in fact I didn’t even watch the show – I’m only interested and posting because of what Nicki Minaj said and did. Nicki is who people are talking about which is why Miley jumped on her train 3 weeks late.

  57. jferber says:

    I’d love to know this: what does, “What’s good?” mean in street language 101 (as another poster referred to it)? I also believe Nicki was right to respond to Miley on the show, though I didn’t love the “bitch” comment. Miley’s response was so awkward and defensive. And yes, the biggest breach of good manners was when Miley talked about Nicki in the first place and derided her, which she had no right to do. How in the world can this white girl respond legitimately to a black woman’s charge of racism against the industry? Yes, Miley is totally ignorant about most everything, but what gall and sheer stupidity to call out Nicki on this. Has she never heard the expression, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”? Miley should be grateful she got as far as she has on her slim talents and nepotism. So sit down Miley. You’ve been served.

    • Cleo says:

      Hey @Jerber

      Nicki was saying ‘what’s good?!’ as a way of throwing it back to Miley, ordinarily it means ‘what’s up?’ ‘what’s going on?’ in this case it was both ‘what’s up – what else you got to say now?’

  58. WinonaRyder says:

    She’s so tacky. I don’t know how anyone can take seriously.

  59. JB11322 says:

    I don’t think Miley’s comments about NM were about the “angry black women” NM is petty, thinks she’s more talented then she really is and tried to insert race into her corny music video feud.
    Why didn’t she have something to say about that tasteless Rebel Wilson joke. Like, that was an unbelievably offensive display of willful White ignorance?
    Personal opinions about Miley aside, I’m positive she gets the inside scoop and I’m confident NM has a poor reputation within the music industry. I get my black women having another Black woman’s back automatically, but NM is so played out, corny, petty, mean, confused, bitter, desperate and has not voiced concern with current race issues, just NM ‘ S race to the top (bottom) music video issues like no, she ain’t really ’bout nothing, but her fledgling, one trick ( alternating two voice, three w/autotune) career.

    Having said that:

    **** I liked Miley’s video AND the silly song****
    NM wish she could get that type of break and exposure and I’m sure she believes she deserves it. Yup, race plays a part, but her attitude and lack of charm are her real dilemma.
    I’ll see myself out.

  60. jferber says:

    Cleo, Thank you!

  61. Goodnight says:

    I wonder if Miley felt her identity as an LGBT person meant she felt like she understood racism, since LGBT people are also a minority that suffers from a lot of hate and intolerance? The two things are totally different, of course, but I’ve seen that shit before.

  62. dorp says:

    As the Award Show Host she said to another artist, “it’s just an award, it’s no big deal.” Bye Miley.