Sunday night’s 2015 VMA’s at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles was the most anticipated Video Music Award show for several reasons: there was a good mixture of music, reconciling, and shade throwing; there was a best dress and beat faces; and we even had Nicki Minaj cursing out Miley Cyrus live on TV. Celebrity drama and feuding artists kept everyone on the edge of their seats. On top of that, viewers had the ever so enthusiastic, crotch grabbing, pigtail and nipple pasty wearing Miley Cyrus, host the show.
Nicki Minaj kicked off the show, and brought out “Bad Blood” singer, Taylor Swift. It was nice to see them smiling together, after their mini twitter feud. Back in July, Taylor Swift announced her Video of The Year Award nomination via Twitter. Then, Nicki Minaj tweeted, “Lol, you guys, did we miss the deadline?” Of course there had to be a misunderstanding if her “Feeling Mysellf” video featuring Beyonce wasn’t nominated. For sure, the judges had to be sipping something after overlooking her record breaking booty anthem, “Anaconda” which broke records on Vevo, gaining 19.6 million views in 24 hours. “When the “other” girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year”, Nicki said. Although Nicki wasn’t referring to her, Taylor Swift responded anyways saying “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot”. Nicki was confused as to why Taylor misconstrued her tweet.
“Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this. I’m still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear…”, said Nicki.
They both eventually called it truce. Then, the fabulous duo shared the stage at the 2015 VMA’s performing “The Night Is Still Young” and “Bad Blood”.
It wasn’t surprising to see Miley Cyrus with barely any clothing on. She made several wardrobe changes or shall I say accessory changes. It seems as though Miley wants to be the new Madonna and she won’t let anyone get in the way with that. Hey, if her father, Billy Ray Cyrus is cool with her wardrobe and raunchy demeanor, then who are we to judge. Just kidding, we’re the critics, and that’s what we do. When Miley is sticking out her tongue, grabbing her crotch, and straddling wrecking balls, it’s all to gain attention. She has grown into a rarely different character from her past Hannah Montana stage and that’s normal. It seems as though Miley removed her cocoon and grew into a unique butterfly. Miley has done a great job with using her boobs in effort to support the “Free The Nipple” equality movement. Free The Nipple campaigns the double standards pertaining to female oppression and censorship.
Through the night Miley rocked a candy rapper, suspenders, a chandelier, Kylie Jenner’s lips, cotton balls, nipple pasties and a load of metallic and sequins. Yes, she really wore little to nothing. That’s not shocking, but what is was shocking is how well she handled Nicki Minaj unexpectedly calling her out on stage. Sources say that Nicki was joking when she cursed out Miley for speaking about her in an interview with The New York Times. Miley didn’t respect Nicki for her tweets about the Video of The Year nominations. She felt that Nicki didn’t have the right to make it about herself and that she attempted to start a pop star against pop star war. That’s ridiculous for Miley to say because Taylor is the one who made it about herself by tweeting Nicki Minaj as if her name was ever mentioned by her.
Towards the end of Nicki’s acceptance speech for best Hip-Hop Video, she called out Cyrus by saying, “Back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press! Miley what’s good?” By Miley’s frown and nervous twirl of her hair, there was no telling she took Nicki’s shots by surprise. However, she was able to follow through with her hosting duties, but not before saying “We’re all in this industry. We all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate sh*t. Nicki, congratuf*cklations.”