But do not be mistaken, while Minaj is cool with the Swift, she is not cool with Miley Cyrus as was attested by Minaj’s parting comments, “And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press, Miley what’s good,” after she (Minaj) had won the Best Hip-Hop Video award.
This comment, of course, was in response to the comments that Cyrus had made just days before about Minaj and Swift’s now resolved Twitter fight.
Some speculated whether or not Minaj’s comments had been staged but this does not appear to be the case as evidenced both by the look on Rebel Wilson’s face when Minaj called out Cyrus and how pissed Minaj looked when Cyrus replied with, “We’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate shit. Nicki-congratu-fucking-lations.”
Miley Cyrus kept up her streak of cultural appropriation by wearing dreads.
The Weeknd preformed “Can’t Feel My Face” and destroyed the VMAs.
Justin Bieber made his comeback and performed for the very first time in two years. SPOILER: his performance was fantastic and he cried.
Then there was Tori Kelly who performed “Should’ve Been Us” which totally rocked.
Kanye West was awarded the Vanguard award, and in a long and convoluted acceptance speech, he talked about all the shit that he got after he hijacked Taylor Swift’s award moment, how award shows are bullshit and he announced that he is running for president in 2020.
So yeah, that was the 2015 VMAs in a nutshell. May you survive until the next VMAs which will be sure (as always) to be chock-full of great, okay and terrible performances and odd and awkward antics.