As soon as Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus onstage at this year's Video Music Awards, it became the most talked-about moment of the entire night. Even those who didn't see it happen live immediately started speculating about whether or not it was staged and just how much Miley anticipated when she saw
For those that missed the tense exchange, read all about it here, or watch it for yourself!
No matter what camp you fall in—Team Miley, Team Nicki, or Team Nobody—most have admitted that Miley was able to deftly deflect the blame away from her pretty much at the drop of a mic.
By swiftly blaming the media, she could segue into her hosting duties and make it seem like the moment didn't really bother her.
But how did she react behind-the-scenes?
Many rumors have been flying about how both Nicki and Miley really felts about this contentious moment. Now, some unsubstantiated reports in Entertainment Weekly claim that under Miley's cool demeanor hid a totally ticked off tirade. According to an anonymous source that observed the events after the cameras shut off had this to say:
Miley stormed off stage cursing in anger after that moment.
If that's the case, I'm sure Nicki's tweet directly afterward only added insult to injury.
It'd be totally plausible if Miley really did react this way. She spent months planning to host the VMAs, and it was all supposed to be about her surprise moment when she announced her new album Miley Cyrus and Dead Petz.
For those who didn't make it to the end (or simply didn't watch at all), anything Miley intended was totally overshadowed by all that egg on her face. However, yet another anonymous source claimed that Miley wasn't angry in the slightest:
Miley wasn’t furious. There wasn’t anything malicious about all of this in the first place.
But considering the amount of damage control that's coming from both camps, I really wouldn't be surprised if these extreme emotions were really genuine.
Whatever the story, I have a feeling we're either going to have a prolonged feud until both performers drop their next albums, or we'll see them patch things up in equally public fashion.
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)