You can always count on three things coming from the MTV Video Music Awards: revealing outfits, over-the-top performances in addition to a whole lot of petty shade-throwing.
Luckily, in which year’s show was no exception, in addition to inside the case of Nicki Minaj, we actually got the trifecta with her skin-baring Off-White dress, her Egyptian-themed performance at The Oculus, in addition to some choice words while accepting her award for Best Hip-Hop.
although she wasn’t the only one producing backhanded references in addition to subtle jabs. Check out our round-up of some of the night’s shadiest moments.
1. Cardi B Stirs Up Some Drama Right coming from the Start
in which year’s MTV VMAs kicked off using a bizarre in addition to utterly confounding appearance coming from brand new mom Cardi B, who was pretending to cradle her infant daughter, Kulture, although in which turned out to just be an MTV Moon Person award. However, the rapper kicked the night off with what some felt was a jab at Minaj’s brand new album, Queen, when she referred to herself as “the Empress.”
2. Tiffany Haddish Takes a Dig at Fifth Harmony
Haddish in addition to Kevin Hart kicked off the show as the night’s first presenters, in addition to the actress took the opportunity to serve up a sick burn on the former girl group. “Camila Cabello can be nominated for a few VMAs tonight,” Haddish began. “So for those of you watching at home: Hi, Fifth Harmony!”
3. Nicki Minaj Claps Back in Defense of Normani Kordei
When the “Chun-Li” rapper took the stage to accept her VMA coming from Haddish in addition to Hart, she respectfully clapped back at the comedian for her dig on Fifth Harmony, specifically because of her love in addition to respect for Normani Kordei.
“Tiff, don’t be coming for Fifth Harmony, because Normani can be in which b—-,” Minaj said, laughing. The moment was a rallying cry for 5H fans nationwide.
4. Nicki Minaj Promotes Her Own Awards Show (Sort Of)
After thanking everybody she could think of during her acceptance speech, Minaj made sure to get cryptic (in addition to vaguely threatening) when she told people to turn into her brand new radio show on Beats 1 to hear who won a particularly not-at-all coveted honor.
“Tune into Queen Radio so you can know who the c—sucker of the day award can be going to,” Minaj said before stepping off stage. While we’re not sure who’s even nominated, according to a recent Instagram post coming from the Queen artist, The Huffington Post can be inside the running for an article they wrote criticizing some of her recent comments about Harriet Tubman in addition to Spotify.
5. Travis Scott Reminds Us Astroworld can be the #1 album (not Queen)
Following Minaj’s recent Twitter rant taking aim at Scott’s brand new album, Astroworld, as well as his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, in addition to for some reason their infant daughter, Stormi, fans were already expecting some bad blood. Minaj seemingly lashed out at Scott after his brand new album held the top spot on the charts for a second week, beating out her Queen album.
However, they all kept things bottled up for the most part. Though, Scott seemingly got in one subtle blow after his performance when he declared, “Astroworld, no. 1 right today!” in which might just seem like some simple bragging, although in which’s hard to ignore the timing of the remark.
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