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2015 VMA: Nicki Minaj beefs with Miley Cyrus on stage

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

The draw of the MTV's VMAs isn't (and probably hasn't ever been) the music videos. This year, it's been the fights. Prior to the show, we witnessed a Taylor Swift/Nicki Minaj feud that melted the internet. That was followed by a Drake and Meek Mill beef that just made everyone laugh and feel old. While those two were resolved (one much much less embarrassing for Meek Mill than the other), there was still one unresolved leading up to the VMAs: Miley Cyrus versus Nicki Minaj.

Cyrus, the host this year, had accused Minaj of making her snub all about Minaj. "If you want to make it about race, there's a way you could do that. But don't make it just about yourself," Cyrus told the New York Times on August 27.

Those words seemingly carried over to the show when Minaj, after accepting her award said: "And now back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me in the press."



Cyrus then said her words were manipulated by the press, shouted more indirect jabs at Minaj, and went back to hosting the show.

That's mildly juicy, right? The whole exchange is pretty awkward, but that might be because these women might be better musicians than actresses. Further, MTV did tout catfights and "girl beef" being resolved — possibly signaling that there might be a Cyrus-Minaj performance in the works.

We'll keep you updated.

WATCH: Nicki Minaj's performance featuring Taylor Swift