...What just happened?
Moments after Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift publicly buried the hatchet with an epic joint performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Minaj took the stage to accept the award for Best Hip-Hop Video and throw some serious shade at ceremony host Miley Cyrus.
Beginning what seemed to be a pretty standard acceptance speech, thanking her fans and encouraging them to "follow your dreams," Minaj thanked her pastor before launching into some epic shade.
"And now, back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press," she seethed. "Miley, what's good?"
Without missing a beat, Cyrus hit back.
"Hey, we're all in this industry," she said. "We all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate s**t. Nicki, congratu-f***in'-lations."
At that point, cameras cut back to Minaj who was seen mouthing, "Don't play with me, b****."
Minaj was likely referring to a recent interview Cyrus gave to the New York Times, in which she accused the former of starting a "pop star war" when she tweeted: "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year" and "If I was a different 'kind' of artist, 'Anaconda' would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well."
Cyrus told the paper, "If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don't make it just about yourself ... Say: 'This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.'"
She also opined that Minaj lost focus of the issue at hand. "You made it about you. Not to sound like a b**ch, but that’s like, 'Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.'"
And we're just getting started, folks! In the meantime, get caught up on the Nicki-Miley beef in the video below.