At the MTV Video Music Awards last month, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift provided some of the most triumphant and, more importantly, the most shady moments of the night.
Now, with all three nominated for Best Female at the MTV European Music Awards next month, we are desperately and unabashedly hoping to see lightning strike twice.
To refresh your memory: Swift and Minaj famously sparred on Twitter over the Video of the Year nominees, only to bury the hatchet with a surprise joint performance during the ceremony's opening moments. Cyrus, who hosted the event, shaded both Minaj and Swift in various pre-show interviews, only to be called out live on stage as Minaj accepted an award.
"And now, back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press," Minaj seethed. "Miley, what's good?"
The deliciously cringe-worthy moment was captured from multiple angles, with Cyrus' horrified reaction squashing any and all speculation that the stunt was premeditated.
If Cyrus' past behavior is any indication (remember when she appeared to light up a joint on stage at the 2014 EMAs?), there should be plenty of shenanigans in store when the MTV EMAs go down on Oct. 25 in Milan, Italy. As for the trifecta's Best Female competition -- Ellie Goulding and Rihanna round out the list nominees.
Swift could have an edge, though. The 25-year-old is up for a record-breaking nine nominations this year (Rihanna previously held the record with eight at the 2012 ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany) including Best Song, Best Video and the brand new Best Collaboration category.
Hot on her heels is Justin Bieber, who is nominated for six EMAs including Best Pop, Best Male and (questionably, in our opinion) Best Look.
Re-live the weirdest moments from this year's VMAs in the player below, including Bieber's post-performance meltdown, and vote for your favorite EMA nominees here.