Nicki Minaj labels Miley Cyrus a bitch at the VMA awards

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The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards got a little tense last night when Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus a bitch while accepting an award on stage. Cyrus was stunned and producers cut Minaj's mic but she could clearly be seen continuing to curse the Wrecking Ball singer.

Minaj was named the winner of the best hip hop music video for Anaconda, which she believed would have been nominated for video of the year had she been white. After she made her way on stage to accept the award, she quickly turned her gaze to Cyrus who was hosting the show which was held in LA.

Minaj said "And now back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?" In a recent interview with the New York Times, Cyrus had claimed that Minaj tried to highlight race issues in the music industry in an inappropriate and angry manner.

Cyrus dealt well with the confrontation despite being totally taken aback by responding "We’re all in the industry, we all do interviews, and we all know how they manipulate shit." She then got back to business and remained as professional as can be expected by introducing the next part of the show.

The race issue with Taylor Swift came up after Minaj tweeted her disappointment about not getting a Best Video nomination for Anaconda at the VMAs. The pair put aside their differences from that spat to perform together on stage twice and end the night with a hug.

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