Cyrus, 22, had earlier said in an interview that the 32-year-old “Anaconda” hitmakers’s comments about the show’s nomination process were not polite, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Minaj took to the stage to accept her award and said, “You know who I want to thank tonight? My pastor. I love you so much. And now, back to this b**** that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley what’s good?”
Cyrus, who won Video of the Year in 2014 for “Wrecking Ball”, was apparently caught off-guard by Minaj’s comments.
“We’re all in this industry. We all do interviews. We all know how they manipulate. Nicki, congratulations,” she said.
The “When I Look At You” singer said she lost an award in 2009 but was fine with it and congratulated Minaj.
Moments after her remarks, the rapper tweeted “Lmfaooooooooooooo” with a trio of heart-eye emojis.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 31, 2015
According to a source the confrontation was real and not staged.