On a night when the top echelon of black celebrities boycotted the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj did their best to save the show.
According to gossip tabloids, Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus agreed to stage a verbal spat for the cameras -- knowing it would blow up all over social media and boost ratings.
"After all, nothing is more boring than an amicable awards ceremony," wrote the UK's Independent newspaper.
After Nicki accepted her MTV VMA award for "Anaconda", she had something to say to Miley who called her out for that staged incident with Taylor Swift on Twitter.com. You know, the one where Nicki pretended to be upset about "Anaconda" not being nominated for MTV VMA Best Video of the Year award.
"And now back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?" said Nicki, before her mic was cut.
Miley, who happened to be onstage (how convenient) replied about the media "manipulating sh*t" and twisting words. She ended with "Nicki, Congratuf*ckalations."
It worked as many of the viewers who had tuned out of the boring 2015 MTV VMA's shared memes and Gifs of the manufactured "war of words" between Nicki and Miley.
Here's MTV's contribution to the free-for-all on Twitter.com.
Still, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards was a train wreck of no-shows, terrible skits, horrible outfits, and verbal miscues.
The low points of the evening came when Beyonce, Jay Z, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and others boycotted the VMA awards. But fame whores Kim Kardashian and Kanye West showed up to soak in the spotlight.
The highlights came when bored socialites Amber Rose and Blac Chyna wore catsuits covered with every term of endearment their exes Kanye and Tyga ever called them.
Kanye was met with deafening silence when he announced his intentions to run for president of the United States in 2020.
Kim Kardashian celebrated Halloween early by wearing a brown potato sack on the red carpet.
And washed up singer Justin Bieber burst into tears like a beeyatch onstage.
Really, you couldn't ask for a better reason to turn off the television and get to know your children and loved ones better by actually speaking to them instead of texting or tweeting them.
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