Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift Are Besties Now

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift Are Besties Now

Former Twitter rivals open MTV VMAs with a duet.

Published August 30, 2015

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift opened the MTV VMAs on Sunday night by making nice. The formerly feuding artists — remember their very public Twitter spat over this year's nominations? — performed together for the show opener, wearing coordinated red fringed outfits.


Minaj kicked off the performance solo, singing her hit "The Night Is Still Young." A couple of minutes in, Swift elevated onto the stage and joined her. They then transitioned into Tay's chart-topper "Bad Blood" — an apt choice considering the beef between the two ladies just a few weeks ago. 

There was even a moment towards the end of the set where Tay and Nicki were gazing into each others eyes. Looks like all that bad blood is washed away in a river of love now!

With Miley Cyrus, however, not so much. Nicki and the show's host had an awkward moment, when their media war almost came to a head on stage.

Cyrus managed to wrap it up with a "congratulations" to the MC, who picked up the Hip-Hop Video Award for "Anaconda."

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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