Nicki Minaj Tweets A Cryptic Miley Cyrus Message After That Onstage War Of Words

Minutes after the onstage war of words between host Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj at the VMAs, Minaj tweeted about what happened onstage — we're talking less than five minutes after the biting words between the two of them, meaning Minaj was quick to reach out to her fans after all the drama. A little backstory: Earlier this week, Cyrus had told The New York Times of the infamous Twitter feud between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj: "If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself. Say: 'This is the reason why I think it’s important to be nominated. There’s girls everywhere with this body type.'"

Onstage on Sunday, Minaj said: "Well, I wanna thank my beautiful fans, I love you so much. You guys are so epic and I hope that you follow your dreams all the time. Oh, you know, this is so random. You know who I want to thank tonight? My pastor. Thank you, Pastor Lydia, I love you so much. And now back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley, what’s good?"

Burn. In response, Cyrus immediately fired back: "Hey, we’re all in this industry. We all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate shit. Nicki, congratu-fucking-lations. And just because the VMAs have already started doesn’t mean the voting is done. You can still vote at home for who you think is the future of music. It’s the Artist to Watch Award.

She wasn't done there. Cyrus went on: "The past winners of this award have gone on to incredible success and the past losers of this award have still gone on to make their mark on the VMAs stage. Me. I lost this award back in 2008 and I was fine with it. Whatever. Because it’s no big deal. It’s just an award. And I persevered. So here are the nominees still vying for your vote. Congratulations, Nicki."

Ouch. Almost immediately, Nicki Tweeted:

What does it mean? One thing's for sure: Minaj wanted to reach out to her fans, first and foremost, before making any kind of public statement about what happened onstage with Cyrus.