2015 MTV Video Music Awards: A Celebrity Feuds Roundup

Grab your umbrellas, it’s time of a shade roundup.

Though Taylor Swift finally settled her respective feuds with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, there were still plenty of smack-talking and spats that went down on Sunday night. From Miley Cyrus to Demi Lovato, everyone — regardless if you were actually at the ceremony or not — were getting into it with one another.

Here’s a helpful guide to exactly who fought with who during this year’s ceremony.

Miley Cyrus vs. Nicki Minaj

Was it staged? Was it real? Either way, the “shade” Minaj publicly thrown at Cyrus made good TV. While accepting an award, the “Anaconda” rapper decided to call out the VMAs hostess for the less-than-stellar remarks Cyrus made in a recent interview.

“And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day to the press,” Minaj told the crowd. “Miley, What’s good?”

A backstage camera caught Cyrus’ offscreen reaction, pin-pointing the exact moment Cyrus realized shit just hit the fan.


Miley Cyrus vs. Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper wasn’t too thrilled about the singer’s subtle racism displayed during her stint as a VMAs host. Calling Cyrus out for cultural appropriation and ignorantly using a derogatory term when referring to Snoop Dogg as her “real mammy,” Chance took to Twitter to dish out a few shady subtweets.

Demi Lovato vs. Kathy Griffin

The feud between Lovato and Kathy Griffin reignited Sunday night after the latter accused the former of lip-syncing during her performance of “Cool for the Summer.” Griffin, who once called Lovato “biggest douche celebrity” she’s ever met, shaded the songstress on Twitter. Naturally, Lovato clapped back.


Miley Cyrus vs. Parents Television Council

In a move that everyone and their moms saw coming, the Parents Television Council released a statement condemning Cyrus’ raunchy antics during the ceremony. PTC president Tim Winter deemed the singer’s multiple nip-slips and references to drug-use inappropriate. He said in a statement:

“MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization — much of it self-inflicted by the artists — and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs. MTV rated the content of the program as appropriate for a child as young as 14, though most parents of teens that age would find such a content rating preposterous. In the end, the network succeeded in what it wanted to do: stir up controversy without regard to its impact on an entertainment environment that is increasingly toxic for children.”


Franchesca Ramsey vs. Some Racist Dude

During the VMAs, MTV’s Decoded star filmed a confrontation she had with an unnamed guest who slammed the #BlackLivesMatter movement. When Empire’s Jussie Smollett shouted “black lives matter” during the ceremony, a man seated next to Ramsey yelled back, “Bullshit!” Ramsey and the guest then got into a heated debate about the topic.