Celebrity Feuds That Played Out at the VMAs: Kanye West vs Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj vs Miley Cyrus and More


Riya Arya

No doubt, MTV Video Music Awards is best known for popular celebrities feuds. Many feuds between celebrities have been captured that created a controversial moments on stage. Wanna know about more? Keep reading this article.

Celebrity Feuds That Played Out at the VMAs

Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West (2009)

Everyone has witnessed the moment when Taylor Swift won the award, as a reaction to it Kanye West went on stage, asked for justice for Beyoncé after Taylor Swift won the Best Female Video award in September 2009. “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” created feud between them. Also read about Who is Taylor Swift Dating and Kanye West Net Worth Now

The duo wrote diss tracks about each other, but all seemed well between them at the 2015 VMAs when Swift presented the rapper with the Video Vanguard Award. However, Kardashian claimed taylor is playing victim card for the sake of public attention.

Fiona Apple vs. The Awards (1997)

Fiona Apple won the award after she was announced as the Best New Artist winner. She didn’t prepare for any speech and hence she wanted the moment to be candid,

“Oh man, oh man. I didn’t prepare a speech and I’m sorry but I’m glad that I didn’t because I’m not going to do this the way that everybody else does it.”

“Everybody out there that’s watching this world: this world is bulls–t. And you shouldn’t model your life around what we think is cool, and what we’re wearing and we’re saying and everything. Go with yourself.” She continued.

However, she got trolled for her speech.

Eminem vs. Moby (2002)

It was in 2002 when the feud between them happened during the 2002 VMAs. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog told Moby a joke about Eminem’s past comments. He warned to fight Moby on the stage. Also read about Eminem Net Worth 

Russell Brand vs. the Jonas Brothers (2008)

In 2008, Brans teased Jonas brothers saying, “Jonas Brothers is a pop group made up of young men who deliberately don’t have sex with their fans,”.

Later on, Brand apologized. On respond to it, Nick Jonas said in an interview “For us, it’s cool to see that he recognizes we are gentleman,”. Don’t forget to check Nick Jonas Net Worth

Taylor Swift vs. Harry Styles (2013)

Taylor swift won the Best Female Video award for Red single in 2013 and said, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” hinting at the One Direction heartthrob in the audience. “I also want to thank the person who inspired this song because he knows exactly who he is,” she added. Do you know Taylor Used Harry As An Inspiration To Write Songs

Celebrity Feuds That Played Out at the VMAs

Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus (2015)

Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus had issues with one other before the award show even began. Cyrus was the host of the 2015 event, stated during an interview with The New York Times, “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite,”  Also read about Who Is Nicki Minaj Dating?

When Minaj won the Best Hip-Hop Video, she called Cyrus out on stage, “And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press, Miley, what’s good?”

Celebrity Feuds That Played Out at the VMAs

Machine Gun Kelly vs Conor McGregor (2021)

The rapper and the fighter were spotted fighting on the red carpet of the 2021 VMAs. According to reports, it began when McGregor asked for a photo with Kelly. However he said, “This is totally false. No photo request.”

Lizzo vs. Aries Spears (2022)

Lizzo referred to Minaj’s words to Cyrus when calling out rapper Aries Spears at the 2022 VMAs. “And now, to the bitches that got something to say about me in the press,”

“You know what, I’m not gonna say nothing, They be like, Lizzo, why don’t you clap back? Cause bitch, I’m winning, hoe,” she said. “Big bitches winning, hoe! Best revenge is your paper, bitch”.


It was all about Music Awards’ controversies and feuds between celebrities. The controversy between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus was shocking wheh the actress was hosting the awards and, dissed the Starships rapper in an interview with The New York Times. “And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press,” said on the VMAs stage during the live broadcast. Which controversy did you find the most shocking?

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