Okay, the 2015 Video Music Awards are already the BEST THING EVER. Nicki Minaj opened the show and proved her beef with Taylor Swift is SO over by inviting the singer onstage with her for a surprise performance — and it was totally epic!
Taylor Swift, 25, is ending feuds left and right this weekend! Following her and Nicki Minaj’s major Twitter beef over the Video Music Awards, the stars united for a beyond amazing performance to open the award show. BEST. THING. EVER!
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The rapper was slated to open the show, but halfway through her performance, she totally SHOCKED the crowd and viewers when Tay rose up from underneath the stage with a massive smile on her face. The “Style” singer joined Nicki on vocals for “The Night Is Young,” and then things got even MORE amazing when they went into a rendition of Taylor’s hit “Bad Blood.”
The performance has major significance, because when the VMA nominations came out, Nicki went OFF on Twitter…and Taylor thought she was shading her! When Nicki wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year, she tweeted, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” Considering Taylor’s “Bad Blood” featured a ton of skinny models, the 25-year-old thought the comment was directed right at her, and wrote back, “I’ve done nothing but love and support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot..”
The pair went back and forth about the issue, and Tay eventually apologized, and the ladies had an important phone call, eventually becoming friends once again. Well, clearly the “Bad Blood” is over between these two now!
It’s great timing, too, because Taylor also ended an alleged feud with Avril Lavigne by inviting her onstage in San Diego, California on Aug. 29 to sing a duet of her 2002 hit “Complicated”. Taylor also showed up to the VMAs with her whole e squad of girlfriends, so it’s clear to say that, even at the beginning of the show, the 25-year-old is already the star of the night. And can we also discuss how Nicki TOTALLY slayed during her performance?!
— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Nicki and Taylor performing together at the VMAs?