By Carolyn Amurao
Have Nicki Minaj and Rihanna had a falling out? That’s the question on our minds, after a not-so-friendly exchange allegedly occurred between the two stars at last night’s 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. According to a tweet from former "Real World" star Trishelle Cannatella who attended the show, Nicki had some unpleasant words for Rih during the night.
The news is confusing, considering that Nicki, Rihanna and Katy Perry snapped a smiling picture together, but according to a tweet from Cannatella, Minaj told Rihanna to “sit the f--- down” when she tried to hug her for winning Best Female Video for “Starships." While RiRi lost in the same category for “We Found Love," she eventually won Video of the Year for the same song.
So is there really some kind of feud going on or is Cannatella just trying to start rumors? In the past, Rihanna and Minaj’s relationship seemed drama-free. Even when they were shooting the video for their collaborative track, “Fly”, which features both artists side by side, Minaj was quoted as saying, “I love RiRi! I mean, when she’s not grabbing my ass, she’s a sweet girl.”
If the gossip is true, maybe Minaj was just too excited to be nice (she did say “oh my god” multiple times once she got onstage to accept her Moonman) and had an otherwise unlikely outburst. Hey, it happens.