Tiffany Haddish might have landed herself smack dab in the middle of some pop music beef at last night’s “MTV Video Music Awards” after delivering a vicious burn on Fifth Harmony.
The “Girls Trip” star joined fellow comedian Kevin Hart to announce the recipient of Best Hip Hop Video, but before revealing the winner, Haddish decided to roast some of those in attendance, and those watching from home.
After taking shots at DJ Khaled, celebrity engagements, and the cast of “Jersey Shore”, Haddish turned her attention to Camila Cabello, whose name she had trouble pronouncing.
“Camila Cabellelo… Cabello… You know I can’t read that. I only speak English and that’s mostly in ebonics,” she joked.
Haddish praised the Cuban-American singer on her impressive five nominations, before taking aim at her former girl group: “So for those of you watching at home…. Hi, Fifth Harmony!”
“She went there,” Hart chimed in, as the camera cut to the shocked reaction of Cabello and the rest of the audience.
However, when Nicki Minaj took to the stage to collect the Best Hip Hop award, the “Chun-Li” rapper called out Haddish and defended Fifth Harmony.
“Tiff don’t be coming for Fifth Harmony because Normani is that b***h!” Minaj warned, sticking up for the former band member whose song “Love Lies” is currently no. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The audience erupted in cheers at Minaj’s comment and social media also lit up with praise for the singer defending her friend.
Normani herself thanked Minaj for “lifting her up” on Twitter. “You perfect queen,” she wrote.
Earlier in the night, Minaj performed a medley of songs from her new album Queen. Meanwhile, Cabello would go on to win Artist and Video of the Year.