Skip Nav
Award Season
6 Moments That Prove Bradley and Gaga's Friendship Is the True Star of Award Season
The Royals
Kate Middleton Is Hitting the Ground Running in 2019 — See Her Best Moments So Far
Celebrity Kids
Reese Witherspoon's Family Ski Vacation Looks Like a Winter Wonderland Dream
The Royals
Prince William Turns the Tables as He Leads a Discussion on the Future of the Planet
Meghan Markle Serves Avocado Toast
The Royals
Meghan Markle Served Up Avocado Toast on Silver Plates, and People Are Losing It

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Whispering at 2018 VMAs

Fans Are Dying to Know What Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Were Whispering About at the VMAs

Image Source: John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande had a pretty busy run during Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards. They both spent some time slaying the red carpet before separately hitting the stage to perform singles from their recently released albums — but none of that stopped the besties and frequent collaborators from catching up on small talk in the middle of the show. During the commercial break that followed Nicki's best hip-hop award acceptance speech, the two were seen having a pretty animated conversation with each other, one that included a little bit of giggling from Ariana and a whole lot of side-eye from Nicki. Naturally, the inquiring minds of the internet are now dying to know what this conversation was about.

Could they possibly have been talking about Tiffany Haddish's Fifth Harmony joke? Or maybe Nicki was telling Ariana who she ruthlessly shaded during her acceptance speech. Some fans assume the artists were gossiping about Travis Scott, who was seated relatively close to them. Nicki's most recent album, Queen, debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200, behind Scott's Astroworld, and both artists made headlines after Nicki took to Twitter to allege that Scott's girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, was partly behind the success of his album after she promoted his tour via Instagram last week.

Nicki later cleared things up on her end and claimed that the comments she made about her album sales were mostly sarcastic, but by then, the internet had already taken this and ran with it. Once the rapper was seen via MTV's live stream having a seemingly intense discussion with Ariana, many assumed that the topic was Travis and Kylie.

ADVERTISEMENT

Although — and hear me out on this one — it's likely that the friends were just having a conversation about being literal queens.

We'll likely never know exactly what the friends were talking about during Monday night's show, but we can all probably agree that we'd hate to be the person on the other end of that side-eye.

From Our Partners
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Award Season Pictures
Tony Bennett's Reaction to Lady Gaga's Oscar Nominations
What Oscars Is Black Panther Nominated For?
Reactions to Bradley Cooper's Best Director Oscar Snub 2019
Oscar Nominations Snubs 2019
Oscar Nominations 2019
BAFTA Rising Star Winners
Celebrities at the Producers Guild Awards 2019
BAFTA Awards Pictures
Who Is Performing at the 2019 Grammys?
Anne Hathaway on the 2019 Oscars Host Controversy
What Is on the A Star Is Born DVD Extras?
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds