Sitting through award shows often feels like a sad marathon; at least when running 26 miles, you can brag on Facebook. Every so often, though, someone at MTV's Video Music Awards pierces through the artifice of thank-you speeches and politicking to show what happens when people stop being polite and start being real. And that, friends, is when things finally start getting interesting!
At the 2015 VMAs in Los Angeles, Nicki Minaj squashed one "beef" with Taylor Swift and, not long after, took another to a new level, coming after host Miley Cyrus with the quickness and then tweeting "Lmfaoooooooooo." Minaj wasn't the first to use the award-show podium as a bully pulpit. To see where she ranks, here's our list of the 10 craziest beefs in VMA history.