Miley Cyrus‘ family – like viewers – were shocked when Nicki Minaj called their daughter out onstage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus’ Family Reaction To Nicki Minaj At VMAs

After accepting her VMA for Best Hip-Hop Video for “Anaconda” Sunday night, Minaj turned it over to Cyrus. “And now… back to this b—h that had a lot to say about me in the press,” Minaj said. “Miley, what’s good?” After her mic was turned off, Minaj could be seen mouthing, “Don’t play with me b—h.”

Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus, as well as Cyrus’ siblings Noah, Brandi and Braison, were watching on from the audience and didn’t know quite what to make of the exchange.

Cyrus, who apparently didn’t see the confrontation coming either, took a minute to respond to the rapper. Eventually, she diplomatically offered, “We’re all in this industry. We all do interviews. We all know how they manipulate s–t. Nicki, congratu-f–kinglations.”

After Miley replied to Minaj and segued into her next introduction, Tish was spotted awkwardly smiling to two women sitting in front of her and then mouthing, “Oh my God,” to her husband. As for Billy Ray, he decided it was a good time to take a picture of his daughter.

While some say that Cyrus headed backstage in a rage, others say that’s not the case. “Miley wasn’t furious,” a source told Entertainment Weekly. “There wasn’t anything malicious about all of this in the first place.”

As for Minaj, she had reacted to the exchange on Twitter with laughter.

The drama between Cyrus and Minaj started when the former decided to weigh in on the latter’s Twitter spat with Taylor Swift. Cyrus believed that Minaj could have been more “polite” in how she went about talking about racism in the music industry. She also criticized the rapper for complaining about not getting nominated for Video of the Year.

Despite there being some bad blood between Cyrus and Minaj, Swift and Minaj appeared to be on perfectly good terms, as they even performed together on the VMA stage.