While presenting the award for Best Hip-Hop Song, Haddish along with Kevin Hart praised Camila Cabello and her numerous nominations at her first VMAs since Cabello left the girl band in December 2016 to pursue a solo career.
"For those of you watching at home -- hi, Fifth Harmony!" Haddish joked during the show.
(For the record: Fifth Harmony broke up in March 2018.)
Jauregui, one of the group's former members, took to her Twitter account Tuesday and wrote that she was "waiting for the day" that supporting "one woman" will not mean insulting another. Although the "Strangers" singer didn't directly reference Haddish in her tweet, fans on Twitter knew exactly who she was talking about. Jauregui then shared another missive, claiming her first tweet was meant to be "uplifting" and denied throwing any kind of "shade."
Waiting for the day when supporting one successful dope woman does not mean insult to other successful dope women. There is energy and space for us all to beautifully coexist and bless the world with our individual truths, stories and talents.✨💕✨
Jauregui also tweeted out her support for artist and friend Halsey, who didn't attend the VMAs and wasn't nominated.
Halsey, who directed all of her own music videos, previously said it didn't "feel right" to go because MTV didn't nominate her for anything. After Jauregui tweeted that Halsey "deserved" at least one nomination, a user wrote that there wasn't a "directing your own videos" category. Jauregui clapped back at the fan, saying "it's the video music awards man...lol directing is just a plus to the quality of videos she produced for her MULTIPLE hits off of #HopelessFountainKingdom."
Read all of her tweets about Halsey below.
@halsey deserved at the very least a nomination last night. Consistently directed her own videos this entire era. Not to mention her attention to detail stringing them into a story. I feel like that deserves recognition, especially in a climate where most artists don't even write
Jauregui wasn't the only artist to respond to Haddish's joke during the awards show. After the "Girl's Trip" star presented the Moon Person to Nicki Minaj, the rapper slammed Haddish's words and said shared her support for fellow Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei.
"Oh, my God. I wanna thank you guys so much," Minaj said in her acceptance speech. "Shoutout to my fans. I know they're watching. They're watching online. And don't be coming for Fifth Harmony because Normani Kordei is that bitch."
In response, Kordei thanked Minaj for "lifting" her up and sent her "love" and "congratulations."
"@NICKIMINAJ I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you," she wrote on Twitter. "You perfect queen you! Thank you for lifting me up. God is real. Now y'all know I love me some Nickiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Congratulations on tonight!!! Proud of you always."
@NICKIMINAJ I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you 🙈✨💖 You perfect queen you! Thank you for lifting me up. God is real. Now y'all know I love me some Nickiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Congratulations on tonight!!! Proud of you always