Kacey Musgraves Threw Amazing Shade At The CMAs — This GIF Is Priceless

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I’m pretty far out of the country music scene, so can someone tell me — is there some kind of beef going on between Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves? They were both at the Country Music Awards last night, and I couldn’t help but pick up some extremely frosty vibes in the air. Partly because my coworker Meg pointed it out and partly because it was ohmygod so blatantly obvious, but mostly because I’m a top-shelf celebrity detective, and you can’t sneak anything by me.

Miranda has just won Female Vocalist of the Year, and she’s onstage doing her due dilligence, pointing out what an honor it was to be nominated in the same category as all these talented women, blah blah blah. She says a few kind words to non-feminist Kelly Clarkson, gushes a little at Pinnacle Award recipient Taylor Swift, praises Carrie Underwood‘s performance…and thennnnn she gets to Kacey. She pauses for a second like she’s not gonna say anything to her at all, and then in the spirit of fairness (and also because I think you must be legally prohibited from saying anything non-positive at the CMAs), she goes for it:

“Kacey, congratulations on New Artist, that was awesome. East Texas girls gotta stick together.”

Short, to the point, polite, fun, sure. But then it cuts to Kacey’s face at 2:58 and ohmygod she is ICE COLD. Deadpan. If looks could kill. Throw that shade — no mercy. I haven’t seen a glare like that since Tommy Lee Jones at the Golden Globes last year. It’s amazing. Start watching at 2:38 to get the full effect.

What the hell happened between these two? This can’t all be about jealousy over Miranda winning the award. Did Miranda kill Kacey’s prize show pony? Or run her tractor into a crick? Or sleep with her lyin’ cheatin’ schemin’ husband? (Remember earlier when I said I didn’t know much about the country music scene? That was a true fact.) Regardless of what happened, I’ll just be at my desk watching this amazing GIF for the rest of the day. BRUTAL.

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    • Jenny

      I was surprised too because I have absolutely NO clue whether they have a problem with each other. I mean, Kacey has written a few of Miranda’s songs, so……whaaat?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        So weird. I say we get to the bottom of this.

      • u get what u get

        Yep you are right. Miranda got up there, pauses to think of what to sat to Kacey and says “we east texas girls have to stick together”? Really, not like congrats on your win and thanx for writting Momas broken heart…that I stole and have no intention of making credit of that dong to you… karma…lets see Miranda in the future…..

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    • Meredith Hirt

      Maybe she was channeling Kristen Stewart…?

    • Katie

      Ooooh Taylor’s
      “wwhhhaaaaa???? meeeee?????? whaaaa???????”

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Kacey would KILL IT at those living painting festivals.

    • jking513

      Is it just me, or is anyone else skeeved out by the blonde behind her?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I’m still too distracted by being obsessed with Kacey Musgraves to even notice.

      • Kate Schroeder

        Kacey Musgraves is basically my idol at this point

    • abcwelch

      Kacey wrote the song, Not My Mama’s Broken Heart that Miranda sings!

    • Alana

      That is not the correct use of the term “throwing shade”. If you’re going to steal gay slang, at least use it correctly.

    • elle

      According to my mom who loves country music Casey did NOT want Miranda to have not my mamas broken heart. My mom made it seem like Miranda basically had to call in every favor she had to get that song and Casey was not happy.Maybe she just perma hates her now?

    • Joyce Lane

      Why wouldn’t you want Miranda to sing a song you participated in writing? There’s politics in country music just like any other form of entertainment. KM is a good singer but any woman in that category would’ve beat her out of that win even if Miranda wasn’t nominated.

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