When Nicki Minaj verbally attacked Miley Cyrus onstage at the 2015 MTV VMAs, people wondered whether it was staged. But, not only did a source tell E! News that the evening's host was "pissed" and incredibly caught off guard by it, cameras also caught Miley's shocked reaction, proving it was a legitimate, spur-of-the-moment call out.

Miley, of course, wasn't the only person surprised by Nicki's verbal assault, which included calling the "Wrecking Ball" singer a "bitch." Video footage now reveals the entire Cyrus family's reaction, and they were equally as stunned as Miley! The entire Cyrus family was sitting in the audience, including dad Billy Ray Cyrus, mom Tish Cyrus and even little sister Noah Cyrus.

Their reactions span from "whoa!" and "oh s--t!" to "way to go!" as Miley handled Nicki's digs with grace under pressure. "We all do interviews," Miley responded after Nicki's diss. "We all know how they manipulate s--t. Congratuf--kinglations, Nicki."

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Billy Ray even was caught taking pictures (with the flash!) of his daughter while she rehashed her now-infamous twerking moment with Robin Thicke while trying to calm down Nicki. Whether he was just a dad being proud of his daughter for hosting or wanted to document the awkward moment forever is unclear, but at least we know he has a photo on his phone of his daughter wearing dreads in her hair and not much else.

Even though she appeared to handle herself quite well onstage, our source also told us that it was an entirely different situation behind the scenes. "She stormed backstage cursing and yelling about it as she headed toward her dressing room," the insider added.

Watch the video above to see all of the Cyrus family's priceless reactions!

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