Taylor backpedaled once she released she was not the target. She posted an apology on Twitter saying,
"I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry Nicki."
MTV released the nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Awards and Nicki Minaj did not get the nomination she feels she deserved. So she jumped on Twitter to sound off about "other" females getting all the awards...
When the "other" girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Though she never stated which “girls” she was talking about, plenty of people assumed she meant Taylor Swift, who’s up for nine awards this year, including video of the year for Bad Blood (which went on to break Minaj’s Vevo record).
Taylor Swift ended up feeling a certain way. She fired back at Nicki...
@NICKIMINAJ I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot..— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
Minaj responded, attempting to clarify her view that “black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it”. She raised valid points.
Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn't say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this. @taylorswift13— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
I'm not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it. https://t.co/2xOvJzBXJX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
I'm so glad u guys get to see how this stuff works. Taylor took her music off spotify and was applauded. We launched Tidal & were dragged.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Taylor then tried to smooth things over...
@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
Do you get were Nicki is coming from?
Amidst all of that, somehow Nicki's boyfriend and fellow rapper, Meek Mill, went on his own Twitter tantrum that ended up bashing Nicki's team member, Drake.
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