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"Gun in my purse, b*tch I came dressed to kill...."

On July 21st, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to release her frustrations with the MTV VMAs nominations. Minaj is largely upset that her music video "Anaconda" was not nominated for Best Choreography and Best Video of the Year when it definitely should have been. Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" hit 19.6 million views in the first 24 hours breaking all previous VEVO records. The next to break Minaj's VEVO records was Taylor Swift which is why when Minaj refers to "girls" in her tweets, it's why many think is ultimately a poke at Swift. The "Anaconda" video caused a media storm filled with men sexualizing Minaj, women critiquing, thousands of memes, celebrity mockery, and Minaj risking her self image. Everyone who was anyone talked about that video and was OBSESSED. However, MTV Video Music Awards still didn't nominate her video. Ridiculous.
This isn't the first time a video that deserved a nomination was snubbed. Katy Perry's "Roar" was not nominated last year when the view count for her video broke multiple records. She took to Twitter last year prior to the awards upset over the nominations. It has now opened the gates for all artists to feel comfortable to use their voice to call out the award show when they know they deserved a nomination.
Minaj called out the award show saying that she has done everything the other nominees have done in her series of tweets but because she is black, she's been discriminated against and everyone knows it :

It all started out with Minaj pointing out the flaws in how nominees are selected...

Then Taylor Swift swooped in and reprimanded Minaj's tweets in the stance of faux-feminism.

Minaj responded proving that Swift was in the wrong. Swift tried to make it about herself completely missing Minaj's point.

And yet in all of the chaos, Kim Kardashian still managed to get involved...

Ryan Seacrest jumped in siding with Swift which led to a swarm of attacks at Seacrest. He eventually deleted his tweet that victimized Swift and made Minaj look like she was attacking and weak. Yikes.

And then Meek Mill thought it'd also be appropriate to throw shade at Drake. Horrible timing.

Of course Bruno Mars tried to lighten the situation by launching a fake Twitter fight against Ed Sheeran. Aaron Paul invited the girls to pancakes. Indirectly, they were all mocking the girls and their behavior. They got to sit back and watch the show unfold...

Katy Perry favorited Bruno Mar's tweet amidst the criticism of Taylor Swift. SHOCKER.

"Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it."

Fans are NOT HAPPY with the nominations or Taylor Swift. In the past, Best Music Video of the Year is the top award for genre-defining videos. It's been given to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance", Katy Perry's "Firework", Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)", and Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U" in the past. Minaj is simply pointing out that nominations should be given and awarded to artists who are getting it based off of achievement. That's what an award show is for.
Do you think Minaj is in the right? I think so.
Tay is a fail, imo. I found her tweets to be vapid and condescending. Minaj was right. love Kim's black eye for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I LOVE NICKI. I feel like she's so much smarter than people give her credit for, and seeing people just sort of shut down her opinion - whether it's Taylor or the media - is kind of obnoxious and taletelling of just how imbalanced and unfair the industry treats people.
@marshalledgar @danidee I agree with both of you completely, no matter what happens through all of this I'll still be team Nicki \(^-^)/
Personally, I think everyone needs to back up for a minute and chill. Instead of pointing fingers at everyone else, did anyone consider to confront the people who CHOSE the nominated videos? I didn't watch the VMAs, so idk who was all in it. I'm sorry Nicki didn't get the recognition she felt she earned.
both these heffers are stupid, its just the VMA's. Minaj got caught talking shit/ hating and got called out on it, which in result is changing the story and making it seems like she's all righteous with valid points (which work to her favor, cant disagree with that) and Swift should have just not tweeted, her attempt to stick up for herself failed and she also offend Minaj with that whole "stand next to me while a get MY award". in the end they're both dumb and there stunt worked cause we're all talking about them........just saying haha
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