Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj Trade Remarks Over VMA Snub
Hell broke loose yesterday after the announcement of the VMA nominations. While Nicki Minaj’s video “Anaconda” was nominated for Best Hip Hop Video and Best Female Performance, the video was not selected for Best Video of the year.
With Barbz in tow, Minaj took to Twitter to announce her displeasure with the lack of nomination. One of the victims caught in the crossfire was Taylor Swift.
“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” Minaj posted to Twitter.
Pop titan Taylor Swift - whose video “Bad Blood” was nominated caught wind of the subtweet and responded with a tweet of her own.
“@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..” said Swift. Minaj didn’t appreciate the reply, and followed up with more strong statements on the matter.
“Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn't say a word about u.” Nikki followed the tweet up with a screenshot from @kingcaleb stating “It’s not even shade to the other artists. It’s just that Nikki is getting snubbed for doing the same things they are winning awards for.”
Minaj then posed a question to Swift, saying “@taylorswift13 I'm still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear... “
Seeing that this conversation could get out of hand, Swift looked to take the high road (somewhat) and looked to end the discussion before things went too deep. “@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on.” said Swift.
A bit of shade thrown by Swift in that final tweet? hmmm..