Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift End Feud, Share the Last Laugh
“Hey, we cool?”
“I’m Taylor Swift.”
“O rite. Then we’re good!”
“Lol. Wanna be in a new music video?”
Nicki Minaj declared before her Good Morning America performance on Friday that her feud with T-Swift has come to an end. The two singers had been exchanging words since the 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominations were released Tuesday when Minaj ranted on Twitter about “Feeling Myself” getting snubbed.
ICYMI, Swift responded to one of her Tweets when she mistakenly conceived that Minaj was throwing shade on “Bad Blood”:
@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 was confused: http://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623618047673106433 Apparently so was Swift, who quickly apologized: http://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/624240681750536192 Now Minaj tells GMA’s Lara Spencer that they were “cracking up laughing on the phone” afterwards to clear up the air off of social media.
“She was super, super sweet and she apologized. She said, ‘Look, you know I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying, but now I get it, so we’re all good.'”
The rapper went on to explain that she felt slighted by the nominations based on statistics collected on her video for “Anaconda”. “I posted something on my Instagram and it just showed the stats of other videos that had been nominated previously, and it just seemed to be a little funny business going on,” she said.
Marie Claire, thank u ❤️ Time Magazine, The Guardian, New York Times, Complex, Vibe, Karen Civil, TV Guide, etc. The list goes on of news/media outlets who used their voice to help me make a very obvious point. Thank you so much. Nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn’t credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others. We are huge trendsetters, not second class citizens that get thrown crumbs. This isn’t anger. This is #information. It’s all love to MTV. Kisses to my fans and thank you for my 3 nominations. #ThePinkprintTOUR tonight in VA! Over 15 thousand people. I can’t wait to see u guys. 😘❤️
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“‘Anaconda’ had such a huge cultural impact, and … we broke the Vevo record. This is actually my third time breaking the Vevo record and ‘Anaconda’ therefore should have been nominated.”
Minaj claims that her rant was targeted towards body image in the music industry, asserting that “very slim” females who look like Swift tend to dominate over those with bodies like hers. She tells Spencer, “We can’t have only one type of body being glorified in the media because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are.”
At the end of their spat, Minaj is considering a collaboration with New York’s grand ambassador feeling appreciation for Swift’s maturity.
“It takes a big person to do what Taylor did and everyone sometimes speaks out of turn, you know? I’ve been there. Sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate and then we just talk, so it was big of her to come out and [apologize].”
Will it be “Truffle Blood”? “Itty Bitty Blank Space”??
Well, one can dream.