It's Taylor Swift versus Nicki Minaj as the pop singer entered in a war of words with the rap star.
Minaj felt snubbed by the MTV Video Music Award nominations. The video for Swift’s song "Bad Blood" was nominated for video of the year, while Minaj’s "Anaconda" was overlooked.
Minaj reacted to the slight by posting on Twitter.
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
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year ?????????????— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Swift, who apparently took Minaj’s tweet personally, fired back.
@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 then responded:
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
Swift then attempted to clear the air.
@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
Meanwhile, Swift posted an Instagram video to show how she got in shape for her "Bad Blood" video.
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