Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj Friends Again After Twitter Row
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj have buried the hatchet following their Twitter row over the MTV VMA nominations.
Taylor Swift has admitted she misunderstood Nicki Minaj’s initial tweets, which attacked the music industry for favoring white females.
The singer wrote: “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, then misspoke, I’m sorry, Nicki.”
Nicki Minaj has accepted her apology by tweeting back: “That means so much Taylor, thank you.”
It all started after Nicki Minaj voiced her disappointment at Anaconda not getting a nomination for video of the year.
“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” she wrote.
“When the <<other>> girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination.”
This spurred Taylor Swift into action, who felt the comment was directed at her getting a nod for her Bad Blood video, which includes a lot of slim white females.
“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 wrote.
This confused Nicki Minaj who replied: “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.”
Nicki Minaj said she wasn’t attacking Taylor Swift personally, but was trying to highlight the challenges minority artists face getting the same recognition.
Other celebrities then got involved in the Twitter row, including Katy Perry.
Katy Perry, who is widely thought to be the inspiration behind Bad Blood, wrote: “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…”