Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are at war on Twitter. Things are heating up in the Twitter world after MTV revealed the nominees in the running for the Video of the Year award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The list, which includes Beyonce’s “7/11,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” and Kendrick Lamar, “Alright,” is under fire after Nicki Minaj tweeted that she felt snubbed that “Anaconda,” and “Feeling Myself,” featuring Beyonce, were not nominated.
Nicki Minaj tweeted out against the MTV Video Music Awards and said, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for video of the year.” Taylor Swift, who besides Beyonce, is the only other female nominated for Video of the Year, took the tweet personally and responded by saying, “I’ve done nothing but love and support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot..”
Really Taylor? Are we going to try to act tough now because Nicki Minaj will eat you for breakfast.
Nicki Minaj saw Taylor Swift’s tweet and responded by saying, “Huh? You must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about you. I love you just as much. But you should speak on this.” Taylor Swift then played it off like everything was cool between her and Nicki and said, “If I win, please come up with me!! You’re invited to any stage I’m ever on.”
Despite the drama, Nicki Minaj does make some valid points. Nicki Minaj’s music video for “Anaconda,” broke Vevo records and took the internet by storm. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to MTV themselves made parodies of the video, and it makes no sense for MTV not to include Anaconda in the running for Video of the Year at the 2015 MTV VMAs.
After the direct Twitter beef between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, Nicki made one more valid point that Taylor Swift fans were upset about. Nicki tweeted and said, “I’m so glad u guys get to see how this stuff works. Taylor took her music off Spotify and was applauded. We launched Tidal & were dragged.”
Again, Nicki Minaj makes a great argument here. Nicki Minaj and Beyonce launched their music video for “Feeling Myself,” on Tidal, a brand new streaming service from Jay-Z, while Taylor Swift refused to be a part of a streaming service. So Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, who were working to help create the future of music were snubbed out of a nomination, while Taylor Swift, who pulled her music from all streaming services, was granted a nomination. Something is not adding up and MTV is going to have to answer sooner or later.
What do you think of this entire situation? The “Anaconda,” music video broke internet records and took the internet by storm, but did not receive a nomination at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year. Is it because Nicki Minaj and her dancers do not fit a certain image? Let us know in the comments below.
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