MANILA, Philippines – The MTV Video Music Award (VMA) nominations are out, and not all artists are happy with the results. Artist Nicki Minaj took to Twitter on July 22, expressing her disappointment over one of the categories:
Here are her tweets:
If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well. — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
U couldn't go on social media w/o seeing ppl doing the cover art, choreo, outfits for Halloween...an impact like that & no VOTY nomination? — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
When the "other" girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. — 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
Now Nicki never actually mentioned any names in her tweet, but singer Taylor Swift, whose star-studded "Bad Blood" music video was nominated for Video of the Year, responded, saying that she had always loved and supported Nicki, and that it was uncharacteristic of Nicki to bash other women.
@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
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
Taylor ended the exchange by inviting Nicki up on stage should she win the award.
@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
Luckily, things appear to have ended peacefully. What do you think of Taylor and Nicki's exchange? Tell us in the comments below! – Rappler.com