Three days ago, Nicki Minaj posted numerous tweets to express her disappointment that “Anaconda” was not put up as a nomination for Best Choreography and Video of the Years at the VMAs this year. Minaj tweeted, “If I were a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well.” Both Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift became jumbled in a war of words in the cyber world.
One tweet seemed to be particularly directed at award winner Taylor Swift, that read, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” Swift replied to the tweet, saying, “@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..” Minaj afterwords claimed that the tweets were not directed to Swift in any way, and retweeted fans’ posts that were supporting her statements– although the only other artist that was nominated was Nick’s friend Beyoncé.
To try to clear up the twitter catastrophe, Swift tweeted posted an apology tweet claiming that she thought she was being called out and misspoke. Minaj accepted the apology, so the war seems to have ceased for the time being. Minaj said,”I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone. 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,'” she explained on Good Morning America.
It seems that there were no losers in this war, maybe just the misinterpretation that surrounds cyber communication this day in age.