Nicki Minaj stopped by Good Morning America on Friday morning and addressed she and Taylor Swift’s recent mini Twitter feud about the MTV VMA nominations.
Earlier this week, the ladies had a disagreement after Nicki’s video for “Anaconda” was not nominated for Video of the Year.
Following a slew of tweets posted by Nicki suggesting that artists with “slim” bodies” will be nominated, Taylor jumped to defense and shamed the female rapper for putting women against women.
“I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone, so, she was super super sweet and she apologized,” the rapper told Lara Spencer. “She said ‘look, I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying and now I get it. So we are all good.”
When asked what Nicki meant when she tweeted, “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, ‘Anaconda’ would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well,” the rapper responded: “I posted something on my Instagram and it just showed the stats of other videos that had been nominated previously and it just seemed to be a lititle funny business going on.”
She continued, “‘Anaconda’ had such a huge cultural impact and on top of that we broke the Vevo record. So this my third time breaking the Vevo record and “Anaconda” therefore should’ve been nominated. And I do think if it was one of the pop girls they would have had many nominations for it … I think I got two nominations for “Anaconda” for female and for hip hip. But it should’ve been for the year.”
The 31-year-old added, “I think that we just have to have both images for girls,” Nicki told Spencer. “We can’t have only one type of body being glorified in the media because it just makes girls more insecure than we already are.”
As for whether or not fans can expect another “beautiful” collaboration with Nicki and Taylor, the female MC is open. “I’m sure we can. You know why? Because it takes a big person to do what Taylor did and everyone sometimes speaks out of turn. I’ve been there, sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate and then we just talk.
The rapper added, “It was big of her to come and say that and so yes, we spoke for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone it’s over you guys.”
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Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract
Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.
Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four and clarified what really happened.
“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained. “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”
H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”
After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”
She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.
They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.
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