Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift had quite the Twitter exchange on Tuesday night.
The mini feud started after Nicki expressed her disappointment via the social media website that her video for “Anaconda” or “Feeling Myself” did not get a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Video of the Year.
@MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or,” Minaj tweeted. “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well.”
She added, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”
Nicki didn’t make clear who she was specifically talking about, but the nominees include Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar. And of the group, it was Taylor who jumped to defense and responded to Nicki’s tweets.
“@nickiminaj I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to put women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.”
Nicki tweeted back:
“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 @taylorswift.” The rapper added, “@taylorswift13 I’m still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear.”
And in a tweet that was apparently quickly deleted, Swift tweeted:
“@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You’re invited to any stage I’m ever on.”
Sound off: Does Nicki make a valid point?
The MTV VMAs, which will be hosted by Miley Cyrus, will air live on Aug. 30. on MTV from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Fans can now cast their votes online.
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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