Taylor Swift Apologizes to Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj got into a war of words on Twitter after Swift’s Bad Blood promo landed a Video of the Year nomination for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, and Minaj’s hit Anaconda did not.
Minaj suggested her video was snubbed for the top prize because it didn’t feature “women with very slim bodies”, prompting Swift to respond, “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…”
The feud rumbled on throughout Tuesday with Minaj insisting she was not singling out Swift or her video in her remarks, with Swift eventually trying to make peace by urging Minaj to join her onstage at the awards show next month, August 2015, if she wins. Then, on Thursday, July 23, 2015, Swift issued an apology.
Accepting Swift’s apology, Minaj responded.
She continued to show her gratitude with a follow up tweet.
Meanwhile, Swift’s pal Ed Sheeran has also offered up an apology to Minaj after he jumped to his pal’s defense on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, telling the Sydney Daily Telegraph, “I think everyone knows that Taylor has done nothing wrong in that situation. She didn’t nominate herself for the awards. It’s not her fault, she just made some good videos and people think they’re good.”
He added, “I think the Minaj point is a bit redundant; her point is that you have to be skinny and white to get a video of the year nomination but Beyonce’s 7/11 is in there and that is celebrating the female figure in every form.”
Sheeran insists his comments were taken out of context
BuzzFeed UK quickly responded to Sheeran’s tweets, offering to accommodate him by making changes to their article. Sheeran replied.