“I thought I was being called out”, Swift, 25, wrote on Thursday morning. The singer added: “I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki“.
Taylor, who is the only white woman to be nominated in the video of the year category with a video which features a variety of fashion models and slim actresses, took it as a personal attack, before extending an invite to Nicki to join her on stage. Nicki, who felt that the music video for “Anaconda” should have been nominated for Video of the Year, slammed MTV for racism and called them out on not recognizing artists of color.
Minaj and Swift traded words Tuesday on Twitter after MTV announced the nominees for the VMAs, where Swift is the leader with nine.
“I think everyone knows that Taylor has done nothing wrong in that situation”, the 24-year-old entertainer told The Daily Telegraph of his former tour-mate. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. “Maybe one of the men took your slot…”
The two quickly reiterated their love for one another, but for thousands of onlookers (and media outlets) the debates raged on – particularly about whether or not Swift was right to wade into Minaj’s discussion. Perry wrote on Wednesday evening.
Capitalizing on the take down of a woman?
The exchange between the hitmakers inspired everyone from Ed Sheeran to Bruno Mars to Kim Kardashian to react, and culminated in a shade-filled statement from the inspiration for “Bad Blood” herself, Swift’s frenemy Katy Perry.
The two singers actually have more than a little in common, including the fact that both began their music careers in Nashville.
It is also up for best art direction, best direction, best editing and best visual effects at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).