She’s presumably alluding to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood“, the only other record-breaking video from a woman nominated for video of the year. Minaj was also nominated for multiple awards, including best female video and best hip-hop video for “Anaconda“, but felt slighted by her lack of a video of the year nom. Remember her doing that kick.
Minja’s rant continued, “U couldn’t go on social media w/o seeing ppl doing the cover art, choreo, outfits for Halloween … an impact like that & no VOTY nominations?”
Because really, who doesn’t want to know what happened with her and Bey’s video for their track, Feeling Myself??
Her barbz quickly came to her defense with one fan tweeting, which Minaj retweeted, “Anaconda was a CULTURAL PHENOMENON and it didn’t even receive a nomination??”
In addition, the Queens representative suggested when other “girls” break records with their videos they get nominations. “Feeling Myself” initially dropped as a Tidal exclusive, which meant fewer people saw the clip (at first) than if it had hit YouTube. “Even mtv did a post on the choreo @MTV remember?” Swift – a slim-bodied woman nominated for video of the year, alongside Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce – took offense at this implication. Ok love u guys I have to get ready.
Despite receiving three MTV Video Music Award nominations this morning, Nicki Minaj believes she got snubbed-and she’s not afraid to say it. Keep reppin me, do it til the death of me. I’ll be on that stage to collect my awards for vid of the year.