It’s Taylor vs. Nicki — and Taylor is wrong

23 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bruno Mars Jokingly Picks a Fight With Ed Sheeran After Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Twitter Misunderstanding.

What the hell happened on Twitter last night? The MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced earlier that morning, and Nicki Minaj was none too pleased to learn that some of her music videos—including “Anaconda” and “Feelin’ Myself”—were snubbed in major categories like Video of the Year. In a week that has witnessed Rachel Dolezal’s return, the Ashley Madison hack and those Gawker resignations, we didn’t need any more garbage news – and it’s only Wednesday.

The host of the August 30 gala in Los Angeles will be singer Miley Cyrus, who at the 2013 awards stripped down to a flesh-colored bikini and twerked with Robin Thicke — adding to her notoriety but also bringing the bottom-thrusting dance move into the mainstream. After the “white media” noticed a possible feud brewing, Minaj tweeted, “Nothing I said had to do with Taylor.” Realizing her misunderstanding, Swift wrote, “@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! She noted that her video for “Anaconda” — which is dominated by twerking — broke what was then a record for first-day views and turned into a popular meme for Halloween costumes.

Rather, she shared her thoughts about the suckerpunch feeling we’ve all experienced when we’ve lost out on something that we worked for and wanted. Swift broke Minaj’s first-day view record with “Bad Blood,” in which the 25-year-old pop superstar appears as an action hero with a bevy of fellow stars including actress Jessica Alba and model Cindy Crawford. Mars retweeted her and added, “SHOW YOURSELF!!! @edsheeran.” Sheeran, who is 5-foot-8, proved to be a worthy opponent, telling the 5-foot-5 “Locked Out of Heaven” singer, “@BrunoMars any way we do dis you gon’ come up short.” Mars wrote, “That Cut deep..U always know how to sheer me to the core. In addition to “Bad Blood,” Swift was nominated in two categories for “Blank Space,” in which she plays a romantic villain feuding with a lover at a mansion.

But it was Minaj’s comments about how “the ‘other’ girls” release record-breaking videos and earn nominations that created a ripple of tension and misunderstanding. The racial dynamics of the nominations mirrored a debate at the latest Grammys where critics questioned the four nominations given to white Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, although she ultimately went home empty-handed. When the “other” girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination.

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