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Earlier in the week Taylor Swift dared to step on that third rail of race when Nicki Minaj whined that black women are not given their due in pop culture after her video for “Anaconda,” a porn-worthy expose on the delights of the derriere, and with lyrics laced with about twenty N-Bombs for good measure, wasn’t nominated for in the best video category.
Minaj, who is one of THE MOST successful women in pop/hip-hop history may have not realized one thing: maybe she wasn’t nominated because the song is terrible and a bunch of asses writhing on the ground does not a best video make.
Minaj, for all her success, has forgotten what Taylor Swift never will- success in music comes from writing GREAT songs and connecting with your audience. Shock value and taking off your clothes will only get you so far.
Either way, according to E! Online, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj made headlines earlier this week with a war of words following the announcement of the 2015 MTV VMAs nominations, which included Tay but not Minaj in the coveted Video of the Year category.
Swift apologized on Thursday for misunderstanding the rapper’s comments and misspeaking and the two appear to have ended their short-lived feud.
However, not before Katy Perry got involved, tweeting, “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…”
Swift’s latest hit song “Bad Blood” is believed to be inspired by about her own apparent feud with Perry. Swift, who appeared to be on good terms with her and Minaj in public years ago, has not responded to the tweet.
I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 23, 2015
But actress Camilla Belle retweeted it, adding, “Couldn’t have said it better…” she wrote.
Swift has not responded. Many believe Belle is the man-stealing “actress” the singer sings about in her 2010 song “Better Than Revenge,” which has never been confirmed. Belle had dated Joe Jonas, for several months, starting in late 2008, weeks after he broke up with Swift in a “27-second phone call.”
Jonas is currently dating Swift’s friend Gigi Hadid, one of several of her famous pals who stars in her “Bad Blood” music video.
Shoutout: E! Online