You could say MTV and Nicki Minaj are probably not friends anymore.
The 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced Tuesday and well, Nicki wasn’t exactly feeling them. Her world-stopping music video “Anaconda” that has almost 500,000,000 views and counting on YouTube failed to make the cut for both the Video of the Year race and Best Choreography. And “Feeling Myself” with Beyonce (you know, the music video you couldn’t watch because it was on Tidal) was also snubbed from nominations.
And cue the not-so-happy tweets. And Instagram posts.
Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. 😘😘😘 Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or…?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
If I was a different “kind” of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well. 😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
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 nomination?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
And cue the sub-tweet, potentially directed at Taylor Swift, who got nominated for Video of The Year for her celeb-infused “Bad Blood” music video.
When the “other” girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
SinceTaylor is on a roll defeating Apple and just being a badass in general this year, she didn’t let the tweet slide.
@NICKIMINAJ 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..— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this. @taylorswift13— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it. https://t.co/2xOvJzBXJX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Pistols have been drawn, ladies. Also, let’s not forget that Nicki wasn’t completely snubbed by MTV. “Anaconda” was still nominated for Best Female Video and Best Hip Hop video.
May the best pop star win.
Oh and Katy Perry jumped in. Confused as to why? This Buzzfeed article will take 30 minutes of your life away but it explains everything.
Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 22, 2015
Call off the troops, everybody. Taylor Swift has just apologized to Nicki Minaj for all of the above.
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
That means so much Taylor, thank you. @taylorswift13 ❤️❤️❤️— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 23, 2015
Was any of this even real? What just happened? Are we in the movie Mean Girls? Is Taylor Swift Regina George? Also, praying they REALLY take up Aaron Paul on this generous offer.