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The Feud, the Shade and the Funny: Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj’s Twitter Feud Rages On (Sort Of)

“Baby, now we got bad blood!” Twitterverse throws shade and laughs at the Swift-Minaj feud.


“Baby, now we got bad blood”―and with Katy Perry entering the Twitter beef between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, I’m not sure how Tay-Tay can solve this.

On Tuesday, Twitterverse went rampant after rapper Nicki Minaj criticized the MTV Video Music Awards for (a) not recognizing the talents of black female entertainers, (b) the media and music industry’s traditional bias of favoring slim women, and, (c) snubbing her video “Anaconda” for the show’s coveted Video of the Year category. Oh snap!

Credit: Nylon Minaj also felt “Feeling Myself” (feat. Beyoncé) was snubbed, receiving zero VMA nominations.

Minaj also felt “Feeling Myself” (feat. Beyoncé) was snubbed, receiving zero VMA nominations. Credit: Nylon

In a single tweet, the “Beez in the Trap” performer broke open the media’s Pandora’s Box to shed light on the industry’s ever-present and always unsolved issues of feminism and racism: “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” (NOTE: The nominees in the category include Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson and Taylor Swift―the latter being the only “slim” entertainer in the category, according to Minaj.) Taylor wasted no time in responding, “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.”

Credit: MTV Grammys Awards 2012: Swift and Minaj in happier times

Grammys Awards 2012: Swift and Minaj in happier times. Credit: MTV

That’s when things took a turn…for the hilarious. And the shady.

Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran got into their own faux Twitter feud.

Credit: TIME

Credit: TIME

Kim Kardashian-West couldn’t help herself.

Credit: Daily Mail

Credit: Daily Mail

Then lost herself.

Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul wanted peace. And pancakes. Possibly Starbucks.

Credit: Daily Mail

Credit: Daily Mail

And the final rotten (but oh so sweet―shade-wise) cherry on top: Swift’s musical nemesis, Katy Perry.

Credit: TIME

Credit: TIME

The “This is How We Do” singer is very likely referring to Swift’s Vevo-breaking “Bad Blood” video that centers on the violent (and sexy) planning of taking down a former friend-assassin. You know how those go! Perry’s ultimate point: Pot, don’t call the kettle black.

Here’s to hoping these two music divas can kiss, sing and make up!

About Sarah Jospitre (5 Articles)
Heyyyy, 'Saraj' here! I recently earned my Masters from NYU's Music Business program, am OBSESSED with ALL things pop culture and dishing the latest news to everyone in ear/sight range (that includes you!). My passion is entertainment journalism and that's what I'm giving to you! ;D

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