Nicki Minaj’s criticism of the MTV Video Music Award 2015 nominations has descended right into a full-on Twitter row involving a great deal of celebrities.
The rapper told MTV that she was upset her videos for “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” hadn’t had more recognition.
“If I was a different “kind” of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well.”
In a stream of tweets she suggests that other musicians had been favoured over her.
“When the “other” girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination.”
MTV has nominated Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar (Bad Blood), Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (Uptown Funk), Beyonce (7/11), Ed Sheeran (Thinking Out Loud) and Kendrick Lamar (Alright) for best video.
“Anaconda” has been nominated in the best hip-hop video category, however “Feeling Myself,” which features Beyonce, has not been put ahead for any awards.
Minaj put out a tweet which some individuals interpreted as being a jibe aimed toward Taylor Swift, who featured models and other female celebrities in her “Bad Blood” video.
“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year”
Swift clearly took it a negative way too.
“@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..”
However, Minaj mentioned she was missing the point.
“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”
“Oh but trust me. I’ll be on that stage to collect my awards for vid of the year. Feeling Myself & Anaconda.”
Nevertheless, Swift made a suggestion before backing out of the conversation.
“@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You’re invited to any stage I’m ever on.”
MTV has yet to comment on Nicki Minaj’s claims.
Minaj mentioned the media’s give attention to her disagreement with Taylor was an attempt to “overshadow” the discussion she was attempting to have about racial issues within the music business.
Next in the firing line was Ryan Seacrest, who posted a headline on his website (which has now been removed) saying that Minaj had taken “jabs” at Swift.
“Ryan posted a headline of Taylor saying she loves & supports me. But not me saying the same to her. Lol. Their headline says I took a “jab”?”
Kim Kardashian also got caught up within the row, after sharing a photograph of herself with the caption on Instagram:
“Imma let you finish.”
This phrase is reminiscent of what her husband, Kanye West, mentioned to Swift when he invaded the stage throughout her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009.
“Wait wait I’m in Paris it’s the middle of the night & I’m posting my Vogue Spain pics not having a clue what’s going on in the music world”
“I’m not trying to shade anyone! That’s not my style! I just thought that caption was perfect for that pic! Changing the caption now! #ironic”
Other celebrities noticed the possibility for a joke and jumped on it.
“Dear @taylorswift13 and @NICKIMINAJ, I love you both. How about we all get together and talk this thru? Coffee? Pancakes?? My treat. Ap”
Meanwhile Bruno Mars tried to start out on fellow nominee Ed Sheeran, writing:
“Yo I want in on this twitter Beef!! VMAs is the new WWF!!”