So in case you’ve missed it somehow, Taylor Swift is feuding yet again with another celebrity. This time it’s with the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj. Late yesterday afternoon, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards announced the nominees for this year’s show.
The nominees for Video of the Year included:
Beyoncé — “7/11”
Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar — “Alright
There’s a name missing from this list, and that name is Nicki Minaj. Last August Nicki released her video for “Anaconda”, taking the world and Internet by storm. The amount of memes created in tribute to Minaj’s video are countless. So you can imagine how shocked people were when Nicki didn’t receive a nomination. Nicki took to Twitter to voice her opinion:
Swift fired back with this:
In her response alone Taylor pisses me off. Starting it off by saying “I’ve done nothing but support you” you’re already making it about yourself instead of Nicki. One of the men might’ve taken her spot? So you’re saying you’re 100% entitled to yours, but another man stole Nicki’s? Not you? Hmm, okay then Taylor.
I find it funny how Taylor Swift is always in the middle of some music industry “feud”. The media and her supporters conveniently find an explanation for anything that she has to say or do. With Ryan Seacrest and the media in her pocket, the media will really have you believing that Taylor Swift does no wrong. Granted she didn’t put toogether that list of nominees herself, but the response she gave was salty and allows her to try and play the victim card.
Why is she always playing the victim? Don’t get me wrong, I felt for you Tay when Kanye stole your moment back in 2009. That was downright wrong and you deserved to accept your award and say your speech.
But that was then, and this is now. The fact that you, Taylor, can play that card like you did nothing wrong and tell Nicki Minaj to stop pitting women against each other is beyond me. Take a second to see where not only your raw talent but also your white privilege has gotten you. And anyone who thinks that this argument is just about the video is sadly mistaken. See the bigger picture and ask yourself what ideals are being glorified with this nomination.
And you KNOW Katy Perry had to chime in with a little shade for her pop nemesis Taylor Swift. Check out what Perry had to say:
PREACH KATY PREACH. We’ve still got a few more weeks till the MTV VMA’s on August 30th. Let’s see how this one continues to play out.