Nicki Minaj starts Twitter catfight with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry joins in and brings Rihanna along

MTV has announced the nominees for the upcoming Video Music Awards on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Following the big announcement, pop singer Nicki Minaj created noise on Twitter, expressing her dismay for not being on the list of nominees for the Video of the Year Award.

The pop artist instantly thought of white privilege as one of the reasons why the video of her hit song “Anaconda,” which broke the record of VEVO for having the most views in a day, was not on the list. She pertained to that issue as different “kind” of artist and “other girls.”

She tweeted:

The Rapper also mentioned feminist issue in one of her tweets by emphasizing on “women with very slim bodies.” Being the only white and slim girl on the list, Taylor Swift initially thought that Nicki was referring to her. She replied:

After Minaj cleared out that she was not referring to the Bad Blood singer, Taylor immediately said sorry and the two finally reconciled.

Alluding to Taylor Swift’s nominated song Bad Blood, Katy Perry unsuprisingly joined in and indirectly said that it was ironic of her to bring up the “women pitting against each other argument.”

Bad Blood song lyrics are about lost trust of former friends. The said music video had been widely believed to be addressed to Perry but Taylor has never confirmed the issue publicly.

The Dark Horse singer also tried to bring Rihanna into the issue by calling it a “travesty” to not include Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money on the list of nominations.

The Good Girl Gone Bad, who had also been known for letting matters reside on social media, hasn’t commented on this yet.

Meanwhile, the candidates for the Video of the Year Award are Beyonce for her “7/11,” Ed Sheeran with “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift for her Bad Blood, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.”

The annual MTV Video Music Awards will be held on August 30, 2015.

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