Tay­lor Swift, Nicki Mi­naj tweet about MTV awards

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - BY MESFIN FEKADU

Tay­lor Swift and Nicki Mi­naj traded words on Twit­ter af­ter the rap­per said she was up­set she didn’t earn a nom­i­na­tion for video of the year at the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards.

Mi­naj tweeted mul­ti­ple times that she didn’t un­der­stand why her rump-shak­ing video for “Ana­conda” wasn’t up for the top award when MTV an­nounced the nom­i­nees Tues­day.

She wrote in one tweet: “If your video cel­e­brates women with very slim bod­ies, you will be nom­i­nated for vid of the year.” She also tweeted, “When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and im­pacts cul­ture they get that nom­i­na­tion.”

Mi­naj did not men­tion spe­cific artists in her tweets.

Swift, whose “Bad Blood” is nom­i­nated for video of the year, is the top VMA con­tender with It’s un­like you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot. nine nom­i­na­tions.

“I’ve done noth­ing but love & sup­port you,” she tweeted to Mi­naj. “It’s un­like you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.”

Nom­i­nees for video of the year in­clude Bey­once’s “7/11,” Ken­drick La­mar’s “Al­right,” Ed Sheeran’s “Think­ing Out Loud” and Mark Ron­son’s “Up­town Funk.”

Mi­naj said she never men­tioned Swift in her tweets.

“Huh? U must not be read­ing my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u,” Mi­naj said to Swift. “I love u just as much. But u should speak on this.”

“If I win, please come up with me!! You’re in­vited to any stage I’m ever on,” Swift replied.

“Ana­conda,” re­leased a year ago, has 488 mil­lion views on YouTube. It earned VMA nom­i­na­tions for best fe­male video and hip-hop video. Mi­naj is also up for best col­lab­o­ra­tion for “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

Swift’s nom­i­na­tions for “Bad Blood” in­clude best col­lab­o­ra­tion, di­rec­tion, edit­ing, vis­ual ef­fects, art di­rec­tion and cin­e­matog­ra­phy. Her other hit, “Blank Space,” which boasts 1 bil­lion views on YouTube, is nom­i­nated for best fe­male video and pop video.

“Bad Blood,” the ac­tion­packed clip that starred Lena Dun­ham, Se­lena Gomez and La­mar, has 360 mil­lion views on YouTube.

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