Fans re­lieved as Mi­naj and Swift shake off their Twit­ter feud

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Celebrity spats leave fans with no choice but to pick sides, but what do you do when the peo­ple who started the fight smoke the peace pipe?

Well, Nicki Mi­naj and Tay­lor Swift have kissed and made up af­ter their heated Twit­ter war about “slim bod­ies”.

Mi­naj told Good Morn­ing Amer­ica on Fri­day that all was well be­tween the two en­ter­tain­ers. She said Swift had apol­o­gised and they had ironed out the is­sue.

“We spoke for a long time. We were crack­ing up laugh­ing on the phone. It’s over, you guys,” Mi­naj said.

The public spat, which saw fans ral­ly­ing be­hind their favourite stars, was sparked when Mi­naj vented on Twit­ter about the MTV Video Mu­sic Award nom­i­na­tions. Mi­naj ex­pressed frus­tra­tion that her song Ana­conda was not nom­i­nated for some of the show’s top awards. Ana­conda was nom­i­nated for Best Fe­male Video and Best HipHop Video, but not for Video of the Year.

She took to Twit­ter: “If your video cel­e­brates women with very slim bod­ies, you will be nom­i­nated for vid of the year.”

Tay­lor thought Mi­naj was tak­ing a swipe at her be­cause her Bad Blood video, which fea­tures slim women clad in mil­i­tary ap­parel, was one of those nom­i­nated for Video of the Year. Swift re­sponded: “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.” Mi­naj tweeted back: “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.” Two days af­ter the “twar” be­gan, Swift tweeted: “I thought I was be­ing called out. I missed the point, I mis­un­der­stood, then mis­spoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.”

It’s all wa­ter un­der the bridge now. Mi­naj and Swift have gone back to be­ing friends. Mi­naj told Good Morn­ing Amer­ica that ev­ery­one makes mis­takes. She com­mended Tay­lor for tak­ing the ini­tia­tive to say sorry.

“It takes a big per­son to do what Tay­lor did. Ev­ery­one some­times speaks out of turn. I’ve been there,” Mi­naj said.

Tay­lor Swift

Nicki Mi­naj

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