Award show season always seems to bring out the worst and weirdest in people. For the last few years, race and gender have been the topics of discussion any time there has been a perceived snub from "the industry".
Typically, artists stay silent on these issues (don't bite the hand that feeds and all that) but Nicki broke that cardinal rule when she started going in on MTV, Ryan Seacrest (an actual friend of hers) and every other cog in the machine.
Last night, rapper Nicki Minaj was making some apt commentary about how predictable MTV is.
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
And then Taylor jumped in.
@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..— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
We love when Taylor stands up for herself but perhaps she was being overly sensitive here. Nobody @'d her.
So then Nicki responded to Taylor's insertion.
I'm so glad u guys get to see how this stuff works. Taylor took her music off spotify and was applauded. We launched Tidal & were dragged.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Don't get ahead of yourself, TIDAL was still wack, Nicki.
Afterwards, Taylor responded in a kind of 'love thy enemies' way.
@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
Both sides are tricky. With as much influence as Taylor seems to have over the industry, should she use her power to uplift her fellow artists like Nicki instead of making Nicki's commentary about her? Or was Nicki being shady and subtweeting Taylor?
What do you guys think? Who won the twitter fight? Taylor or Nicki?
Who Won The Twitter War? Nicki or Taylor?
The two artists exchanged some choice tweets on twitter. But who won?