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Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj get into Twitter spat over VMA nominations

2015-07-22
Oh dear. The MTV Video Music Award 2015 nominations are out, and they've sent the celebrity world into the Twitter equivalent of World War Three. At the centre of it all is Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, who've had a bit of a disagreement about their respective nominations. feat It all started late last night as Nicki Minaj began to vent her frustration that her video for Anaconda - which broke the Vevo record for most views in 24 hours upon its release last year - hadn't been nominated for Video of the Year, despite being nominated for Best Female video and Best Hip-Hop video. The rapper put the video's lack of recognition down to racism within the music industry itself. nick 1 nick5 https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623572863577034752 nick3nick4nick4 https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623617003153035264 The remarks were quickly spotted by Swift, whose Bad Blood video - which subsequently broke Anaconda's Vevo record on its release back in Mayis up for Video of the Year. The 25-year-old tweeted Minaj saying she'd done"nothing but love and support you", and accused her of pitting female artists against each other. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/623616796277506048 Minaj didn't take kindly to the response, saying she was "confused" about why Swift was getting involved when "didn't say a word" about her. https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623618047673106433 https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623620291478974464 Seemingly keen to clear up any bad blood between the pair, Swift invited Minaj to come up on stage with her should she win the gong during the August 30 award show. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/623628086614036480 But it didn't end there. After US talk show host and presenter Ryan Seacrest covered the exchange by accusing Minaj of making a "jab" at Taylor, the 32-year-old kicked off once again. https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623634204257943552 https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/623634625001172992 Kim Kardashian also managed to get caught up in the row after an ill-timed tweet soon after the exchange. The reality star shared a picture of herself with the caption "Imma let you finish" - the same words her husband Kanye West told Swift during his infamous stage invasion at the VMAs in 2009 while she was collecting an award. After users accused her of throwing shade, Kim was quick to plead ignorance. https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/623640994265866240 https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/623641236122017792 Others were quick to poke fun at the spat, with Bruno Mars tweeting that he "wanted in on this Twitter beef", before telling Ed Sheeran, "Fuck you", and starting a tongue-in-cheek exchange between the pair. https://twitter.com/BrunoMars/status/623670215411273728 https://twitter.com/edsheeran/status/623724741409509376 https://twitter.com/BrunoMars/status/623737436615499776 Sadly it seems that for Minaj, the whole incident is no joke. She's spent the last few hours re-tweeting Taylor criticism from her fans. Ouch. micki retweers The MTV VMAs are set to take place on August 30, and will be hosted this year by Miley Cyrus. Safe to say that after all this, having this lot in the same room is gonna make it a show not to miss. More stories: Tom Daley: ‘I always knew I was attracted to guys’ Man arrested after allegedly beating teenage boyfriend to death