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Nicki Minaj's Faved Tweets Show The Real Reason For The Taylor Swift Row

Seriously, there's a hell of a lot happening here.

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After the MTV VMA nominations were announced, Nicki took to Twitter to voice her frustration that her video for "Anaconda" was snubbed in the Video of the Year category.

If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

She continued her rant by posting this tweet, which appeared to single out Taylor Swift who had been nominated in that category for her video for "Bad Blood."

If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Despite many people taking the tweet to be a comment on the structural racism of the music industry, Taylor Swift took it personally and publicly responded to Nicki.

@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..

Nicki responded, telling Taylor the issue was not about her.

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. @taylorswift13

However, looking at Nicki's favourited tweets shows that there's an awful lot more to the story than a Twitter spat between two singers.

Nicki initially began faving tweets outcrying the decision to leave her out of the Video of the Year category.

The references it got in the media, the countless memes it generated, the VEVO record, its impact on social media. Anaconda is ICONIC.

With many people citing the video's cultural influence and impact on womens' perceptions of their bodies.

Anaconda even changed girls confidence and resolved body issues they felt they had, that's just the song alone.

After Nicki's second tweet which suggested the reason for her being overlooked was down to her not fitting the stereotype of slim pop star, she began faving tweets that also highlighted the fact she's a person of colour in a predominantly white industry.

As black people, we rarely get credit for the shit we do. Especially when it comes to pop culture.

honestly, nicki is standing up for herself and other black artists. I respect her for that.

I'm not a stan for anyone but it's fucking obvious these award shows have a race issue

I'm so glad Nicki expressed her feeling yesterday because hopefully it means things will change for black women in the music industry.

She favourited more than one tweet that directed people to a comparison between the "Anaconda" video and Miley Cyrus' video for "Wrecking Ball," which won Video of the Year in 2014.

This is the ONLY piece of evidence you need to prove that Nicki was totally snubbed from this nomination, smh

She also faved this Vine which showed her expressing a "lack of trust" in awards ceremonies, saying they've become "too political."

And after Taylor Swift's tweet, Nicki's faves became even more interesting.

At first she faved tweets directed at Taylor, asking why she'd taken personal offence.

but where did she come for you? https://t.co/FE1pgisCKN

She wasn't talking about you. https://t.co/iRqQJLuIQC

She also favourited several tweets which expressed anger at the way her tweets were reported in comparison to Taylor's.

Nicki minaj gets bashed by the media once again and Taylor swift gets applauded I hate everything ...

Many of these tweets related to "innocent whiteness" vs "angry blackness".

1. There was nothing furious about Nicki's response 2. White media portrays innocent whiteness vs angry blackness.

She then faved multiple tweets from various media outlets which said Taylor had "missed the point" of Nicki's tweets.

Here's Why Taylor Swift Totally Missed the Point of Nicki Minaj's Twitter Rant http://t.co/b27MPccW40

Dear Taylor Swift: You Are Not The Victim http://t.co/uh2sYhj141 | by: @LindseyIndia

And then the favourites began to suggest that Nicki was frustrated that Taylor had made the situation "about her".

The conversation wasn't about Taylor but she's so use to playing the victim that she made it about her... #Biggerpicture

You mean Taylor Swift inserted herself into Nicki Minaj's tweets about how Black women are treated. Like this tweet. https://t.co/q8oC5bYRJx

This is about something so much bigger than you https://t.co/Ot2dEws4hg

She also faved numerous tweets taking issue with Taylor's use of the words "pitting women against each other."

@paezpumarL Kinda disappointed by the "ur not supporting women" move when it wasn't about the other artists, it was about the awards.

And how is she pitting woman against each other?... She never said anything negative about any other nominees. https://t.co/aBSE9eDaDr

With the tweets then beginning to discuss "white feminist privilege".

.@taylorswift13 pointing out privilege isn't pitting women against each other how white can you possibly get

This is literally the definition of white feminism I can't believe it https://t.co/5IZ5KweL5q

.@taylorswift13 stop using "support all girls" as an excuse to not be critical of racist media that benefits and glorifies you

Subliminal racism. Doesn't seem to enrage anyone but the black woman involved & a white girl finds some way to make it about her INSTEAD OF

So Taylor can say that she deserves to be paid for her albums but Nicki can't say that she deserves to be recognized for her videos? Noted.

She also faved this tweet after people began to suggest that Taylor had unfollowed Nicki on Twitter after the incident.

so let me get this straight Taylor unfollows Nicki for standing up for black artist? how stupid not everything is about taylor

(This is yet to be confirmed.)

Nicki then favourited this tweet after Taylor tweeted saying Nicki could come up on stage with her if she won the award.

Instead of Taylor seeing her error, she responds with shady tweet.. As if Nicki isn't selling out stages of her own..

And after tweeting this...

Ryan posted a headline of Taylor saying she loves & supports me. But not me saying the same to her. Lol. Their headline says I took a "jab"?

She faved this.

Right. When she's the one being a shady cunt with jokes. https://t.co/4ZrKhM7akM

She also liked the suggestion that she pull a Kanye if Taylor does win.

@NICKIMINAJ when the winner gets announced please do a @kanyewest from 2009 when Taylor Swift got an award. I will die. Nic you the queen!

Then, last night she faved this tweet from Katy Perry, who not only doesn't get along with Taylor, but is also the alleged subject of "Bad Blood."

Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman...

Taylor, however, has not favourited anything since the spat, and has only tweeted once since โ€“ to wish her BFF Selena Gomez a happy birthday.

Happy 23rd Birthday, @selenagomez. I can't believe it's been 7 years since we met!! I love you so much, always.

Over on Tumblr, she has only liked one post since the argument โ€“ a GIF set showing her and Nicki saying complimentary things about each other over the years. ๐Ÿ˜”

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