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Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift Are Going At It On Twitter

Bad Blood V. 2. Update: Taylor Swift has apologized and Nicki Minaj has responded with a "thank you."

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Earlier today Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to express her disappointment that "Anaconda," which broke video streaming records when it was released last August, wasn't up for Best Choreography and Video of the Year at this year's VMAs.

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

The record-breaking clip was nominated in the Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video categories.

She felt the video was snubbed, especially given its status as a meme.

Ellen did her own anaconda video and did the #choreo lol. Remember her doing that kick 😩. Even mtv did a post on the choreo @MTV remember?

U couldn't go on social media w/o seeing ppl doing the cover art, choreo, outfits for Halloween...an impact like that & no VOTY nomination?

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In the middle of her Twitterstorm about what kinds of music videos and bodies are considered "award-worthy," however, there was one tweet that seemed to single out a particular Video of the Year nominee.

If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

Taylor Swift, whose "Bad Blood" video broke the streaming record set by "Anaconda," took the tweet personally and responded.

@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..

Minaj, for her part, said that Swift was misinterpreting her comments.

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

And she retweeted fans who backed up her arguments.

@taylorswift13 I'm still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear...

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She also wanted to clarify that her comment wasn't about Taylor.

Nothing I said had to do with Taylor. So what jabs? White media and their tactics. So sad. That's what they want. https://t.co/AfcwoyDvpg

But the only other female performer nominated was Nicki's friend BeyoncΓ©.

But you could also look to Nicki's faves for ~evidence~ of how she was really feeling.

Taylor tried to smooth over the Twitter brouhaha with this:

@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on.

But then Nicki retweeted this:

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

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And she's using this exchange with Taylor as a ~teachable moment~.

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.

And quickly followed it up with this tweet.

Wait wait I'm in Paris it's the middle of the night & I'm posting my Vogue Spain pics not having a clue what's going on in the music world

I'm not trying to shade anyone! That's not my style! I just thought that caption was perfect for that pic! Changing the caption now! #ironic

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Taylor Swift issued an apology tweet.

I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ

That means so much Taylor, thank you. @taylorswift13 ❀️❀️❀️

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