Taylor Swift Apologizes to Nicki Minaj — But Did Nicki Just Throw Last Second Shade?

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I tried like hell not to cover this story. Mainstream celebrity Twitter feuds are boring because handlers usually get involved and shut things down before someone threatens to curb stomp the other. But something caught my eye — a comment by Nicki, right at the end after Taylor apologized for misunderstanding (although I am not convinced she did misunderstand).

This brief feud between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift all started after Minaj failed to get nominated for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Understandable because, while sexy as hell, Minaj’s song “Anaconda” took a once-fun, now seriously overplayed and annoying song sample in “Baby Got Back” and somehow managed to make it more overplayed and more annoying.

But Minaj went on Twitter to vent her frustrations about the snub:

Then came the tweets heard round the world:

Which is great because it lets me use one of my favorite Taylor GIFs of all time … OF ALL TIME! To which Nicki quickly responded:


THEN, in the interim, the internet BLEW UP, taking sides — with Twitter users going with Minaj and traditional media apparently siding for Team Taylor:

Even Kim Kardashian allegedly got involved, tweeting a pic of her lying on a couch with the caption: “Imma let you finish but…” which of course was what her hubby Kanye West said to Taylor onstage, when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the VMA’s in 2009. Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 1.48.44 PM She later deleted the tweet and clarified, saying, “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!” Hmmm…. perhaps a little too “coincidental.”

And then Nicki accepts her apology:

What’s interesting though, is this tweet from Nicki to Katy Perry:

Apparently regarding this tweet:

or was it this one:

What’s interesting is that obviously the rumor is that Taylor Swift wrote the song she was nominated for, “Bad Blood,” about Katy Perry.

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So by publicly thanking Taylor Swift’s enemy, Katy Perry, in the aftermath of this all, is Nicki Minaj secretly getting the last dig in? Is the enemy of my enemy my friend? Daaaaaaaaaaaamn.

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