Nicki Minaj spoke out about the recent feud with Taylor Swift which began after the MTV VMAs nominations were announced. In a live interview on GMA she said she had spoken with Swift on the phone and that the feud was over.
Yes, Nicki Minaj was at Central Park for her live concert on GMA where there were countless — and the video below will reveal — utterly countless fans gathered to hear her, no doubt having camped out overnight, if not the whole week.
But foremost, there were the headlines to address before the music could start. In her live interview on stage with Good Morning America co-anchor Lara Spencer she spoke out about the her embroilment with Taylor Swift in what had became an epic feud after the MTV Video Music Awards were announced. d Swift received nine nods, and Minaj had three, in contrast. She took to Twitter, saying, “If I was a different kind of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for Best Choreo and Vid of the year, as well.”
And from there it escalated in social media and major media with a variety of celebrities including Ed Sheeran, jumping in at time and taking sides. When it seemed that the escalating feud had no end, well, suddenly it did.
When asked to clear the air and explain her original intent, Nicki Minaj said, “Well, first of all, I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone. I was going to get to part two. That’s part two.”
She went on to say, “So she was super, super sweet and she apologized. She said, ‘Look, I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying but now I get it.’ So we’re all good.”
Continuing, she added, “But, yeah, I was just saying I posted something on my Instagram and it just showed the stats of other videos that had been nominated previously and it just seemed to be a little funny business going on.”
When Lara Spencer asked to clarify she went on to explain, “‘Anaconda’ had such a huge cultural impact and on top of that we broke the VEVO record. So this is actually my third time breaking the VEVO record and “Anaconda” should have been nominated and I therefore think if it was one of the pop girls they would have many nominations for it and you had three.”
Minaj then added, “And I got I think I got two nominations for “Anaconda” for female and hip-hop but should have been for [Video of] the Year and that’s all we were saying and it is what it is.”
Spencer pointed out that the reason that Taylor Swift came into the fray was that she had also tweeted “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”
Swift, as we learned, as the event unfolded felt that Nicki Minaj was throwing shade at her. She later apologized and Tweeted, “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point. I misunderstood then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.”
Nicki Minaj said of the Twitter apology, “Yeah, that’s super sweet. Yeah, I think that we just have to have both images for girls. We can’t have only, you know, one type of body being glorified in the media because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are.”
Asked if there might be the “makings of a beautiful collaboration” Minaj replied, “I’m sure we can.” She added, “You know why, because it takes a big person to do what Taylor did and everyone sometimes speaks out of turn, you know, I’ve been there.”
She added, “Sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate, you know and then we just talk. So it was big of her to come out and say that so, yes, we soak for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone.”
She went on to say to the enormous audience at the park, “It’s over, you guys, and I love you guys for supporting me. Yeah. Thank you so much.”
And with that, the interview was over, and it was time for the music to begin! Nicki Minaj didn’t disappoint, and gave a crowd pleasing and high-energy performance as #NickiGMA became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
Yes, the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj feud is history! See the full interview below, along with the GMA concert below!