Long story short, Nicki and her fans were upset with her VMAs snub(s), and Nicki tweeted some shots that seemed like they were directed at Taylor Swift and "Bad Blood," without ever mentioning Taylor's name. The Hollywood Reporter documented the back and forth, but here's part of the Nicki-Taylor exchange:
When the "other" girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
@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..— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 21, 2015
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— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
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"?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Nicki also retweeted several comments that did take direct jabs at Taylor:
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.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
.@taylorswift13 stop using "support all girls" as an excuse to not be critical of racist media that benefits and glorifies you— berenice (@itsbereniced) July 21, 2015
Here's the part where Aaron Paul comes in:
Do it -- and film it! Seriously, though, can you imagine Jesse Pinkman mediating peace talks? He'd probably just shout "Stop being such a little b-tch!" in their faces and walk off. Bruno Mars was also inspired by the Twitter feud, but in a less helpful way -- he just tried to start a fight with fellow VMAs nominee Ed Sheeran. None of this addresses Nicki's or Taylor's race, gender, image and validation concerns, but when you're a celebrity and you get passive-aggressive on Twitter you deserve to be called out. But if they're not up for it, Aaron, we're 100 percent on board for that coffee and pancakes breakfast.
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