Nicki Minaj blasts MTV VMAs for snubbing black women, Twitter feud with Taylor Swift follows

theGRIO REPORT - Nicki Minaj turned to Twitter Tuesday night blasting the MTV Video Music Awards for neglecting recognize black women...

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The 2015 MTV Music Award nominations were revealed Tuesday afternoon, and Nicki Minaj is not pleased with the list of nominees.

Minaj turned to Twitter Tuesday night to blast the MTV Video Music Awards for neglecting to nominate her video collaboration with Beyoncé for “Feeling Myself” for any award and for shutting out her “Anaconda” from the video of the year category.

“Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or…?” she initially tweeted. 

Minaj then shifted her focus to “Anaconda,” saying that if her video featured women with slimmer figures it would have scored a nomination for video of the year.

“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” she tweeted. “Oh but trust me. I’ll be on that stage to collect my awards for vid of the year. Feeling Myself & Anaconda.”

She added that if she was a “different kind” of artist, “Anaconda” would have made the cut.

While Minaj didn’t call out any specific artists, Taylor Swift decided to speculate that the tweets were centered on her “Bad Blood” video.

“@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you,” Swift wrote. “It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.”

Minaj later explained that she feels black women in music do not get proper recognition for their influence on pop culture.

She also responded to Swift telling her that her initial tweets weren’t directed at her “Bad Blood” video.

“”Huh? U must not be reading my tweets,” she wrote. “Didn’t say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this. @TaylorSwift13.”

Minaj then called out “white media” for attempting to start a feud between her and Swift.

“Nothing I said had to do with Taylor. So what jabs,” Minaj tweeted. “White media and their tactics. So sad. That’s what they want.”

Finally, the “Super Bass” rapper defended her joint decision with Beyoncé’ to launch their video for “Feeling Myself” on Tidal.

“I’m so glad u guys get to see how this stuff works,” she tweeted. “Taylor took her music off spotify and was applauded. We launched Tidal & were dragged.”

Swift ended her public Twitter convo with Minaj inviting her onstage if she wins a MTV VMA this year. “@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!!” Swift tweeted. “You’re invited to any stage I’m ever on.”