Nicki Minaj Calls Out MTV and the Internet Makes Her the Angry Black Girl

Photos: Instagram, Twitter

Um, so ok: Did anyone else notice how the mainstream media jumped to call Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Twitter exchange a “war” and used words like “charged,” “feud” and, of course, “bad blood”? 

Like, for real, tho? 

Here’s the situation: The VMA nominations came out today and while Nicki snagged three nominations, none of them were for video of the year — and she put out two record-breaking videos this past year, “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself.” So, she did what anyone wanting answers would do. She took to Twitter and went straight to the source:

Knowing that this definitely wasn’t the case, though, Nicki decided to let it be known that she knew what was up and she wasn’t, well, feelin’ it.

Somewhere along the way, Taylor Swift thought Nicki was coming for her in her tweets, and posted the tweet below:

The mainstream media went ham. On Nicki. 

What they don’t seem to get is that Nicki’s not just talking about this year’s list. She’s talking about what happens year after year after year. But why is it that when a Black girl speaks out about racism and privilege in her industry, she gets dragged but if, as Nicki puts it, “other” girls speak out on “other” social issues, such as feminism, they get all the love? 

We’ll let Nicki have the last word:

UPDATE: Nicki accepts Taylor’s apology. Details below.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments below!

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