Nicki Minaj clarifies Taylor Swift VMAs rant: It has 'nothing to do with any of the women'

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Nicki Minaj is clarifying the numerous tweets she posted this week slamming the fact that "Anaconda" was not nominated for Best Music Video of the Year by the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. She's also insists that, despite their slight Twitter feud, her point of view is not a dig at Taylor Swift or any other female nominee.

"[It has] nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn't credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others," she Instagrammed on Wednesday. "We are huge trendsetters, not second class citizens that get thrown crumbs. This isn't anger. This is #information."

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Minaj did go on to show gratitude for her nominations for Best Female Video, Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Collaboration. "It's all love to MTV," she added. "Kisses to my fans and thank you for my three nominations."

The 32-year-old rapper called attention to Marie Claire's recent article, "The Truth About Racism in the Music Industry" to further express her how she felt about the VMAs snub.

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"To put it simply: When Britney Spears got naked and covered herself in sequins for 'Toxic,' she was nominated for Best Music Video. When Emily Ratajkowski got naked next to Robin Thicke in 'Blurred Lines,' he was nominated for Best Music Video. When Miley Cyrus stripped off and broke a million health and safety rules by riding a piece of construction equipment, she wasn't just nominated for Best Music Video of the Year - she won it," Corinne Redfern writes for the magazine. "But as soon as Nicki Minaj -- whose black body deviates from Caucasian beauty standards -- dares to own her own culture and dance in a similarly provocative fashion, it's glossed over and relegated to sideline categories of 'female' and 'hip hop.'"

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"If I was a different 'kind' of artist, 'Anaconda' would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well," Minaj tweeted on Tuesday. "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

These comments then led to Swift chiming in, tweeting: "@NICKIMINAJ I've done nothing but love and support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot."

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Responding to the "Bad Blood" singer, Minaj bit back: "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."

When ET spoke with Minaj about her music, she was all about catering her music to a female audience.

"It is a little bit darker, but it's things that women are really gonna be able to relate to," she said. "I think as long as it's relatable, it's OK. It's not dark to the point where you're gonna feel like, 'What the hell is she talking about?'"

Update: Taylor Swift has since taken to Twitter to apologize for misunderstanding the intention behind Nicki's tweets. Can everybody be friends again now?


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