Bruno Mars wants to jump into Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Twitter debate, and he’s picking Ed Sheeran as his faux target.
“Yo I want in on this twitter Beef!! VMAs is the new WWF!! @edsheeran F*** You!” Mars tweets.
MTV nominated both Mars and Sheeran for Video of the Year at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards — the category Minaj takes issue that her “Anaconda” video was left out of.
Swift saw Minaj’s complaints on Tuesday (July 21) and viewed one where the rapper said “if your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year” as directed at her. She replied that Minaj should focus her attack on the men who took her slot.
Mars isn’t necessarily volunteering to go toe to toe against Minaj, but rather mocking the debate by picking on Sheeran.
“SHOW YOURSELF!!! @edsheeran,” he says with a fan made picture Mars and Sheeran’s faces photoshopped onto heavyweight fighters’ faces.
Minaj maintains that her point wasn’t to tear down Swift but rather the establishment that favors women that look like Swift, which means she probably won’t find Mars’ joke very funny. However the fan manipulations of a Mars/Sheeran showdown could be worth a laugh and ease the tension.