Though Nicki Minaj received four nominations for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, she’s not very happy her collaboration with Beyonce, “Feeling Myself,” not getting any nods. She apparently thinks it’s because the awards are showcasing women with “very slim” bodies. Taylor Swift, a nine-time nominee herself, isn’t letting that slide.
Minaj first registered her unhappiness with a flurry of tweets, writing, “Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or…?” She also doesn’t understand why her video for “Anaconda,” which was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Female Video, isn’t up for Video of the Year.
“If I was a different “kind” of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well,” she tweets. “When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination.”
She later added, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”
Swift took her words as an insult, and told Minaj so, replying, “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.”
It didn’t take long for Minaj to jump on the defense, replying to Swift, “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.”
Regardless of how she feels about the nominations, Minaj says she will attend the show to collect any awards she wins.
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are Sunday, Aug. 30, on MTV.