It took roughly 48 hours, a deep burn from Katy Perry and all of the Internet turning against her for Taylor (or her PR team) to smash out 140 characters on a keyboard that show her humility, or at least her desperation to stay at the top of the pop music game, unsullied and perfect.
I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki.
That was the most forced apology (and acceptance) I think I’ve ever seen. I feel like we should all be applauding Nicki for showing so much restraint and grace throughout this entire situation, because she could have snatched Taylor’s edges back to Timbuktu, really. I probably would have done.
But Taylor got out of this what she wanted: she now looks so wonderfully gracious and wonderful now that she’s apologized and it looks like she’ll retain her national hero status. Well, to idiots, maybe.
If you’re having trouble parsing what she’s going for here, since it wasn’t stated all that eloquently, Katy’s basically saying it’s fucking hilarious that someone who can make a video like “Bad Blood” – which is basically like the music video version of Mean Girls with Katy as the target of Taylor and her girl gang’s wrath – and then try to peddle a bullshit brand of feminism that has no bearing on the real world and is totally fake, you need to step off.
Then again, Katy’s been trying to put us on for a while now, and we just weren’t listening:
I know the “feud” between Katy and Taylor is petty, but if you think about it, it’s kinda been Taylor that’s drama queen, here. She’s the one who’s spoken most directly about it in interviews/tried to create drama. I mean, SHE MADE A SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT THE FEUD. I’m so over it. Taylor doesn’t care about propping up women, she cares about propping up herself and her own career. Bye, girl. Katy HAD to speak up. It’s too delicious.
Now all we need is for Rihanna to join the game and drag her, but I feel like it’s just too much to hope for.
Oh Christ on crutches. Y’all know I love Taylor Swift(‘s music), but I’m embarrassed for the spectacle she’s making of herself on Twitter right now. Here’s the deal: the MTV Video Music Award nominations came out yesterday, and there weren’t a whole lot of surprises. Nicki Minaj got some nominations, but Taylor was nominated in, like, every category, even though, let’s be real, the “Blank Space” video was in no way spectacular or even special. I wasn’t necessarily a fan of Nicki’s “Anaconda” video (I don’t like the song, but love her), but the fact that it received fewer nominations than basically Taylor’s shit – not to mention the fact that the Bey/Nicki “Feelin’ Myself” video received zero – kinda grinded Nicki’s gears.
At no point did Nicki call Taylor by name, but rather she expressed her frustration with the system, in which pretty, thin white girls are rewarded while black girls in charge of their sexuality and killin’ it are marginalized into the rap categories or otherwise ignored. Her observation was important and true and worth listening to, but not to Taylor. She took it as a personal attack and immediately decided to pounce, get bratty, and miss the point in the process.
Here’s Nicki’s tweet and Taylor’s bitchy reply:
Yikes. That’s… incredibly cringe-worthy. Way to miss the fucking point AND be a total arrogant brat in the meantime! Well done, Taylor Swift! Nicki then replied in a MUCH nicer way than she should have done (and likely much nicer than she will have wanted to), and then Taylor attempted to simultaneously backpeddle while still being a massive you-know-what:
God, I’m cringing so hard. It’s time to step away from social media, Taylor. Possibly forever.
Nicki Minaj opened up to Cosmopolitan about her sex life — and I mean really opened up. Look, I’m no prude. I like sex. I think it’s important to talk about sex. I like when women talk about sex. And yet, there are some celebrities, who, when they discuss sex, make me think, “Oh my God, WE GET IT, you like sex! Move onnnnnnn.” Maybe it’s because Nicki Minaj is always so up in our faces about her sexuality, but she’s one of those celebs. And it’s like, I really can’t hate on the girl for owning her sexuality. I guess I’m just kind of tired of that being her image, you know?
Anyway, here’s everything about her sex life, from Cosmo:
“I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that. I have a friend who’s never had an orgasm in her life. In her life! That hurts my heart. It’s cuckoo to me. We always have orgasm interventions where we, like, show her how to do stuff. We’ll straddle each other, saying, ‘You gotta get on him like that and do it like this.’ She says she’s a pleaser. I’m a pleaser, but it’s fifty-fifty.”
Again, good for you girl, but I don’t need to hear about your “orgasm interventions.” At the end of the day though, she’s not hurting anyone, so whatever, best of luck!
About a month ago, the Internet was going nuts because it seemed Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill had not only made their relationship official, but were ready to make it permanent and get engaged. Nicki had been dropping hints all over social media before posting a picture of what we all thought was an engagement ring. And she’s never spoken about it again, but she’s also never said she’s NOT engaged… but Meek Mill sure set the record straight.
Most recently, his relationship with Nicki Minaj has been the subject of rigorous speculation, with various outlets reporting that a ring he bought her in Miami was an engagement ring. It wasn’t. “It’s definitely real,” he says of their relationship, “but it ain’t really time to get married yet. We’re still learning each other, feeling each other out.” Not that it matters: the story has been printed. Meek’s grandmother has been calling him about that one (“Whatever she sees on TV, she believes,” he says), and other celebrities, most notably Drake, have started congratulating them publicly, lending credence to the idea.
Right, so basically it was a bullshit stunt to drum up press? Come on, Nicki – you don’t need to stoop that low. What was the point of that?
Of course, if you want to see the whole thing, you have to subscribe to Jay-Z’s bullshit music streaming service, Tidal, which will run you a cool $9.99 a month. Or you can just troll YouTube for when fans upload the full thing there and watch it before it inevitably gets deleted.
As you can see from the screencap above, the full video consists of lots of Nicki & Bey eating burgers, having ~silly girl time~ and, well, feelin’ themselves. So there’s that.
Nicki Minajonce claimed she would never date a rapper because it’s too much – both people being in the industry, traveling the world and trying to build their career. How could a relationship blossom? Well, one such relationship did indeed seem to blossom between Nicki and rapper Meek Mill. The pair only went public with their relationship a couple of months ago, but it seems like things are getting serious.
How serious, you ask? Well, they’re engaged already! Nicki dropped a cryptic hint on Twitter on Wednesday, though she could just be teasing. It wouldn’t be the first time she’s misled her followers, but that hasn’t stopped rampant speculation that they’re planning to tie the knot.