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Taylor Swift Called Nicki Minaj Before Apologizing On Twitter To ‘Squash Their Beef’

Thu, July 23, 2015 3:07pm EDT by 4 Comments

We’re SO happy Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are friends again, but here at, we’ve EXCLUSIVELY learned that the ladies made up even before Tay’s public Twitter apology…and it was actually through a phone call. How ’90s of them!

If you weren’t convinced by Taylor Swift’s, 25, apology tweet to Nicki Minaj, 32, just know, there’s a reason the rapper understood how sincere it was — because Taylor actually called her before posting on social media, has EXCLUSIVELY learned.

“Taylor and Nicki had a talk before their Twitter mea culpa to clear the air,” an insider tells EXCLUSIVELY. “They decided that it would be best for both of them to squash their beef now and not let it drag out, because, at the end of the day, they were arguing about an award. They realized it was petty with all the other problems in the world, and are both very glad that it’s over.”

WE’RE so glad to hear it’s over, too, especially since Taylor and Nicki are both such powerful women who have never done anything but promote girl power. But their whole feud began on July 21, when the “Anaconda” singer went on a rant about not being nominated for Video of the Year at the VMAs, and Taylor thought she was calling her out specifically. Click to hear more details about the Taylor and Nicki feud.

Eventually, Tay realized that Nicki was simply addressing the media’s perception of black females, period, and on July 23, she took to Twitter to apologize. “I thought I was being called out,” the 25-year-old wrote. “I missed the point, I misunderstood, then I misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.”

And Nicki could NOT have been more grateful for the apology. “That means so much Taylor, thank you,” she responded, even including three heart emojis. Later, when a fan commented on how great it was that ‘Nic and Taylor’ made up, the rapper added, “I’ve always loved her. Everyone makes mistakes. She gained so much more respect from me. Let’s move on.”

Let’s move on, indeed! Tell us, HollywoodLifers: Do you think Nicki should’ve forgiven Taylor?

— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Russ Weakland