Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Twitter fight came to a dramatic end on July 23 when T-Swift raised her white flag and totally surrendered to the rapper. For those of you who think Taylor should not have apologized, I’ll tell you why it was a smart move.
Taylor Swift, 25, took the high road on July 23 and I’ll tell you, I’ve never been more proud of the 25-year-old. Taylor absolutely had to apologize because she is arguably the bigger star, younger and it became an international debate on race. Taylor should not have interjected herself after Nicki Minaj, 32, began slamming MTV on July 22 for not nominating her in the Video Of The Year category at the VMAs because it was always a losing battle.
When any celebrity inserts themselves rightfully or wrongfully into a situation with another notable celebrity (or really anyone for that matter), they are automatically fair game. They each have tons of fans, Taylor has over 60 million Twitter followers, Nicki has over 19 million respectively and that means they have their own army of fans to support them and go to cyber war for them. That’s exactly what happened. Once this got even bigger, made national news and got the attention of Katy Perry, things had gotten out of control. Did it seem as though Nicki was calling out Taylor with this tweet: “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” Yes, it definitely seemed that way but again, Taylor learned a valuable lesson — if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. What ensued was a media firestorm and Taylor was always going to be on the losing end for assuming Nicki was calling her out. Click to learn more details about the Taylor and Nicki fight.
Taylor’s apology: “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki” was perfect. It was respectful, short and to the point. Clearly she knew what she had to do and it really showed her maturity. To have remained stubborn wouldn’t have been worth it. Why would she want to expend energy to have a feud with one of the biggest rappers in the music biz? Why would she want there to be tension at the MTV VMAs and why would she want to subject herself to even more criticism. This ends the debate … at least between Nicki and Taylor. This way they can move on and so can the world. Taylor once referenced Madeleine Albright‘s quote: “There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women” and I completely agree. I’m glad Taylor is being supportive and apologetic. Let’s just hope everyone else can move on too.
HollywoodLifers, are you glad they’ve squashed their feud?
— Chloe Melas