Monday 11 December 2017

Twitter spat continues... Katy Perry wades into Taylor Swift vs Nicki Minaj

Katy Perry
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Katy Perry has waded into the Twitter war between singers Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj.

Dubbed Swift's 'arch-enemy in the music world', Perry wrote a mysterious tweet alluding to the 'irony' of the 'woman against other women argument' from someone who 'unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman...'.

Anyone with a knowledge of the recent spats in the music industry could put a few dollars on the fact that Perry is in fact talking about her former good friend Taylor Swift.

Her comments come after Taylor Swift took Nicki Minaj's disappointment at not getting nominated for MTV's Video of the Year personally.

After the nominations for MTV's Video of the Year were released, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter saying her video Anaconda should have been nominated in the category too.

Read more: Taylor Swift slams Nicki Minaj's VMA rant: 'Don't pit women against each other'

She wrote: "If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well."

Taylor took this as a swipe against her and wrote back to Nicki saying "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."

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj

Nicki followed with "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

Taylor then made this offer to her: "If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on."

Katy Perry has now added her opinion to the debate, writing: "Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman..."

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last year, Taylor opened up about her song Bad Blood, which is rumoured to be about Katy Perry.

Although Swift has declined to name her as the inspiration, it's rumoured that the 'bad blood' between them started when some of Taylor's dancers were invited to join Katy's world tour.

Read more: Ed Sheeran denies romance with Fade Street star Louise Johnston: 'My love life is non-existent'

The magazine quotes her as saying: "It had to do with business.

"She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour.

"She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me."

Back to the MTV nominations, Swift does lead the way with nine nominations, including video of the year for Bad Blood, which features her celebrity friends such as Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne and Hailee Steinfeld.

It is also up for best art direction, best direction, best editing and best visual effects at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

Miley Cyrus, who won video of the year last year for Wrecking Ball, will host the 2015 VMAs, which will air live on August 30 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

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