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She also mentioned “Anaconda” being snubbed for “Best Choreography” and the “Feeling Myself” video being completely shut out.


Still, that was enough for the outspoken singer who seemed to firmly believe that both “Anaconda” as well as “Feeling Myself” (her single with Beyoncé) should have been nominated for Video of the Year.

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced today and there were some pretty strong reactions to the ones that made the cut.

She tweeted, “MTV thank you for my nominations”. While she received three nominations (Best Female Video, Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Collaboration), she firmly expressed that she should’ve got a couple more. “Feelin’ Myself” felt similarly huge, even when released through Tidal, a medium that has generally killed the hype for even the biggest artists’ releases (just ask Rihanna).

“You couldn’t go on social media without seeing people doing the cover art, choreo, outfits for Halloween”, she tweeted. Swift – a slim-bodied woman nominated for video of the year, alongside Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce – took offense at this implication.


When the “other” girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination.

Minaj chimed in on the ongoing debate, telling followers that if she were a “different kind” of artist, “Anaconda” would have been nominated for several different categories at this year’s awards.

“I’ve done nothing but love & support you”, she wrote to Minaj.


What do you think of Nicki Minaj’s rant about MTV not nominating “Anaconda” for “Video Of The Year”?

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