Nicki Minaj Puts MTV on Blast for 2015 VMA Nominations Snub -- and Taylor Swift Responds!

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Where’s the love? Nicki Minaj has a few questions for MTV about the just-announced 2015 VMA nominations, which featured nine nods for Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” music videos, but just two for Minaj’s “Anaconda.”

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After the nominees were revealed on Tuesday, July 21, the “Only” performer took to Twitter with a message for the network. Her tweets made it clear that while she appreciates the recognition she did get, she feels she should be up for more than three awards. (In addition to the two nominations she received for “Anaconda,” she and her “Bang Bang” cohorts Jessie J and Ariana Grande are contenders for “Best Collaboration.”)

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Minaj also took issue with the fact that while “Anaconda” is up for “Best Hip Hop Video” and “Best Female Video,” it missed out on bigger categories like “Video of the Year.” The nominees for that honor include Swift, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, and Kendrick Lamar.

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To back up her point, the Pink Friday rapper retweeted several fan complaints about the perceived snubs, including some that made note of how “Anaconda” broke the Vevo record for most views in a 24-hour period.

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Minaj’s tweets caught the eye of fellow nominee Swift, who received a “Video of the Year” nomination for her star-studded “Bad Blood” video. In response to the “Bang Bang” hitmaker’s complaints, the “Style” songstress wrote:

Minaj followed up with:

Swift replied by extending an invitation to the rapper:

Minaj wasn’t the only artist who took issue with MTV’s list of nominees, though. Rapper Azealia Banks – who had a couple of big videos with “Ice Princess” and “Yung Rapunxel” but received no nominations on Tuesday – also voiced her frustrations on Twitter.

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