Okay, here's how it all went down: after the nominations came out, Nicki Tweeted a thanks to MTV and joked that her "Feeling Myself" video with Beyoncé must have missed the submission deadline.
An hour after that, she Tweeted that if she was "a different KIND of artist" her video for "'Anaconda' would be nominated for best [choreography] and Video of the Year as well," adding, "OTHER girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture, they get that [Video of the Year] nomination."
She cleared up what she meant by "other girls" in her next Tweet. "If your video celebrates women with very SLIM bodies, you will be nominated for Video of the Year," she wrote.
Well, the only women up for Video of the Year this time around are Nicki's friend Beyoncé, and Swift. And Taylor's video for "Bad Blood" features a bunch of her skinny model friends, soo it's logical to assume her Tweet was about Swift.
Taylor saw it that way, too, because she Tweeted back, "@NICKIMINAJ I've done nothing but love and support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot."
But Nicki denied targeting her, replying with, "Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn't say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this."
Then, after the media accused her of going after Taylor, she followed up with, "Nothing I said had to do with Taylor. So what jabs? White media and their tactics. So sad. That's what they want."
Taylor responded by inviting Nicki to accompany her onstage if she wins -- to which Nicki replied ...
Oh but trust me. I'll be on that stage to collect my awards for vid of the year. Feeling Myself & Anaconda. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015