Katy Perry hasn’t exactly named names but Twitter world is abuzz as she waded in the word war between fellow singers Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj.
In her July 22 Twitter post, Katy reacted to Taylor calling out Nicki for allegedly pitting “women against each other” when the latter aired her sentiments about MTV Video Music Awards’ (VMA) nominees for Video of the Year.
Katy, for her part, slammed Taylor’s much-talked about Twitter post against Nicki, saying that the “Bad Blood” singer herself practically pitted women against women in her latest music video.
Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman...— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 22, 2015
But more than the main issue at hand, avid fans/netizens have been abuzz with speculations about Katy's seeming personal attack against Taylor.
As it is, it has been long since speculated that Taylor’s latest single “Bad Blood” speaks about her supposed falling out with Katy.
It will be recalled that Taylor mentioned in Rolling Stone's September 2014 article that "Bad Blood" is based on her real-life experience about how a female artist supposedly attempted to "sabotage" her arena tour back in 2013.
WORD WAR BETWEEN TAYLOR AND NICKI. In the meantime, the Twitter debate between Taylor and Nicki started when the latter expressed her dismay over the fact that discrimination remains prevalent in the music industry since “black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it.”
This after her music video for “Anaconda” failed to make the cut in the 2015 VMA nominations, which included Taylor’s (featuring Kendrick Lamar) “Bad Blood,” Beyonce’s "7/11," Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Mark Ronson’s (featuring Bruno Mars) “Uptown Funk,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.”
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Oh but trust me. I'll be on that stage to collect my awards for vid of the year. Feeling Myself & Anaconda. ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
I'm not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it. https://t.co/2xOvJzBXJX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Although Nicki didn’t directly address her tweets towards Taylor, the "Bad Blood" singer took offense and posted a message via Twitter on the same day.
Nicki, on the other hand, categorically denied that she was taking a swipe at Taylor in her tweets.
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. @taylorswift13— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
The "Anaconda" singer was further surprised when their Twitter exchange made headlines, with some reports distorting the message that she wanted to convey to her followers.
They're not missing the point, they're just attempting to overshadow the point. Oldest trick in the book. https://t.co/Y4dt1vKk6C— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
Nothing I said had to do with Taylor. So what jabs? White media and their tactics. So sad. That's what they want. https://t.co/AfcwoyDvpg— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015
I'm so glad u guys get to see how this stuff works. Taylor took her music off spotify and was applauded. We launched Tidal & were dragged.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 21, 2015