Women in Music 2016
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Bozoma Saint John Accepts Executive of the Year Honor at Women In Music 2016: 'We're Knocking Dudes Out of the Way to Make Room for You'
Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music Speech
Kesha Accepts Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016: 'Don't Let Anyone Take Your Happiness'
Nicki Minaj Says VMA Tweets Had 'Nothing to Do With Any of the Women'
Taylor Swift most notably assumed some of Minaj's statements were about her and her "Bad Blood" video, which was nominated for the top award. Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran got involved with a heated parody exchange, The View, Piers Morgan, Aaron Paul and even Katy Perry -- the widely presumed subject of Swift's "Bad Blood" song -- all weighed in too. But not everyone got it right.
On Wednesday, Minaj posted a clip of a Marie Claire article on the issue, thanking the outlet and some others who, she said, "used their voice to help me make a very obvious point."
She wrote, further clarifying her own statements, "Nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn't credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others. We are huge trendsetters, not second class citizens that get thrown crumbs. This isn't anger. This is #information. It's all love to MTV. Kisses to my fans and thank you for my 3 nominations."