"If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," Minaj posted to Twitter in the midst of a string of tweets bemoaning the snub. 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.
"I've done nothing but love & support you," she wrote to Minaj. "It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.."
Minaj quickly responded, "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"
She continued, "@taylorswift13 I'm still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear…"
Minaj and Swift have collaborated onstage during the latter's Speak Now tour, combining for a live rendition of Nicki's "Super Bass." Is this all a misunderstanding between friends, or is there now some, ahem, bad blood? Stay tuned…
UPDATE: Swift has offered an olive branch of sorts:
UPDATE 2: Minaj also put in one last word, making a comparison between the two artists' relationships with streaming services: