Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj's Twitter Argument: A Full Timeline of the Disagreement

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift Feud Timeline
Courtesy Photos; Getty Images

Where were YOU when the long national nightmare known as the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj Twitter spat got underway? Beginning on Tuesday (July 21), the barb-trading between two of music's biggest superstars regarding the MTV Video Music Awards nominations caused the pop world to stand still. When Swift and Minaj stopped trading tweets, some other huge names got in on the conversation! Fortunately for the sake of our collective sanity, it seems that the situation has been resolved.

Did you miss any detail of the Nicki-Taylor argument and the social media debris that it caused? Don't worry -- we've got you covered. Here is a full timeline of the disagreement, from beginning to end.

July 21, 11:00 AM: The MTV Video Music Award nominations are released. The video of the year nominees are "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "7/11" by Beyonce, "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars and "Alright" by Lamar. Nicki Minaj is nominated for three awards, including two for "Anaconda."

July 21, 11:30 AM: Taylor Swift celebrates "Bad Blood" getting nominated for video of the year.

July 21, 2:45 PM: Nicki Minaj sends off her first tweet questioning the MTV VMAs nominations, specifically the snub of her "Feeling Myself" video with Beyonce.

July 21, 3:23 PM: After discussing the "Anaconda" video's lack of a video of the year nod, Nicki Minaj alludes to "'other' girls" getting nominated for the top prize…

July 21, 5:39 PM: …And then gets more specific, aiming at videos that celebrate "women with very slim bodies" that were nominated for video of the year.

July 21, 6:13 PM: Less than an hour later, Taylor Swift strikes, interpreting Nicki's tweets as a slight against her and her video of the year nomination.

July 21, 6:18 PM: Nicki is confused.

July 21, 6:58 PM: Taylor makes Nicki an offer. Meanwhile, the rest of the pop world is standing still.

July 21, 7:10 PM: The non-superstars start reacting to this very public disagreement, and Nicki turns her attention to how the interaction is being construed. Taylor stays silent on the matter for the rest of the evening.

July 21, 9:45 PM: Bruno Mars, a video of the year nominee for "Uptown Funk," leaps into the fray with a joking lambast of Ed Sheeran.


July 21, 10:54 PM: Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul offers to settle the Taylor-Nicki spat over breakfast food.

July 22, 1:22 AM: Ed Sheeran continues Bruno Mars' silliness.

July 22, 10:28 AM: Taylor Swift returns to Twitter to wish Selena Gomez a happy birthday, but does not comment on the previous day's Twitter disagreement.

July 22, 1:07 PM: Piers Morgan blasts Nicki Minaj in an op-ed, calling her "whiny" and "a stroppy piece of work." "Piers Morgan" begins trending worldwide.

July 22, 1:52 PM: Nicki Minaj begins promoting articles describing why she was right to call out the music industry's underlying racism, and why Taylor Swift was wrong to call her out.

July 22, 5:17 PM: Katy Perry -- long presumed to be the subject of Taylor Swift's caustic "Bad Blood" -- jumps in with a single tweet that seemingly points out how "ironic" Swift's argument against Minaj is.

July 23, 7:32 AM: After an interview in which Ed Sheeran describes Nicki Minaj's argument as "redundant" starts to go viral, Sheeran protests by saying that his comments were "taken out of context." He later admits that he "definitely said it wrong" and apologizes.

July 23, 11:32 AM: The madness finally begins to end. Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj.

July 23, 12:26 PM: Nicki accepts Taylor's apology…

July 23, 12:36 PM: …And blows a kiss Katy Perry's way before moving on. The 48-Hour Pop War has ended.