Ed Sheeran Offers “Apologies” For Nicki Minaj Diss: “I Definitely Said It Wrong”
As Gossip Cop reported, Sheeran spoke with The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, saying his close pal Swift had “done nothing wrong” in the beef with Minaj over the VMAs nominations. Minaj was upset that “Anaconda” didn’t score a Video of the Year nomination, and accused MTV of favoring “other girls.” Sheeran felt Swift was being unfairly targeted, and didn’t agree with Minaj’s messages. He told the outlet, “I think the Minaj point is a bit redundant.”
“Her point is that you have to be skinny and white to get a Video of the Year nomination, but Beyonce’s ‘7/11′ is in there, and that is celebrating the female figure in every form,” Sheeran argued. He also said of Swift, “She didn’t nominate herself for the awards. It’s not her fault. She just made some good videos and people think they’re good.”
But now Sheeran is apparently realizing he could’ve worded his thoughts in a better way, and attempted to clarify on Twitter. After Buzzfeed UK picked up his comments and tweeted, “Ed Sheeran said Nicki Minaj’s VMAs race argument is ‘redundant,'” the singer responded, “That’s taken out of context and not what I was saying was redundant at all.”
He went on to explain, “I was making a point about body image and not race, whilst sticking up for a mate, I definitely said it wrong though, apologies.” A few hours after Sheeran’s tweets, Swift offered own apology to Minaj, writing on Twitter, “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ.”
And after Swift’s apology, a follower wrote to Sheeran, “Look @edsheeran, your friend is admitting she was wrong. Time for you to admit you missed the point.” He responded, “I’m very aware that I missed the point.” Tell us what YOU think of all the drama in the comments below.