Ed Sheeran: Taylor Swift Has “Done Nothing Wrong” In Nicki Minaj VMAs Fight

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By Shari Weiss

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Ed Sheeran is standing up for close pal Taylor Swift in the wake of her Twitter feud with Nicki Minaj over the MTV Video Music Awards.

As Gossip Cop reported, Minaj ranted on Tuesday after her clip for “Anaconda” was not nominated for Video of the Year, while “Feeling Myself,” her collaboration with Beyoncé, was shut out altogether. Minaj sent tweets questioning why they didn’t score VMAs nods, and many interpreted the messages as digs against Swift. The superstar herself also thought she was being targeted, leading her to accuse Minaj of pitting women against each other, something the rapper denied.

A number of social media users have bashed Swift for seemingly misinterpreting Minaj’s point, but Sheeran doesn’t see it that way. In fact, he agrees with his former tour mate. “I think everyone knows that Taylor has done nothing wrong in that situation,” he tells The Daily Telegraph.

Speaking Wednesday backstage at a Dublin concert, Sheeran argues, “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.” And he even knocks Minaj, going on to say, “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 is the VMAs’ second most-nominated artist this year, and he’s up for Video of the Year, too, along with Swift, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars. Prior to the interview, Sheeran was already sort of involved in the controversy when Mars jokingly tried to start their own feud, tweeting “Yo I want in on this twitter Beef!! VMAs is the new WWF!! @edsheeran F*ck You!”

The pair exchanged some amusing tweets in which they playfully dissed each other, and Sheeran now tells The Daily Telegraph, “I’ve been wanting to do that for ages with someone, but there isn’t any one that I know that I can not have to text them to tell them that this is actually a joke. When I saw Bruno do that, I knew he was joking and I know if I say anything I won’t have to text him and ask him if he’s offended by it with the short jokes.”

Maybe Minaj and Swift can make peace, and take a lesson from their fellow artists? Tell us what you think of Sheeran’s take on the situation below.

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