Nicki Minaj: “I Spoke With Taylor Swift On The Phone, We’re All Good” (VIDEO)
As Gossip Cop reported, Minaj appeared on Friday’s “Good Morning America” as this week’s “Summer Concert Series” performer. But in addition to performing, the rapper also sat down with Lara Spencer for an interview about the controversy with Swift and the MTV Video Music Awards. Spencer first invited Minaj to “clear the air” about her VMAs gripes.
“First of all, I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone,” Minaj revealed. “She was super, super sweet. She apologized. She said, ‘You know, look, I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying but now I get it.’ So we’re all good.”
Minaj went on to say about the VMAs, “I posted something on my Instagram [showing] the stats of other videos that had been nominated previously, and it just seemed to be a little funny business going on. ‘Anaconda’ just had a huge cultural impact, and on top of that, we broke the Vevo record.”
“So this is actually my third time breaking the Vevo record, and ‘Anaconda,’ therefore, should have been nominated,” continued the star. “I do think if it was one of the ‘pop girls,’ they would’ve had many nominations for it. I think I got two nominations for ‘Anaconda,’ for Female and Hip-Hop, but it should’ve been for the Year, and that’s all we were saying.”
Of comparisons to Swift, Minaj said, “I think we just have to have both images for girls. We can’t have only, you know, one type of body being glorified in the media, because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are.” Asked about a possible collaboration, Minaj answered, “I’m sure we can.”
“You know why, because it takes a big person to do what Taylor did, and everyone sometimes speaks out of turn. I’ve been there,” said Minaj, “It was big of her to come out and say that. We spoke for a long time, we were cracking up laughing on the phone, and it’s over, you guys.”
Minaj said she “would love” to work with Swift on something now, and thanked her fans for “supporting” her through the drama. Check out the full interview below, and tell us what you think. Note: Video no longer available.