Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj proved the only “Bad Blood” these singers share is lyrical.
Taking to the stage Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor and Nicki performed a duet compilation of “The Night Is Still Young” and “Bad Blood” to open the show as they cemented the fact any ill feelings had passed.
Entertainment Weekly detailed the public makeup for Swift and Minaj, putting to bed any rumors the two are still feuding after a Twitter exchange in July.
— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
The Twitter feud started back in July when Nicki – upset her “Anacoda” video did not earn a nomination for Video of the Year – expressed her frustration on Twitter. Swift took exception to the comments, thinking Minaj was talking about her. Swift then responded, pondering why Minaj was pitting women against each other. Minaj then denied the tweet was about Taylor. Swift eventually called Nicki to discuss the comments, and the two made amends quickly. Taylor again took to Twitter to sincerely express her regret for the misunderstanding.
“I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki,” Swift tweeted.
As if the duet wasn’t enough, Taylor and Nick took to Twitter and Instagram after their performances to share their feelings about the other.
Taylor, thank you for being epic. ❤️
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 31, 2015
Taylor was a popular person to make up with on the night. After awarding Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, West apologized to Swift for his microphone grab in 2009 at the VMAs. His apology was part of a rambling speech West gave in accepting the award.
While Taylor was not the target, Nicki still has some bad blood with another female artist. On stage at the VMA’s, Minaj called out Miley Cyrus for an interview she recently completed, and the two women traded some NSFW words.
OH MU GIF http://t.co/gUQmRtyNVl
— beri iron man (@cameron_unicorn) August 31, 2015
While Gawker (and others) are questioning the newest feud, fans can at least rest assured that Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj have nothing but love for each other.
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