An insider close to Taylor Swift has said she is siding with Nicki Minaj in her feud with Miley Cyrus, according to a recent Hollywood Life article.
The unnamed source said that Taylor feels the entire feud between Nicki and Miley, which blew up at the recent 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, has been grossly overstated.
“Taylor doesn’t want to pick sides, but she does support Nicki 100 percent. She doesn’t think Nicki was bullying Miley. The whole incident in Taylor’s opinion has been blown out of proportion. She thinks Nicki has a big heart and is often misunderstood. As far as Miley is concerned, Taylor thinks she’s a tough cookie and can fend for herself.”
In that same article, a source close to Cyrus cast some serious shade on Minaj, saying that the feud was all bark from the “Super Bass” singer.
“Miley’s basically grown up in this industry and has been fighting bigger and more powerful people and bullies like Nicki for a long time. Nicki’s light weight.”
The feud came to the public’s attention after Nicki accepted her VMA award for Best Hip-Hop Video for the song “Anaconda” on Sunday. During her acceptance speech, Minaj turned her attention to Cyrus and asked her in no uncertain terms what her beef was with her.
For their part, MTV is saying the incident between Nicki and Miley was not staged, according to a recent report by People Magazine. The article quotes VMA executive producer Van Toffler as he explains the two artists did not have this planned as a part of the show.
“We had no idea what either of them was going to say, and we didn’t anticipate that. Clearly, from Miley’s reaction, it was genuine.”
Swift and Minaj, who have had their own feud through Twitter, have made amends. Taylor joined Nicki on her VMA performance of “The Night is Still Young” before transitioning into “Bad Blood,” the hit by Swift.
Taylor was by far the brightest star of the night. In addition to claiming four awards, including Video of the Year for “Bad Blood,” Swift also debuted her new single “Wildest Dreams” during the VMA pre-show. The newest Taylor single is the fifth off of her one-year-old album 1989.
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