Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are beefing about MTV Video Music Awards nominations, and “The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg is just trying to sort through the Twitter mess.
“What the hell is going on?” the comedian asked on Wednesday’s ABC daytime talker, not exactly rhetorically.
Minaj’s “Anaconda” was not nominated for MTV’s Video of the Year, prompting the rapper to tweet: “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.”
Taylor Swift, presuming like many that this was a shot at her nominated “Bad Blood” video, responded with this: “@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.”
Minaj later denied that her tweet had anything to do with Swift or “Bad Blood,” blaming the apparent misunderstanding on the “white media.”
Fast-forward to this morning, when the “View” panel disagreed on whether or not “Anaconda” was actually snubbed, and if “Bad Blood” was truly worthy of the slot.
“We don’t always need videos where girls are naked that way,” Raven-Symone offered of “Anaconda.”
Co-host Michelle Collins is more on Minaj’s side than Swift’s, calling “Bad Blood” “a little bat mitzvah-ish.”
“What happened to graciousness?” guest co-host Deborah Roberts asked, citing soap opera star Susan Lucci’s record runner-up run as a model for the Minajs of the world.
Meanwhile, Whoopi straight-up pointed out the ridiculousness of Minaj’s assumption about MTV’s anti-curves bias: “Beyonce gets nominated and wins. Not that I’m putting Beyonce down, I’m not — I’m just saying that’s a full-figured bitch, I’m sorry.”
The best comment, saved for last, came from outgoing Rosie Perez. The normally outspoken “Fish in the Dark” star was uncharacteristically silent during the whole segment, and at the end, Raven-Symone set up Perez for the last word.
When asked about the music world being “all about beef,” Perez quipped, “I don’t care. I really don’t.”
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