Thanks to this week’s announcement of the MTV VMAs, these internet streets have been significantly more interesting in the past 48 hours. Besides Meek Mill’s conveniently timed accusations and apologies towards Drake’s ability to write his own material, two pop princesses took the spotlight.
Fast forward a day and the two have kissed and made up. Swift tweeted out her apology for “misspeaking” on the situation and Nicki accepted it with open arms:
That means so much Taylor, thank you. @taylorswift13
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 23, 2015
However, from the sidelines, other notable voices have been picking their sides. Yesterday (July 22), Katy Perry shared how “ironic” it was that Taylor would bring the woman vs. woman argument in this scenario as well as say who else was snubbed.
Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 22, 2015
Ed Sheeran’s response was on the other side of things. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he stood by Taylor Swift’s innocence in responding to Nicki’s stream of consciousness.
“I think everyone knows that Taylor has done nothing wrong in that situation,” he said. “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 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.”