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Whoopi Goldberg brings Beyoncé into Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift feud

@nickiminaj via Instagram

@nickiminaj via Instagram

It seems like everybody — and we mean everybody — has an opinion on the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj feud. Shortly after the 2015 VMA nominations were announced, the “Super Bass” rapper got Twitter buzzing when she slammed MTV for not giving Black women credit for the real influence they have on pop culture.

“Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or …?” she tweeted on Tuesday morning. “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist… Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well. If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” continued Barbz.

In fact, her sassy tweets hit a nerve with fellow nominee, Swift and her fans who before clarifying, took Minaj’s discussion as a direct jab. “@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,” the Bad Blood singer tweeted. It was downhill from there, as fans from both sides, including Katy Perry (who sounded off in defense of Minaj).

And while Minaj insists that she simply wanted to point out that Black women do not get enough recognition for their influence on pop culture, others aren’t buying it. Whoopi Goldberg addressed the drama on Wednesday’s episode of “The View” saying. “What the hell is going on? What is happening? Beyoncé gets nominated and wins. You can’t say on one hand that it’s all about skinny girls. Not that I’m putting Beyoncé down but I’m just saying that’s a full-figured b—-. I’m sorry.”

For those who missed the epic exchange, Minaj voiced her disappointment that her “Anaconda” video as well as her Tidal exclusive “Feeling Myself” featuring the Queen B, didn’t receive more love from MTV. When further discussing the topic, Goldberg wondered if Minaj’s explanation was even valid.

“[Beyoncé] gets nominated so maybe [“Anaconda”] wasn’t their cup of tea,” she explained. “Maybe it wasn’t anything but that.”

New co-host Michelle Collins, however, stood with #TeamNicki saying. “Anaconda’ is one of the few videos that I remember from the last year. I loved the video,” she explained. “I thought it was entertaining and that’s what this is about. I think she has a point. Hollywood in general; skinny girls go further.”


  1. kelly on July 24, 2015 at 1:36 am

    beyonce gets recognize for no reason sometimes , all she has to do is endorce a product or idea and it sells but no one wants any part of a woman singing bout a snake as a penis and wanting kids to code it as a nice woman who loves snakes her name minaj is offenisive enough to children she should have changed that if he wants to be seen as more than a sex image with a inflated life raft for a booty she is one sick chick always into something awkward and foul.. then want some one to cosign taylor swift is cross over artist minaj is not simple she just is not every one dont like foul rao music , im glad they let the kids know her song was meaning less and baseless too . .bye girl

    • That dude on July 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

      If you haven’t realized, MTV is not a kids channel. Nor is her (Niki) music garnered to children. When looking at a video from a pure artistic point of view she has a point. Not saying that Swift’s was any less or shouldn’t have win. In just saying she has a valid point.

      • Zenith on July 25, 2015 at 3:08 am

        And Minaj’s video is artistic? It’s sheer pandering, as most of her music is. She uses her body to sell that music, and her shit is a one-trick pony of sexual innuendo upon sexual innuendo on every song.

        Maybe people just don’t appreciate that kind of subject matter/presentation as much as she thinks.

        • That dude on August 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

          Maybe SOME people don’t appreciate it. The operative is Some.

    • Yolanda Coleman on July 24, 2015 at 9:03 am

      I totally agree…. And Nicki is talking about full figured but she a skinny girl. Take all that plastic surgery away and she turns into Taylor Swift, lol….

    • Onyx on July 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Endorcing is doing something and while we are on beyonce she gets recognized because shes big she has acted she’s a song writter and she has voice acted to say she gets fame for no reason is ignorant

      • Yndy on July 25, 2015 at 6:22 am

        Lol @ Beyonce being a songwriter

        • NO SHADE 59 on July 25, 2015 at 7:06 am

          I toally agree with you and just because you’re in a few movies doesn’t mean you’re an actress lol just means you know someone in the movie producing business

  2. Robert Cave on July 24, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Why Does Taylor – Always Have To Win Awards !!! # Hyped Up Popularity Contest ■☆■

    • adeline on July 25, 2015 at 12:35 am

      Taylor always wins because she’s a SINGER! I like nicky too but I wouldn’t complain, that’s embarrassing!

      • Robert Cave on July 25, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        She may Be A Singer ● Videos Suck # Idiot Fans & Record Sales Do it ■■■

    • NO SHADE 59 on July 25, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Why does Beyonce have to always win awards and the craziest part of it all is she thinks she’s too big to show up at half of the awards shows

  3. CRIS SCOTT on July 24, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Niki has a valid point, but if you all remember MTV didn’t recognize Rap Music. YOU CAN KNOCK DOWN THE WALL, BUT THE ARCHITECT of that wall STILL REMAINS.

    • manonyme on July 25, 2015 at 12:41 am

      . . .not only Rap music. M T V refused to play MICHAEL JACKSON in the early 80s! (said it didn’t fit in with their Rock-based format)
      We shouldn’t even be giving out awards for ATT!! IT’S TOTALLY SUBJECTIVE so finding the “Best” is beyond relative. I would say to Nicki tht all she has to do is look around herself and take in all tht her rhymes has given her…and a lovely cherry on tht in the form of Meek.
      That’s her R e w a r d – not Award. . .

      • deebon on July 25, 2015 at 7:02 am

        R we really acting as if MTV does not recognize black music and artists? Please people…

        • CRIS SCOTT on July 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

          To be recognized doesn’t mean to be appreciated. But in all honesty B E T is guilty of the same. If it is not Robin Thick who else gets recognized.

  4. Finesser on July 24, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I love nicki and i love taylor i think they should just forgive , forget and just fuck already like seriously they both make good music they both have a big fan base and both are very attractive women they need to get over this and another thing why bring beyonce into it whoopi goldberg i love you but youre not helping the situation beyonce, nicki and taylor should just quit and have a threesome now thats news id like to hear about

  5. Katias life on July 25, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Nicki is about as fake as them lampchop lashes.. Girl bye…..

  6. antoinettewreeves on July 25, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Quality Of performance rroolllin…. <…. Find Here

  7. tyhrenesha jones on July 25, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Nickiki I’d way better than Beyonce any way

  8. HanMail on July 25, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I like all three.