Nicki Minaj appeared on Good Morning America today, where Lara Spencer of course took the opportunity to ask the singer about the firestorm of which she's been a part over the past few days. Spencer gave Minaj the opportunity to address why she felt like it was important to draw attention to the potential reasons "Anaconda" had been snubbed in the Video of the Year category at this year's VMAs. Spencer read several of Minaj's tweets from July 21, including her message about videos featuring girls with slim bodies that caused Taylor Swift to enter the fray. "First of all, I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone," Minaj told Lara Spencer on GMA. "She was super, super sweet. She apologized. She said, 'You know, look, I didn't understand the big picture of what you were saying. But now I get it.' So, we're all good." She continued to express her discontent with "Anaconda" not receiving a nomination for Video of the Year, considering it broke Vevo's record for most plays in 24 hours and had such a huge cultural impact. "I do think if it was one of the pop girls, they would have had many nominations for it," Minaj continued. "It is what it is." She also addressed her comments about videos with "slim bodies," saying, "I think we have to have both images for girls. We can't have only one type of body being glorified in the media, because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are." "I gotta believe this is the makings of a beautiful collaboration... Can we make something beautiful come from this with you [and Taylor Swift]?" Lara Spencer asked. "I'm sure we can. You know why? Because it takes a big person to do what Taylor did...We spoke for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone. It's over, you guys." We anticipate lots of hugging and laughing from Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift at the VMAs on August 30, but we hope Minaj's message about how "Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it," doesn't get lost as the dust continues to settle.
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