Katy Perry Mocks Taylor Swift in the Nicki Minaj VMAs Feud, Calls Swift's Argument "Ironic"

Katy Perry slammed Taylor Swift in a new tweet about her feud with Nicki Minaj. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

As if there wasn’t enough Bad Blood! Katy Perry took to Twitter on Wednesday, July 22, to weigh in on the ongoing online feud between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj

As the not-so-secret subject of Swift’s hit song “Bad Blood,” Perry, 30, had an interesting take on the beef between the two chart-topping ladies. 

“Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…,” Perry wrote. 

Minaj, 32, quickly favorited the tweet. 

Perry then tweeted, “The real travesty is where is the shine for  #BBHMMVideo when VMA eligibility period was 7/7/14-7/1/15 & that gem dropped 7/1... @MTV,” calling out her pal Rihanna’s graphic new music video. 

The disagreement between Minaj and Swift, 25, began on July 21, when the rapper tweeted about not being nominated for Video of the Year for her song “Anaconda.” 

“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” she wrote. 

The “Blank Space” singer, who is nominated her for her “Bad Blood” music video, immediately took offense, lashing out, “@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 queen of the celebrity squad then sparked Minaj’s frustrations, which prompted her to reply, “Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn't say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this. @taylorswift13.” 

Minaj went on to write, “@taylorswift13 I'm still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear... ,” to which Swift replied, “@NICKIMINAJ If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on.” 

Minaj went on to clarify her point via Instagram, posting an excerpt from a Marie Claire article, explaining her irritation over beauty standards between African American women and Caucasian women. 

“Marie Claire, thank u Time Magazine, The Guardian, New York Times, Complex, Vibe, Karen Civil, TV Guide, etc. The list goes on of news/media outlets who used their voice to help me make a very obvious point,” she wrote. “Thank you so much. Nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn't credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others. We are huge trendsetters, not second class citizens that get thrown crumbs. This isn't anger. This is #information. It's all love to MTV. Kisses to my fans and thank you for my 3 nominations. #ThePinkprintTOUR tonight in VA! Over 15 thousand people. I can't wait to see u guys.”

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