Looks like we weren't the only ones fascinated to watch the misunderstandings unfurl between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift on Tuesday, July 21 — Aaron Paul, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran were transfixed too, and eager to get in on the action!
Nicki Minaj jumped on Twitter to vent frustrations against MTV for only giving her two 2015 VMA nominations for her hit single "Anaconda." But her gripes against the music industry, and in particular their penchant for celebrating "women with very slim bodies," and rewarding those celebs with Video of the Year nominations, were taken personally by Swift.
As a slim woman with a Video of the Year nomination (for "Bad Blood"), the 25-year-old took exception to the shout-out, responding, "@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 and Swift later cooled things off with some mutual love and respect, but not before some other celebs' interest had been piqued!
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul chimed in with an offer to play peace keeper. "Dear @taylorswift13 and @NICKIMINAJ, I love you both. How about we all get together and talk this thru? Coffee? Pancakes?? My treat. Ap," he wrote.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) July 22, 2015
Shortly afterward, Bruno Mars declared war on Ed Sheeran! "Yo I want in on this twitter Beef!! VMAs is the new WWF!! @edsheeran F–k You!"
Swift's pal Sheeran then took up the challenge! "@BrunoMars any way we do dis you gon' come up short," he replied, before Mars came back:
That Cut deep..U always know how to sheer me to the core. I can't believe we're Sheeran this in public. How dare u! https://t.co/fdYOVnlScF
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) July 22, 2015
As Us Weekly previously reported, Kim Kardashian also got caught up in the Swift/Minaj furor — albeit unwittingly. When she captioned a picture of herself on Instagram with the words “Imma let you finish but…” fans instantly thought it was a reference to husband Kanye West's infamous meme-inspiring VMAs moment when he stormed Swift's stage in 2009.
“I'm not trying to shade anyone! That's not my style!” the pregnant reality star quickly tweeted, distancing herself from the confusion. “I just thought that caption was perfect for that pic! Changing the caption now! #ironic.”
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