Taylor Swift on What She Learned From the Nicki Minaj Feud: “I Text” Instead of Tweet

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj at the 2015 VMAs
Taylor Swift and NIcki Minaj made amends at the 2015 VMAs in late August.  John Shearer/Getty Images

From now on, if Taylor Swift has "Bad Blood," she plans to handle it privately. After the mix-up between her and Nicki Minaj on Twitter in August, the seven-time Grammy winner told British magazine NME that she's learned her lesson. 

"I don't want to talk about it," Swift, 25, told the publication in a new interview. "But I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone's management, I get their number and I text them."

The drama started when Minaj, 32, tweeted about not being nominated in MTV's Video of the Year category for the VMAs, noting the show would "celebrate women with very slim bodies." Swift, who was nominated for her "Blank Space" music video, took offense and publicly responded. The two ladies were able to bury the hatchet and eventually appeared on stage to open the show in late August — but not before their little misunderstanding made headlines. 

Taylor Swift on the cover of NME
Taylor Swift on the cover of NME Jordan Hughes/NME

"It's an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015," Swift added of the dangers of social media. 

But it seems the queen of the squad is a pro at making amends. After Kanye West infamously interrupted her VMAs acceptance speech in 2009, Swift has been able to work things out with the rapper and is even spending some time with Kim Kardashian's husband. 

"Me and Kanye are on such good terms now," she said. "It took a while… But I had to tell Beck this story earlier. I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys, he stops what he's saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to this every day.' I said, ‘It's Beck, it's on an album called Morning Phase, I think you've heard of it…'"

West, 38, made headlines yet again back in February when he jumped on stage and almost interrupted Beck the same way he had interrupted Swift. Beck's Morning Phase had beaten Beyonce's self-titled visual album for Album of the Year. 

"We just burst out laughing. And he says, ‘Hey, sometimes I'm wrong,'" Swift said of the self-proclaimed 2020 presidential candidate. 

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