The rapper had a reason to be upset when she was snubbed — and she made her reasoning clear.
"If I was a different 'kind' of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well," said Minaj.
"Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it."
She then tweeted: "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."
[Twitter defends Nicki Minaj after Taylor Swift feud, by Wilfred Chan, CNN, July 22, 2015]
I thought this was "body shaming" but I guess not.
Anyway, Swift tried to make an appeal to feminist solidarity.
That's when Taylor Swift — who describes herself as a feminist — jumped in, apparently taking the tweets personally.
"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," she wrote.
It was a surprisingly barbed volley from a singer known for her meticulously crafted public image — even Nicki Minaj seemed taken aback. "Didn't say a word about u," she replied.
The rapper then retweeted a supporter who accused Taylor Swift of not being "critical of racist media."
This provided an opening for the various rent seeking Social Justice Warriors to leap into the fray and begin another one sided "conversation" about "white feminism" and the dangers of using the anger of a black woman to stereotype about, well, "angry black women."
For many users, Swift and Minaj's interaction reflected an all-too-familiar dynamic: A black woman makes a point, and a white woman tells her to simmer down or hijacks the conversation in the name of feminism.
And what was her point? As usual, "give me that."
Perhaps awards shows should simply follow the model of college debate tournaments. The sport of debate has essentially been abolished because African-American teams found it was a successful tactic to simply Mau-Mau the judges, ignore the topic they are supposed to be discussing, call everyone racist, and demand an award. This they dutifully receive.
As Steve Sailer explains,
And they win, because few white judges dare vote publicly against blacks acting stupid. (The secret ballot is an underrated thing.) That would be like admitting you read The Bell Curve.
So let's just do this for award shows. Make it a big hugbox and give every millionaire "victim" who shows up a trophy appropriately shiny enough to double as bling.
After all, hip-hop is the most corporate, consumerist, and capitalist genre out there. As autotuned mediocrity Rihanna put it, "Bitch Better Have My Money." Let Minaj, Azealia Banks, and the rest feel better about themselves.
As for Swift, let's hope she learned a valuable lesson about Cisgendered White People trying to dabble in multicultural progressivism. Don't even try it. You're still a racist.
Social Justice Warrior signaling? Not Even Once.
So come home, Tay-Tay. Your mostly White fans are still here.
However, though I wish you well, I'm not among them. Like all real Men of the Right, I listen to metal.