The “Bad Blood” singer tweeted an apology on Thursday (July 23), writing, “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ.”
Earlier in the week, the two clashed over the MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Nicki called out MTV for excluding “Anaconda” from the Video of the Year category.
“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” she said.
Swift, whose “Bad Blood” video is nominated for Video of the Year, took it as a personal attack and responded, writing, “@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.”
However, Nicki clarified that she was not talking about Swift and was trying to make a larger point about black women not being recognized for their contributions to pop culture.
Meanwhile, no love lost. Nicki has responded to Taylor’s apology. “That means so much Taylor, thank you,” she tweeted, adding, “I’ve always loved her. Everyone makes mistakes. She gained so much more respect from me. Let’s move on.”