Long held theory suggests Swift's 'Bad Blood' is about Perry
The online disagreement between the two stars saw Minaj accusing Swift of defending the “racist media” following the recent MTV VMA nominations.
The dispute began when Minaj took offence at her omission from the Video Of The Year nominations at this year’s MTV VMAs, citing the reason as the industry’s inherent racism. Swift is nominated in the category alongside Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson.
Minaj tweeted: “When the “other” girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination”, a tweet that Taylor Swift deemed to be about her. Swift replied: “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..”
With Swift inviting Minaj to come onstage with her if she wins the award, Minaj later retweeted a fan’s post that called for Swift to “stop using “support all girls” as an excuse to not be critical of racist media that benefits and glorifies you”.
Now, Katy Perry has taken to Twitter to comment on Swift’s response, writing: “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 is thought to be referring to Swift’s recent single ‘Bad Blood’, rumoured to be written about Perry herself and referencing their relationship.
Minaj later wrote on Instagram that her initial argument had “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”.
Representatives for Perry recently dismissed reports that the singer will release a track in which she addresses Swift.
It was alleged that Perry registered a title for a new song with the performing rights organisation BMI, with the track supposedly called ‘1984’, a direct reference to Swift’s latest album ‘1989’.
However, Katy Perry’s managers at Direct Management Group have described the story as “completely false”. A representative for Perry told Billboard: “Katy Perry was not involved in writing, singing, recording or registering this song.”
Perry is due to release her fifth album by next year, her manager recently confirmed. The singer, who begins the last stint of her ‘Prismatic’ tour in Peru on September 22, released her fourth solo album, ‘Prism’, in October 2013. It was the sixth best-selling album of that year.