Minaj edged past Swift in the rankings on Tuesday (February 7) after her feature on Major Lazer‘s latest single ‘Run Up’ charted at number 66 in the US singles chart (for the chart dated February 18). The achievement notches Minaj’s record of Billboard Hot 100 appearances up to 71 – one more than Swift.
On becoming the second-highest female in the rankings – Aretha Franklin is still out in front with 73 – Minaj thanked her fans before recognising Swift, who now sits in third place with 70.
“Oh hey, Taylor,” she wrote on her Instagram. “Taylor and I were tied but thanks to you guys, #RunUp debuted on the Hot 100 this week, so I was able to inch past her a bit. Did u know she’s a [Sagittarius] like ya girl? Her, Britney, Christina Aguilera. Yup! Love them all.”
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Oh hey, Taylor😍 – Taylor & I were tied but thanks to u guys, #RunUp debuted on the Hot 100 this week so I was able to inch past her a bit😩🙌🏽. Did u know she's a sag like ya girl? Her, Britney, Christina Aguilera… 😬yup 🎀💕 love them all☺️😘 #MostHot100EntriesByWomen #sagittariusRULES 😉 #ReadyOrNotHereIcome 😴
Speaking to NME three months later, Swift vowed to settle any future disagreements offline. “I send text messages now,” she said. “If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone’s management, I get their number and I text them. It’s an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015.”