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Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj: "I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke"

2 days after jumping into Minaj's critique of racism in the industry, Swift says sorry [UPDATED]


Erin Keane
July 23, 2015 8:00PM (UTC)

On Tuesday, Nicki Minaj reacted to her "Anaconda" video not receiving a nod for the MTV VMA Video of the Year award, and Taylor Swift, in a move of epic overreaction, decided to take it personally. Sides were taken. Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and even Jesse Pinkman weighed in. The actual substance of Minaj's critique of structural racism in the entertainment business was discussed, as well as the way the entire controversy has been framed.

And now — perhaps it takes more than 24 hours to convey an all-hands with the massive communications team that propels TaylorCorp to the top — Taylor Swift has tweeted an apology to Minaj:

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Still to be seen: whether she will, as Minaj suggested in their initial conversation, "speak on" the larger issues that plague her industry.

UPDATE: Minaj accepts Swift's gesture graciously:

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Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's deputy editor in chief.

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