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Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift tried to convince the world there was no bad blood between them when they staged a reconciliation at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, but most fans weren’t fooled. And proving our suspicions to be true, Swift returned to the music scene with a new single “Look What You Made Me Do,” to which Minaj appeared to respond with a shady message.
While it hasn't been confirmed that the “Rake It Up” rapper was talking about Swift, Nicki raised a number of eyebrows, considering the timing of her post. “N***a sit down. Be humble,” Nicki tweeted only minutes after the pop star dropped her single. Of course, Nicki didn’t name her opponent, but that didn’t stop the Barbz from filling in the blanks. Some fans even suggested the femcee should come out with a remix for Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” in response to Tay’s track.
Nigga sit down. Be humble— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 25, 2017
As we already know, Nicki and Taylor have a history of feuding. It all started when Nicki tweeted about her disappointment with her mega hit “Anaconda” not being nominated for an MTV Award for Video of the Year. For some reason, Taylor – who was nominated for the category for “Bad Blood” – took Nicki’s complaints as a personal jab and accused the rapper of “pitting women against each other.” Swift’s reaction then prompted a follow-up from Nicki and a discussion about the lack of respect for women of color in the music industry.
Swift later apologized for her privilege and even performed “Bad Blood” alongside Minaj on stage. But Nicki’s recent subliminal tweet may be a sign that not everything is as peachy they made it out to be. Not to mention, the rapper recently collaborated with Katy Perry (Taylor’s other foe) on the rumored diss track “Swish Swish.”
Clearly, some beefs never die. As for Taylor, she’s probably too worried about getting back at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, for releasing the tape, in which the singer clearly gave the green light to Ye’s song, “Famous.” Even so, fans still want to know: Taylor, what’s good?