Nicki Taylor talked on the phone
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Nicki Minaj was on Good Morning America today. And she talked about what went down with Taylor Swift this week. As you know, Taylor publicly apologised yesterday on Twitter, one of the rare times she's found herself in the wrong and having to eat sh-t. Which she did. She ate it from the internet and she ate it from the media. Click here for yet another good article about Taylor’s privilege and the resulting myopia that she demonstrated in her initial reaction.
Nicki told GMA that she and Taylor resolved the issue over the phone:
“We spoke for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone. It’s over you guys.”
In situations like these, we’re used to Taylor Swift coming out on top and people shouting about how gracious and classy she is. Unless of course she writes a song about professional rivals and girl fights. Nicki? Nicki’s promising that there will be no Bad Blood:
“She was, you know, super, super sweet and she apologized. She said, ‘You know, look I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying but now I get it.’”
I know that feeling. Magnanimity always feels good from the winner’s circle. When you bestow a compliment to a one-time adversary after you’ve just kicked their ass, it’s almost like charity:
“I’m sure we can (work today),” Nicki said. “You know why, because it takes a big person to do what Taylor did. Everyone sometimes speaks out of turn, you know, I’ve been there. Sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate and we just talk so it was big of her to come out and say that."
Like I said yesterday, enjoy this burn. Because it’s burning Taylor to be patronised, you know it has to be. But remember, girls like Taylor are easily forgiven. Had it been the other way around, would Nicki have been forgiven so quickly?
A few of you have asked me for comment on Ed Sheeran who came to his benefactor’s defence and was excoriated for it. Here are my thoughts on Ed Sheeran: I don’t care about Ed Sheeran. Because I’m probably the only person who doesn’t like Ed Sheeran music. To me it’s like John Mayer music. You know that song all over the radio, the one where he sings about her mouth and how his love tastes? I hate this lyric. It grosses me out. Not even Charlie Hunnam could sell those words to me.