Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Discuss Taylor Swift On GMA
Nicki Minaj had been scheduled to appear on Good Morning America’s weekly Central Park concert series for a while, but it seems fortuitous that her appearance would come just a day after the Minaj/Taylor Swift VMAs kerfuffle. So it gave her a chance to comment IRL on a controversy that mainly happened over tweet: “I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone. She was super, super sweet. She apologized and said, ‘Look, I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying, but now I get it.’ So we’re all good.”
She also talked a bit more about her original intention behind her initial tweets:
“Anaconda” had such a huge cultural impact, and on top of that, we broke the Vevo record. So this is actually my third time breaking the Vevo record, and “Anaconda” therefore should have been nominated. I do think that if it was one of the pop girls, they would have had many nominations for it. I think I got two nominations for “Anaconda” — for female and for hip-hop, but it should’ve been for the year. […] I think that we have to have both images for girls. We can’t just have one type of body being glorified in the media because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are.
[…] It takes a big person to do what Taylor did. Everyone sometimes speaks out of turns. I’ve been there. Sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate, and then we just talk. So it was big of her to come out and say that. So, yeah, we spoke for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone. It’s over, you guys. I love you guys for supporting me. Thank you so much.
Well, that’s that! The full interview is below, plus video of her performing “Feelin’ Myself” and “The Night Is Still Young.”