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Nicki Minaj Explains VMA Tweets Were About Crediting Black Women as Trendsetters

Nicki Minaj Explains VMA Tweets Were About Crediting Black Women as Trendsetters

Nicki Minaj has taken to Instagram to explain why she was upset with the 2015 MTV VMA nominations this year.

While most headlines focused on the 32-year-old rapper’s exchange with Taylor Swift, Nicki says there was a bigger message about racism that was overlooked.

Marie Claire, thank u ❤️ Time Magazine, The Guardian, New York Times, Complex, Vibe, Karen Civil, TV Guide, etc. The list goes on of news/media outlets who used their voice to help me make a very obvious point,” Nicki wrote.

She continued, “Thank you so much. Nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn’t credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others. We are huge trendsetters, not second class citizens that get thrown crumbs. This isn’t anger. This is #information. It’s all love to MTV. Kisses to my fans and thank you for my 3 nominations. #ThePinkprintTOUR tonight in VA! Over 15 thousand people. I can’t wait to see u guys. 😘❤️”

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