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. 😘❤️”