Update (7/24): In case your head is still in a tizzy from the "Anacondaflict" between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift—and seemingly every other pop star—take comfort in that the issue has been laid to rest.

Nicki appeared on Good Morning America on Friday to not only give the full explanation of what her string of tweets meant, but also that the beef is officially over. 

"I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone. She was 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.' So we're all good."

Nicki then furthered her T-Swift co-sign and said she'd love to collaborate. So, feud is over...at least between Nicki and Taylor. No word on how Katy PerryBruno Mars or Ed Sheeran are feeling right now. Read on for a play-by-play of the now-squashed beef below.

Update (7/23): On Monday, Nicki Minaj torched the MTV Video Music Awards for failing to nominate "Anaconda" in arguably deserving categories like Best Choreography and Video of the Year. Nicki's disappointment—amplified by her hamburger-licious "Feeling Myself" video with Beyoncé going completely unnoticed—was multifaceted, steeped in body politics, race representation, and being a "different 'kind' of artist" than some of her more-VMA-nominated peers.

It seemed like that was the end of it; as with the Iggy Azalea "beef" of 2014, Nicki opted to drop no names, to shake her head at a flawed system rather than a fellow artist. A couple quick parting shots, though...

...somehow convinced Taylor Swift to jump in and say this was all "unlike" Nicki, and that it was explicitly about inciting female v. female feuds:

Which: Wait, what? Huh? Why?

Nicki didn't say much more, but she did retweet a shitload of thought-provoking remarks and posts. Including but not limited to:


Katy Perry just suggested that Taylor Swift is capitalizing on the thing she's lamenting: the all-too-easy woman vs. woman narrative. Because "Bad Blood" is one of the biggest songs of 2015, and because the video aimed to be one of the starriest videos ever, and 'cause "Bad Blood" is almost definitely about a seemingly trivial incident: It's a mass-appeal hit single born from KP hiring one of T-Swift's backup tour dancers.

Then Katy shifted the convo in a more positive direction—one that still hinged on ire and/or fatigue, but brought Rihanna and her unacknowledged "Bitch Better Have My Money" video into the mix:

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj attend The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Februar
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BOOM. DONE. Done? Not done. Ed Sheeran now, to the Guardian, because why not? 

“I think everyone knows that Taylor has done nothing wrong in that situation. She didn’t nominate herself for the awards. It’s not her fault, she just made some good videos and people think they’re good. And I think the Minaj point is a bit redundant, her point is that you have to be skinny and white to get a video of the year nomination but Beyoncé's '7/11' is in there and that is celebrating the female figure in every form.”

Okay. We're still not done, though, as just before lunch on Thursday, everything seemed to get resolved:

Then Onika turned people's attention to the much sadder story of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was threatened by a police officer at a routine traffic stop, arrested, and died in her jail cell.

Read below for the full backstory and all Nicki's original tweets.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Nicki Minaj attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles,
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Original story (7/21): Nicki Minaj is having her own Kanye moment over the just-announced MTV Video Music Award nominations. 

The MC snagged three noms for the 2015 VMAs (see which ones right here), but that wasn't enough for her Minajesty. Nicki slammed the network on Twitter for the slight, specifically saying her "Anaconda" video was snubbed for Best Choreography and Video of the Year. She's of the opinion that an article on MTV.com about Ellen DeGeneres doing her dance moves should've been a bellwether for the song's cultural impact.

Things got a little more serious when Nicki wondered why the "Feeling Myself" video—a long-awaited collaboration with Beyoncé—didn't get any love. And why her video's been nominated in some categories but not others...

Nicki also posted some Instagram shade wondering about the combined powers of Beyoncé's enraged Beyhive and Nicki's incensed Barbz. Nicki added at the end of her Twitter spree that she's "shooting a video today," so there's something to look forward to no matter who wins what.

(And for those keeping score, the three artists who all were nominated in both Video of the Year and Choreography of the Year were Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar.)