UPDATE 07/21/2015: Nicki Minaj set off a wave of reactions on Twitter earlier today after Tweeting out her disappointment that her "Anaconda" video wasn't nominated for the Video of the Year and Best Choreography categories of the MTV Video Music Awards. A few hours after her initial string of Tweets, Minaj added some more shade to the original pile and even seemed to incite a reaction from Taylor Swift in the process.
Earlier today, the 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominees were announced and besides the obvious omission of Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself" video, the nominees look pretty solid. However, Minaj's "Anaconda" video, which broke VEVO's record for most views within 24 hours last summer, is nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Female Video, but is notably absent from Video of the Year and Best Choreography. To be fair, "Anaconda" is notoriously loved and hated among music fans but did make quite an impact last summer—whether it was Ellen Degeneres' parody video or the number of memes it inspired, or the fact that the video broke records.
Minaj took to Twitter earlier today to slam MTV and the nominations:
Like I said earlier,
Does she have a point?