Ed Sheeran has joined the various artists in adding their voices on the recent public dispute between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.
The disagreement relating to the two stars began when Minaj took offence at her omission on the Video Of The Year nominations when it reaches this year’s MTV VMAs, citing the reason why as the industry’s inherent racism. It ended in Minaj accusing Swift of defending the “racist media” after her fellow star thought Minaj was tweeting about her.
Swift is nominated inside the category alongside Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson. Minaj’s videos for ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Feeling Myself’ were overlooked.
While Katy Perry accused Swift of hypocrisy on the incident, Swift’s friend Sheeran has backed the ‘1989‘ hitmaker.
“I think everybody knows that Taylor has been doing nothing wrong as situation,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“She didn’t nominate herself with the awards. It’s not her fault, she just made good quality videos and folks think they’re good.”
Sheeran continued: “I think the Minaj point is redundant, her point is basically that you have being skinny and white to secure a video of the season nomination but Beyonce’s ‘7/11’ is there and that’s celebrating the female determine every form.”
Minaj began the conversation “When the “other” girls drop a youtube video that breaks records and impacts culture they obtain that nomination”, a tweet that Taylor Swift deemed to get about her. Swift replied: “I’ve done merely love & you. It’s unlike you to definitely pit women against the other. Maybe one of several men took your slot..”
With Swift inviting Minaj to return onstage back with her if she wins the award, Minaj later retweeted a fan’s post that required Swift to “stop using “support all girls” for an excuse never to be critical of racist media that benefits and glorifies you”.
Minaj later wrote on Instagram that her initial argument had “nothing about any on the women, but everything regarding a system that will not credit black women for contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly while they reward others”.
Katy Perry recently accepted Twitter to discuss Swift’s side from the argument, writing: “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as you unmeasurably capitalizes around the take down of an woman”.
Perry is thought to get referring to Swift’s recent single ‘Bad Blood‘, rumoured to become written about Perry herself and referencing their relationship.