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Swift apologizes to Minaj about tweet over VMA nominations

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    FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2015 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford in New Jersey. Swift and Nicki Minaj traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn’t earn a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Minaj tweeted multiple times that she didn’t understand why her rump-shaking video for “Anaconda” wasn’t up for the top award when MTV announced the nominees Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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NEW YORK >> Taylor Swift has apologized to Nicki Minaj for calling her out on Twitter regarding her MTV Video Music Awards nominations.

Swift tweeted Thursday that she thought she was “being called out” by Minaj. The singer added: “I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.”

“That means so much Taylor, thank you,” Minaj replied.

Minaj and Swift traded words Tuesday on Twitter after MTV announced the nominees for the VMAs, where Swift is the leader with nine. Minaj was upset she didn’t earn a nomination for video of the year for “Anaconda.” She launched a series of tweets about how slim women earn top nominations and later said black female entertainers don’t get enough credit for their influence on pop culture.

She didn’t mention any names, but Swift thought the rapper was referring to her.

Minaj tweeted there were no hard feelings Thursday after a fan tweeted that he was happy the performers had made up.

“I’ve always loved her. Everyone makes mistakes. She gained so much more respect from me. Let’s move on,” Minaj tweeted.

Minaj is nominated for three awards, including best female video and hip-hop video for “Anaconda.” Swift’s nominations include best female video, pop video and collaboration.

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Taylor Swift’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/

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