Although Nicki Minaj’s music video for “Anaconda” was nominated for “Best Female Video” and “Best Hip Hop Video” by MTV for their Video Music Awards, the rapper took to Twitter to complain that it was not nominated for “Video of the Year” or “Best Choreography” blaming her lack of nods in these categories on, of all things, racism. Nicki Minaj tweets: “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well.” She also took to her own form of body shaming tweeting “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year” which, based on her tweets back, Taylor Swift seemed to take personally.
Come on, Nicki. Did you ever stop to think that maybe other songs and their videos resonated with fans and VMA critics a little more than your remake of Sir Mix A Lot’s antiquated and over-played track?
As for her claims at the “Best Choreography” category … Is she kidding? There is hardly any dancing in the video! Nicki lifts weights in skimpy clothing and, for lack of a better word, “wags” her impressively massive booty but Miss Minaj has got to realize that her voluptuous behind is not going to win her every battle.
The singer also laments the fact that her duet with Beyoncé “Feeling Myself” wasn’t nominated for anything tweeting “Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or…?”. Well girls, I hate to break it to you but even though you two together may be “every hood n****’s dream”, clearly the critics aren’t feeling y’all as much as you two are feeling yourselves (kind of ironic, really).
I would say its time for Nicki, who claims she doesn’t “have to compete with a single soul” to eat a slice of humble pie. Lord knows there are real issues with racism in our media but the race card doesn’t need to be pulled out of the deck just because Nicki’s video simply isn’t on par with others in the categories of “Best Choreography” and “Video of the Year”.