By: Jenny Nelson

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The Nicki Minaj Vs. Taylor Swift VMAs Twitter Feud As Explained For Olds

Are you #OLD and curious about the news you ‘ve heard of the ‘Twitter feud” between popular musicians Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift??????

First of all, it wasn ‘t a ‘feud, ‘ so don ‘t say that, and secondly don ‘t worry because we are #young and here to explain it to those of you who are too old to “get it.” This way, you can stay informed before you choose a side, but also absolutely do not choose a side because you are grown and it ‘s not a feud and there are no sides to choose and Nicki is right. #TeamNicki.

Here is a ‘reaction GIF” of Nicki being right (For those of you who identify as #olds: GIF stands for ‘Graphic Interchange Format,”and a “Reaction GIF”is an animated GIF meant to convey a physical or emotional response to something):

To recap: On Tuesday, nominees were announced for the 2015 MTV VMAs. ( ‘VMAs” refers to the ‘Video Music Awards,” an award show honoring music videos that airs every year on MTV; MTV used to stand for “Music Television” but now it ‘s just ‘MTV” which doesn ‘t stand for anything because they play some music on that channel still but now they also play other kinds of programming which is OK; 2015 = this year/now.)

After the VMAs published nominees online, Nicki Minaj ‘took to Twitter” (=”logged onto popular microblogging platform Twitter”) and ‘tweeted” (= ‘published content on popular microblogging platform Twitter”) to make several calm, slightly “cheeky” (not entirely sure what that word means??) observations about her videos that were or were not honored with nominations.

Minaj ‘s first tweet was about her video for ‘Feeling Myself” ft. Beyonce, which wasn ‘t nominated for anything even though it was a cute video with two big time female pop/hip-hop stars and I, as well as other young people, loved it. The video was launched on Tidal, a streaming music service. Streaming music is, um, when you listen to music online?? Like Spotify is streaming music. You have to download Tidal to watch the whole ‘Feeling Myself” video or you can watch a trailer for ‘Feeling Myself” here.

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