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On Twitter, things got awkward fast between Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift

On Tuesday, Taylor Swift learned a very important lesson: Not everything is about her.

It all started when Nicki Minaj tweeted about her videos for "Anaconda" and "Feeling Myself" not receiving MTV VMA nominations for Video of the Year. First, she retweeted followers asking how the snub could happen (“@MTV so anaconda broke the VEVO record and it's not up for video of the year???”) then shared her own feelings:

Then, suddenly, Swift inserted herself into the debate:

A confused Minaj — who didn't say anything about Swift, her supermodel friends, her cats, or anything else that comprises her personality — responded by telling her the tweets had absolutely nothing to do with her and everything to do with how she feels black female musicians are treated:

The backlash from Minaj's fans was, well, swift:

But don't worry, Nicki! If Taylor wins, you can pull a sanctioned Kanye West and join her onstage:

This person gets it: