American rapper Nicki Minaj is said to be deeply troubled that her “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” were not recognized in the 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominations.
Despite garnering three MTV VMA nominations, Entertainment Weekly reported that the 32-year-old rapper felt her music videos could have gotten more accolades. She was nominated under the categories Best Female Video and Best Hip Hop Video for “Anaconda” as well as Best Collaboration for “Bang Bang,” with pop singers Ariana Grande and Jessie J.
Minaj expected more nominations and firmly believes that “Anaconda” and her single with Beyoncé “Feeling Myself" are worthy for nominations under Video of the Year and Best Choreography. The “Super Bass” singer was vocal in social media about her disappointment and claimed that if she were “a different kind of artist,” her chances could have been greater.
"Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or...? If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well," she tweeted Tuesday morning.
Last year, Entertainment Tonight reported that Ellen DeGeneres made a spoof of “Anaconda.” The “Starships” singer referenced it to clearly state that the music video indeed created a huge impact. "Ellen did her own anaconda video and did the #choreo lol. Remember her doing that kick . Even mtv did a post on the choreo @MTV remember?” she added. "U couldn't go on social media w/o seeing ppl doing the cover art, choreo, outfits for Halloween...an impact like that & no VOTY nomination?"
Meanwhile, the outspoken singer had some misunderstandings with fellow VMA nominee Taylor Swift, Us Weekly reported. The “Bad Blood” singer responded to Minaj’s “women with slim bodies” tweet and said, “I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot..” Fortunately, no bad blood came in between them and Swift even invited Minaj to come up onstage with her if ever she wins.
Voting for the VMAs is still in progress. The awards show will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. EST.