Taylor Swift has apologised to Nicki Minaj after a Twitter row erupted earlier this week. 

To recap, the original row broke out after Taylor was given nine VMA nominations for her Bad Blood music video, including best pop video, best visual effects and best art direction.   

After the nominations were announced yesterday, another VMA nominee Nicki Minaj sent a series of tweets which contained some rather thinly veiled references to Bad Blood, a video which featured a line up of Taylor Swift's famous pals, including Lena Dunham, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Cara Delevingne. 

Just in case there was any doubt as to which video the tweet was referencing, she followed up with this one...

Eventually Taylor decided it was time to respond: 

To which Nicki replied: 

Though Minaj's tweet felt a little pointed, she was also making a wider - and much-discussed argument - about the white appropriation of black culture in the media. A similar row broke out recently when Kylie Jenner tweeted a picture of herself with cornrows, which angered Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg

Just when things looked like they might calm down, Katy Perry - rumoured to be the target of Taylor Swift's video Bad Blood - then weighed in: 

Taylor has never confirmed that Perry was the target of Bad Blood, but she hinted as much in an interview last year. "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not," she told Rolling Stone, "She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?' 

Taylor has not reacted to Katy Perry's tweet, but has since realised Minaj was making a wider point - and not attacking her specifically - and posted this apology: 

Though there still doesn't appear to be any love lost between Kate Perry and Taylor Swift.

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