After Nicki started a conversation about racism against black women in the music industry when she criticized MTV for not nominating her super-popular "Anaconda" music video
for Video of the Year at the VMAs -- and Taylor surprisingly bit back at her by accusing her of pitting women against other women -- the 25-year-old "Bad Blood" singer apologized on Thursday.
"I thought I was being called out," Taylor wrote. "I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki."
Nicki has since accepted her apology, also writing that she has even more respect for Taylor now.
Nicki, 32, has previously insisted she wasn't referring to Taylor when she initially tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. ... If I was a different "kind" of artist, "Anaconda" would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well."
Taylor's response -- "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." -- has since been criticized by some as being tone deaf and missing the point
about Nicki's larger argument.
Nicki reinforced her point on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a Marie Claire
article calling out why Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus got MTV nods for being provocative in music videos, when Nicki was snubbed despite breaking records for "Anaconda" and making a huge impact on pop culture
"Nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn't credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others," Nicki explained. "We are huge trendsetters, not second class citizens that get thrown crumbs. This isn't anger. This is #information."