The moon is entering its first quarter, which doesn't mean much to a lot of people, but probably accounts for how much of a mess Twitter was last night.
Just hours after MTV's unveiling of the 2015 VMA nominations, fans and artists alike felt some type of way about them, and no one was holding back. It started with Nicki Minaj.
She tweeted out the following, expressing the same feeling of disappointment many of us felt after seeing that "Anaconda" wasn't nominated for Video of the Year (and "Feeling Myself" featuring Queen Bey wasn't nominated at all), while making an excellent point about the music industry at large:
Taylor Swift inexplicably emerged from the center of the universe to respond to Nicki with this:
TSwift then invited Nicki up on stage with her
when if she wins. She must have taken a cue from upstanding and gracious human being Beyonce, who let Taylor finish her speech at the VMAs six years ago.
Aaron Paul tried to reconcile things between Taylor and Nicki by offering to feed them, but the one who really stirred the pot was Ryan Seacrest. Of all people. He has since updated the headline to his article chronicling the Nicki-Taylor exchange after Nicki made it clear that she wasn't having none of that cattiness. Nicki then went on to make this glorious point about how Taylor took her music off of Spotify and was applauded, but the Tidal investors received a ton of backlash from the platform's launch. In the end, the majority of people missed the point Nicki was ultimately trying to make about the VMA nominations, which was this:
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian was still awake on the other side of the world posting pictures of herself, oblivious to what was going on in "the music world."
Perez Hilton tried to capitalize off of the situation by shading Beyonce's "7/11" (despite having previously praised it).
Actually, he shaded Beyonce in general. Because nothing good happens late at night.
The Beyhive came in on cue, and you can imagine the backlash Perez received. He's probably under the covers with his laptop at the edge of his bed waiting for the dust to settle.
Around this time, Meek Mill's thumbs started to get antsy. He posted this, just one in a series of tweets calling out Drake, rappers who don't write their own raps, Hot 97, and Safaree Samuels. Because twerking.
Rick Ross came through for a hot minute like 👀, later deleting this gem. Tell us how you really feel, Rick.
I'd like to point out that during all of this, Chris Brown was stuck in the Philippines doing flips.
Azealia Banks still felt slighted.
Rihanna was promoting her new fragrance, which I am dying to try out.
And now, Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly has put down his foot.
All in all, a grand slam on Twitter. The VMAs are off to a great start. I'll be posted up on a couch with popcorn and a cocktail on August 30. I'm turning my Drizzy notifications all the way on in the meantime.
UPDATE: 7/23 10:00 AM
Rainbow fairy Katy Perry has stepped into the shade room to get this hot mess back on track. Katy tweeted out the following, pointing out some inconsistencies with TSwift's Twitter response to Nicki, while shedding light on the real winner, here: Rihanna.