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SHADE ALERT?! Did Nicki Minaj Just Call Out Taylor Swift on Instagram?

By: Monya Fleming

SHADE ALERT?! Did Nicki Minaj Just Call Out Taylor Swift on Instagram?
Nicki Minaj decided to call out Taylor Swift on Instagram after overtaking her in the ranking of female solo artists on the Billboard Hot 100.

Some fans are praising Nicki for uplifting another female artist, while others suggest she was throwing major shade!

Nicki outdid Taylor in the rankings on Tuesday (February 7) after her collaboration on Major Lazer's track, "Run Up" came in at number 66 in the US singles chart. This brings Minaj’s record of Billboard Hot 100 appearances up to 71, just one more than Swift. 

The "Anaconda" rapper was obviously thrilled with becoming the second-highest female in the rankings, although Aretha Franklin is still ahead with 73. Nicki celebrated the achievement by thanking fans and giving a shout out to Taylor. 

Minaj took to Instagram to write, "Oh hey, Taylor. Taylor and I were tied but thanks to you guys, #RunUp debuted on the Hot 100 this week, so I was able to inch past her a bit. Did u know she’s a [Sagittarius] like ya girl? Her, Britney, Christina Aguilera. Yup! Love them all."

Several media outlets accused Nicki of throwing shade at Taylor, who she previously feuded with on social media. However, other fans believed the rapper was just building up a fellow female artist. 

Fans weighed in on social media:
Tabledish93 wrote, "I love nicki this is exactly why she's famous and winning always because she acknowledges other singer as well. She didn't have to write Taylor's name and mention how they both at the #1 spot but she did and she isn't petty like other singers who can't stand other singers success. #womenuplifitngwomen."

And follower kittysam_ commented, "I am starting to like her more and more lately. She stands up for bullying and instead of bashing or being negative towards her other "competitors" on the list, she instead praises them and loves them all. Positive vibes :)"

The reason some may believe Nicki was being petty is due to their falling out in July 2015 on Twitter. Nicki was upset that "Anaconda" wasn't nominated for Best Choreography and Video of the Year at that year’s VMAs, especially after the song and video's success. 

Minaj took to Twitter to rant and appeared to single out one Video of the Year nominee, Taylor. 

Nicki shot back that she wasn't talking about her and Taylor later apologized.


Was Nicki throwing shade or not with her latest social media post?

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