Nicki Minaj noticed on Tuesday that "Anaconda" has been nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards' Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hip Video, but shewas surprised the video was left out of the race for Video of the Year and Best Choreography.
Minaj, who said she was thankful for her two nominations, expressed her disappointment in tweets explaining the video's impact on pop culture last year. The video notably broke Vevo's 24-hour streaming record, previously held by Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," with 19.6 million views (Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" now holds the record with 20.1 million views).
The rapper's tweets, and her followers' support of her statements, caused "Anaconda" and "Nicki" to become worldwide trending topics on Twitter. She also was confused why "Feeling Myself," collaboration with Beyoncé, wasn't nominated at all.
Some of the tweets were directed toward the female Video of the Year nominees, and the tweets drew a response from Swift, who is nominated for "Bad Blood."