You may have been bummed when Jen and Ben broke things off. You may have been deeevastated when Gwen and Gavin ended things. But me? I was heartbroken over the Taylor Swift / Nicki Minaj Twitter spat.

You see, Taylor and Nicki go way back. Way back in 2011, Taylor Swift was doing a radio takeover at Nashville鈥檚 107.5 The River. When asked to play a song, any song she wanted, she went rogue and suggested a lesser known 鈥渁lbum cut鈥 off of Nicki Minaj鈥檚 debut album. You may have heard of it at this point (it鈥檚 鈥淪uper Bass鈥). She rapped the opening verse 鈥渧ery badly,鈥 the video went viral and Nicki released it as Pink Friday鈥榮 fifth single in April, crediting Taylor in part for its rise.

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Since, they鈥檝e performed it live together onstage and (even after their recent Twitter exchanges RTed around the world wide web) after realizing both would be in the SF area around the same time, with Nicki free on one of Tay鈥檚 concert nights, I assumed the two would reunite. I WAS WRONG and, again, devastated.

Until tonight.


Nicki Minaj opened the VMAs with a red feather-filled performance of 鈥淭rini Dem Girls鈥 an under-appreciated gem on The Pinkprint. Already awesome, made only better when Taylor came up from the stage to join Nicki, ending the performance with a 鈥淏ad Blood鈥 duet for the VMAs history book.


Thank you, Nicki and Taylor, for making us believe in world peace and the unbreakable bonds that two women as badass as both of you can share.

Update: Well, after seeing Nicki鈥檚 icy walk past Tay to accept her award, maybe there鈥檚 still a bit of bad blood between these two. And, for Miley and Nicki, there definitely is.

Does this make it all okay? We think so.

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