Katy Perry takes a not-so-subtle swipe at Taylor Swift after Nicki Minaj's VMA row

The singer thinks Taylor calling for solidarity among women is ironic.

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Katy Perry has joined in the debate on race, feminism and the music industry after Nicki Minaj kicked off a huge conversation following the MTV VMA nominations.

Nicki openly criticised the way black culture was regularly appropriated but rarely acknowledged or rewarded in a series of tweets earlier this week.

And when Taylor Swift waded in, incorrectly assuming Nicki’s tweets were about her, she was quickly shot down for completely missing the point.

Perry's tweet doesn’t mention anyone by name, but directly dismisses Taylor’s argument about ‘pitting women against other women’ and points out how hypocritical it is for Swift use that defense.

“Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman,” she said.

Swift's song 'Bad Blood', which got seven nominations at the VMAs, is rumoured to be about Katy Perry.

Swift spoke about the song in a 2014 cover story for Rolling Stone, saying the artist in question was someone who acted nice to her but ended up betraying her by hiring the dancers from her arena tour.

"I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.'," she said.

"I'm surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it."

The video, which starred Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, Cindy Crawford and Cara Delevingne among others, was also criticised for directly pitting women against women, as Swift's character arranges a squad of to take down a former accomplice (played by Selena Gomez).

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