Putting on my Alex Jones Brand Tinfoil Hat for this, but I’m just saying: THINK ABOUT IT.
In case you didn’t hear about it, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift recently had a Twitter-based dustup. The bone of contention was Minaj feeling snubbed because her video Anaconda wasn’t nominated in a few categories for the MTV VMA awards. Swift swung in when – she claims – she felt she was being unfairly maligned by Minaj for being representative of traditional female shapes which MTV was shunning. They resolved the “dispute” a few days later, WHATEVER.
But look at what happened to the social media followings for both women in this spat.
Nicki Minaj: Up 291,107 followers, 1.4%
Taylor Swift: Up 550,280 followers, 0.9%
In wrestling, when two wrestlers fake a feud, it is called a “work” for a “program.” Both benefit because the feud generates heat, culminating in a match at a pay-per-view event like Wrestlemania. Famous examples include Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant, or The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin or John Cena.
What if Minaj and Swift just worked us? I mean, probably not, but WHAT IF?