“Swift had been nice to Minaj, so Minaj could not criticize her. It was a statement about control. Minaj was out of control and Swift had to pull her back in. For some reason, Minaj had to walk on eggshells, so as not to anger Swift. Remember [Taylor’s] rule of friendship #1? ‘You have to like me.’ But that is ridiculous. There is nothing feminist about insisting that women should not criticize other women. That’s as sexist as saying women are not allowed to spit or swear. This isn’t about feminism or solidarity. It is about control.”

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