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#GrammysSoWhite? Pondering a clean sweep by Taylor Swift

#GrammysSoWhite? Pondering a clean sweep by Taylor Swift

Could winning at the Grammys register as a loss for Taylor Swift?

Last summer the pop superstar suffered a rare defeat when she got into it with Nicki Minaj on Twitter.

You remember this. After not being nominated for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards, Minaj plainly described what she viewed as a kind of institutional bias. “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies,” she tweeted, “you will be nominated for vid of the year.” 

FULL COVERAGE: Grammy Awards 2016

That’s when Swift, whose “Bad Blood” video features...