Nicki Minaj was in L.A. for the MTV VMA's and Taylor Swift was finishing up her 'Speak Now' tour.   It only makes sense that the two would end up on stage together right?

Wait, you don't agree?

I can see why this doesn't make sense to some people.  I mean, Nicki just won the VMA for Best Rap Video and a couple months ago Taylor was cleaning house at the Country Music Awards.

There is a good reason why you should not be surprised by the duet though, and maybe should have even expected it.

The reason is what I call, 'The Britney Spears Effect".  When Nicki Minaj decided to open for Britney on her 'Femme Fatale' tour she knew what she was doing.  She was opening herself up to make the transition from female rapper to female icon.

If you still have doubts, watch the video and listen to the crowd react to Nicki Minaj.  This is an arena full of people that probably didn't know who Nicki Minaj was a year ago.

Don't get me wrong, Nicki has the talent and personality necessary to make this happen.  Britney just offered up the stage for her to display it.