Iggy Azalea Addresses Nicki Minaj/BET Awards Controversy
Many people suspected when the Young Money rapper offered her “when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it” line after picking up the trophy for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, she was subtly directed those words at fellow nominee Iggy Azalea.
Minaj later tweeted out a message denying she was throwing shots at the “Fancy” performer and claimed the media put words in her mouth.
The media puts words in my mouth all the time and this is no different. I will always take a stance on women writing b/c I believe in us!— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
I've congratulated Iggy on the success of Fancy, publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should b proud.— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
Nicki’s tweets are a change of tone from earlier in her career. Her comments on female Hip Hop artists writing their own lyrics were more combative back in 2008. She rapped “How the f**k you in the game like ten years strong? Y’all b***hes still can’t write your own damn song?” during her breakout freestyle on The Come Up DVD.
Iggy also went to social media to give her response to the controversy, and she is looking to move past the entire matter too. She posted a note on Instagram and then continued her statement on Twitter.
This is my mind state about everything & the only time I'm ever going to refer to this again so go… http://t.co/g2JD91x7aU— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 2, 2014
Also, just wanna say I think it's dope that there was even a debate & conversation about who would win "best female rapper" this year.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 2, 2014
Usually I feel like the award is overlooked. I'm happy there was anticipation in regards to who'd get it & congrats to nicki for winning.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 2, 2014