Nicki Minaj won the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist last weekend. In her ahhh-mazing acceptance speech, she threw some subtle-yet-not-so-subtle shade at fellow nominee Iggy Azalea. Nicki claimed that, “...when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.” Was she talking about Iggy who, as everyone knows, doesn't write her own lyrics?
Damn Nicki Minaj really sneak dissin Iggy saying Iggy Azaela dont write her own verses. #BETAwards.— Young Wes (@ItsYoungWes) June 30, 2014
But today, Nicki expressed her feelings toward Iggy Azalea on her Twitter...
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 believe we're smart enough to write down our own thoughts and perspective, just like the men do. I've been saying this for 5 YEARS— 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
That will never change my desire to motivate women to write. Our voices have to be heard. I hope I inspire up & coming females to do that.— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
Hmm...we didn’t see that one coming. Are fans really buying it? Inside sources tell Stereotude that there has been tension between the two for a long time.
This is neither Nicki nor Iggy’s first beef with another female rapper. Nicki has feuded with Lil Kim in the past. The two rappers exchanged public beef on stage, on the radio and on diss tracks. Iggy is also not new to hip hop beefs. Infamous hater Azaelia Banks has been throwing MAD shade at Iggy since the start of her career...being as petty as calling her out because they both have Azalea/Azaelia in their names.
So what do you all think? Is there beef? No beef? The debate is on...