Nicki Minaj Throws Shade at Iggy Azalea During 2014 BET Awards Acceptance Speech [VIDEO]
While accepting her award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist for the fifth consecutive time, the Young Money empress took a swipe at one of her fellow nominees in the same category, namely Iggy Azalea — even though she didn’t call out the ‘Fancy’ rhymer directly.
During her diatribe, Minaj talked about a myriad of topics and she shamed rappers who used ghostwriters to pen their rhymes.
“My point is, what I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj… is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” she said. “No shade,” she added multiple times, but it was clearly obvious who she was talking about.
It’s been widely rumored that Azalea uses ghostwriters, including her mentor T.I., to write her rhymes. Plus, with Forbes magazine’s click-bait article hyping the Aussie rapper as “Running Hip-Hop,” we can see why the ‘Pills N Potion’ rapper felt some type of way.
“This is so big, at one time black people were getting blacked out on the TV, now they own their own network,” Minaj continued.
For the record, BET is not solely black-owned, Viacom runs the network. We’re just saying. No shade.
Minaj continue to throw Azalea under the bus near the end of the speech, stating, “I don’t care what anybody gotta say, I’ma do me, I’ma do me. And I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.”
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