Iggy Azalea Responds to Nicki Minaj Diss

By: Meaghan Ellis - July 4, 2014

Iggy Azalea has been making headlines quite a bit since the 2014 BET Awards aired on Sunday, June 29.

However, the reason for all the hype wasn’t necessarily good.

The 24-year-old Australian MC became the center of controversy when YMCBM first lady, Nicki Minaj, allegedly took a dig at her onstage while accepting the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

The Pink Print rapper wanted the world to know “when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”

The entire audience immediately caught the underlying insult and responded hysterically.

Many fans suspected that Minaj was throwing “shade” at Azalea, because she’s been rumored to be working with a team of ghostwriters for quite sometime.

News about the reported beef between the two female MCs began spreading all over the Internet.

Due to the bad press they’ve both received in light of the award show, both women have decided to respond accordingly with official statements in regards to the situation.

On Wednesday, July 2, the “Fancy” rapper posted a statement on Instagram, sharing her perspective of the alleged “beef.” “I have to say the general explosion of pettiness online in the last few days is hard to ignore and honestly … lame,” Azalea wrote. “If I had won the BET award that would’ve been great but it wasn’t my year and I don’t mind — so you shouldn’t either.”

“I’m unbothered by anything that ‘happened’ at the BET awards, and just feel worn out by everyone trying to make me have wars with people all the time. Anyone who wishes me well is welcome in my life and those who don’t can’t get any more of my time. I hate to see everyone exhausting themselves on my behalf over things that I’m still not sure even exist and don’t matter. Just let it go.”

The “Pills N Potions” rapper took to Twitter with her response the same day. “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!” Minaj tweeted. “I’ve congratulated Iggy on the success of ‘Fancy,’ publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should b proud.”

Hopefully the beef has been squashed. However, only time will tell if things have officially been resolved.

Image via Iggy Azalea, Facebook

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  • Eric

    who cares? Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and thousands of jazz greats played/sang songs that became hits that were originally penned by someone else so what does it matter. I have never heard anything by Nikki or Iggy, hate rap and love jazz but just saying.

    • andre gonzalez

      this is rap. if you have some one else write your lyrics you are considered a fraud. rap is a different genre. when you are a rapper your are suppose to show that what you write is entertaining and clever. its all about the words. unlike pop where you have to have an image and have a personality.

    • Afropick

      Luther, MJ & those thousands of jazz greats getting songwriters isn’t a huge deal because those songwriters couldn’t sing. Singing requires a HUGE amount of talent. Rapping doesn’t. The physical act of rapping involves reciting words slam-poetry style into a microphone, which practically anyone with a voice can do. This doesn’t downgrade rap, but it shows that as a rapper, if you can’t even write your own lyrics, there’s no point of calling yourself an artist since writing is the only creative task involved in hiphop that no one else should be able to do for you.