Is Nicki Minaj dissing Iggy Azalea? After learning of her fifth consecutive win for Best Female Hip Hop artist at the BET Awards last night, Minaj concluded an already memorable acceptance speech— in which she said she avoided calling an ambulance in a life-threatening situation because she didn't want it to end up on TMZ —by throwing some shade at her competitor Iggy Azalea, who left the BET Awards in a wheelchair due to a broken toenail.
“What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” said Minaj, apparently referring to the rumor circulating that Iggy Azalea does not write her own lyrics.
“No, no, no shade, no, no, no shade,” Minaj assured the audience immediately afterwards. But isn't it shade? Just a little bit, Nicki?
The rapper said that she was one of the only artists still “spitting metaphors and making you think.” Minaj concluded her speech by saying, “I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity, and that’s all I'm gonna say about that.” Come on, let's just call 'em like we see 'em: this definitely seems like some more shade thrown Azalea's way.
So, was Nikki Minaj’s insult to Iggy Azalea born out of a genuine concern for authenticity, or is she just trying to get ahead in the competition between the two artists? Tell us your thoughts in the comments, collegiettes!