The internet went agog at the just concluded BET awards when Nicki Minaj stepped on stage to accept the award for Best Female Hip Act 2014.
After accepting her plaque, the singer went ahead to give her acceptance speech which many believed was intentionally targeted at fellow female rapper, Iggy Azealia.
“My point is, what I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” she said. “And it made me realize, I don’t care what anybody got to say. I’m going to do me,” she said. “And I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity”, she said.
After her statement received so much heat, the rapper quickly came out to clear the air via her twitter account, saying her words weren’t to diss anyone, most especially Azealia.
Read her post below…
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!
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.
I fell in love with Lauryn Hill b/c I knew she was the author behind those amazingly profound and articulated songs on the MisEducation.
I wondered how Lauryn tapped into my brain and wrote an album on love, betrayal, passion, pain, triumph, brokenness…. Did she read minds?
It’s the same reason I have a different level of respect for Missy. I know she’s a writer and a producer. Women MUST aspire for more.
I’ve congratulated Iggy on the success of Fancy, publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should b proud.
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.