Nicki Minaj Clarifies Her BET Shade With More Shade

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Nicki Minaj was accused of dissing Iggy Azalea earlier this week. During her (exhaustive) acceptance speech at the 2014 BET Awards — where Minaj reigned supreme in the Best Female Rapper category for the fifth year in a row — the rapper reminded the audience that " when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it." She threw in some points on authenticity and covered her tracks with a few "no shade" remarks.

Minaj went on a Twitter rant last night to address the rumors. "The media puts words in my mouth all the time and this is no different," she began. "I will always take a stance on women writing b/c I believe in us!" And, thus began her seven-Tweet-long address.








Minaj's defense of authorship didn't address whether she was dissing Azalea. And, perhaps, it doesn't have to. Whether Azalea works with ghostwriters doesn't take away from her success. Minaj's agenda isn't to take her down or start a better-than-thou feud. It's about encouraging more females to speak their minds rather than the words of some producer. Azalea's response to the matter followed suit.
Iggy Azalea Instagram'd a note detailing her thoughts.



She then followed it up with two Tweets that piggyback off Minaj's hopes for more female representation in the hip-hop and rap fields.




Consider this case of the shade that maybe never was closed. Unless, of course, Minaj's forthcoming Pink Print album features some grade-A lyrical disses. Keep them sunnies out just in case.

Photo: via @thenewclassic.