Iggy Azalea Speaks Out After Supposed Nicki Minaj Diss At the BET Awards
No drama here! The Internet went wild accusing Nicki Minaj of "throwing shade" at Iggy Azalea during her BET Awards acceptance speech for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist on June 29, but if you ask the rising rapper herself, she's "unbothered by anything that 'happened.'"
While accepting the award for the fifth year in a row, Minaj said, "When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it," causing fans to assume the "Pills N Potions" singer was dissing the Australian newcomer. (Azalea was also nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist along with Angel Hazel, Charli Baltimore, and Eve.)
"This is my mind state about everything and the only time I'm ever going to refer to this again so go nuts guys, enjoy it," the 24-year-old wrote on her Instagram post which included a statement addressing the controversy. "Ps. If you squint exxxtra hard you can see tiny elves having illuminati meetings between the lines in my notes app too," she added.
So what did the "Fancy" rapper have to say about it all? Much ado about nothing!
"I have to say the general explosion of pettiness online in the last few days is hard to ignore and honestly…lame," Azalea began her statement. "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," she told her fans.
"Generally speaking, 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 100% sure even exist and don't matter," the singer concluded, "Just let it go."
As for what Minaj has to say about it all?
The former American Idol judge tweeted earlier on July 2, "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."