Nicki Minaj Talks Iggy Azalea + Demands Respect

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Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Hip Hop journalists have been giving up and coming Australian rapper Iggy Azalea lots of praise lately and Forbes recently declared Iggy as the one woman who runs Hip Hop. Many felt the headline was disrespectful to Nicki Minaj but Nicki says via a recent radio interview that’s she unbothered:

“I think that congratulations is in order. Her single is doing really, really well and I think that’s a good thing. One thing I’m not is a hater. If somebody is doing something and they did it well, and their song is charting well, then congratulations.”

However, Nicki says she wishes more female rappers would follow her lead and give her the props she deserves too:

“I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors for them and I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that.”


  1. What in the delusional hell? Nicki did not open any doors for female rappers. She actually set them back many years. But that’s another topic for another day.

    As far as Iggy goes, she’s a joke and she’s mimicking black culture to get on. Whites are trying to make her happen because they love to make themselves look as if they are running our music. I won’t be supporting Iggy.

    1. Well Nicki is a clown only when she wants to be. But in real life when she’s not on that commercial ish, she’s dope. Let’s just be honest. #shrugs

  2. People you can hate Nicki all you want, but you can’t discredit what she’s achieved in her career. Just admit she’s done good and done a lot of things other female rappers wish they could have. Giving her props doesn’t mean she’s the best of all time. That of course is subjective!

  3. Very nice of her. I’m gonna be a hater though, that song is not that great and neither is Iggy. I liked her songs on her mixtapes better now all of a sudden she puts out basura caliente and it’s charted to #2 and she’s the greatest female white rapper of all time. Oh ok…

    1. You’re not a hater sis. You’re just speaking the truth. Iggy hasn’t earned her props yet. And I doubt she ever will.

  4. The media is only trying to make Iggy happen because she’s a white woman. She’s a terrible rapper and the fact that she fakes her rap accent when she’s from Australia bothers me. But what Forbes did was really ridiculous. One hit from Iggy doesn’t dethrone what Nicki has done. And I’m not even a Nicki fan.

  5. Iggy won’t even be relevant in two years. LOL at them trying to make her happen. Her album flopped too. Why isn’t that being talked about?

  6. Umm NO. I am not going to hop on the Iggy bandwagon. They want so bad for her to become the female Eminem but she can’t even rap! Make it stop!

  7. She’s from Australia? So where the f-ck did her down south accent come from? A Walmart in Memphis?

  8. How is Iggy running hip hop with one single. Get the F outta here. Her accent when she is rapping seems forced that song is wack. White privilege is real people. I am no Nicki stan but where are all these people who was complaining about Nicki when she first came on the scene. All the underground female rappers and all the people who claimed Nicki was getting to much shine. Why aren’t they b-tching a fit about Iggy. She is basically getting crowned as running hip hop. Where are those complaints? *Crickets*

    1. This is white privilege and it’s so offensive and sad. That girl puts out one successful single and it’s like all the female rappers that came before her never even happened.

  9. Forbes must be on the same delusional juice Team Twirl drinks everyday. Iggy doesn’t run a damn thing.

  10. If mofos think Iggy is good they haven’t been listening to Hip Hop the past 30 years. She couldn’t last in the Queen Latifah/MC Lyte/Lauryn Hill/Lil Kim/Foxy Brown eras.

  11. They are really hyping up this Iggy person. I have yet to hear any of her music and I plan to keep it that way. Nicki has grown on me though.

  12. I’ll pass. I don’t do wack female rappers. Wake me up when Nicki drops a new album so I can judge her a-s.

  13. Nicki sure she opened the door or gates for other female rappers???’ Oh did it close after Foxy, Eve, Remy and Lil Kim?? Anyways yeah Nicki has been an inspiration and has made a clothing line (one I won’t wear) but youngsters will and has perfume. But Eve had a clothing line too and a show. Queen Latifah well y’all know what Queen Larifah has done and is doing now. But I hate how nicki comes off like she invented something and folks need to bow down to her when she was shittin off Kim being disrespected and not paying homage. As for Iggy and the industry acting like she been doing big tings wit her 2 songs (which i do like) they need to stop the madness cuz that chick ain’t running shyt and she will Neva run shyt…….she is tryna be black, talk and act black and looks like she only messes with black dudes……she ain’t gonna get that far.

  14. Iggy does not run hip hop. Period. I don’t have a problem with her, but they are reaching like hell for saying that. However I’m glad Nicki took the high road and did not trash her. I’m really loving the changes she’s making in general 🙂

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