By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Nicki Minaj had lots of folks thinking she threw some shade to up and coming female rapper Iggy Azalea when she vented about the importance of authority and female rappers writing their own lyrics during her acceptance speech at the BET Awards, but Nicki later took to her Twitter account to slam the media and insisted she was not shading Iggy.
However, Nicki’s recent tweets once again have some people believing she’s anti Iggy, while others feel the following tweets were completely in general and more so about Nicki’s frustration with the industry.
She tweets (read tweets from bottom to top):
Nicki is really letting Iggy get under her skin and she shouldn’t because Iggy only has one hit and one album that flopped. Never let your competition see you sweat.
This! She is really showing that she feels Iggy is a threat. Kill people with kindness I would be talking Iggy up. If Nicki cosigns Iggy that’s more pressure on Iggy to deliver.
Oh please where were these concerns when she was on stage eating friend chicken and calling black women nappy headed hoes? Don’t try to pull the black card now girl.
yes, that did happen…
So is that why i see her cakes all over the web today I’m jus asking no shade
I think Nicki is nervous. She’s worried her next album won’t do well. You can tell because she’s been very insecure lately. I like her but that is why you can never rely on being the only hot chick in the game. You have to be able to compete and Nicki needs to step it up.
I feel her because this is true no matter what you do for a living. White people do have an advantage and we have to work twice as hard. But she has to stop coming for Iggy like this and let her music do it for her. This shade stuff is petty and pointless.
Iggy got her shook.
Not a stan but Nicki has no reason to be worried. Iggy’s album didn’t do well and the only reason she has that one hit she does is because of the chorus. Hell even that Samsung commercial cuts off the song when her part comes on. Truth be told Iggy has more work to do than Nicki does at this point. Nicki has proven herself whether people want to admit it or not. She has the platinum albums, multiple hits, a huge fan base, and lots of money in the bank.
This! I think the media is creating this beef more than anything. Nicki has been shading other female emcees since wayyyy before Iggy. I feel like the media is relating everything she says to Iggy
I don’t think it was shade toward Iggy. She actually made a valid point. I see no lies here.
She didn’t lie though. Perfect example, Nicki been putting in the work for a few years now killing tracks with Kanye and Jay Z on them but Forbes says Iggy is running Hip Hop off one song.
She tweeted the truth.
I’m going to bring up Beyonce y’all (I know, this is not about her) but the point needs to be made. Beyonce was on top for a very long time and didn’t really have any competition until Rihanna came along. Now did Bey get on Twitter, awards shows etc. and shade Rih? No. She kept working hard and every now and then pulled a boss move like dropping an album with no promotion and going platinum in a week to let people know she’s still the Queen. Now that same album is double platinum and her tours are still topping everyone else’s. That’s how you do it. You don’t talk about it, you don’t let people know you’re nervous. You let your success speak for itself and pull a boss move to remind people who the f-ck you are when need be.
I need Nicki to get out of her feelings and just make sure that album she’s getting ready to drop is on point.
Nicki just needs to come hard with this next album. That’s all.
I so feel these tweets!
Nicki knows Iggy could take her throne because the white media wants that to happen.
Why did we immediately jump to Iggy? Because she identifies as white? Racism is bigger than white and black. Nicki made no mention of which race nor did she lie. Racism is alive and well and not only against blacks (yeah I said it).