Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea recently updated fans on her stance toward Nicki Minaj and dismissed the idea of having a close-knit bond to the Young Money queen.
According to Iggy, she has only had one brief encounter with Nicki.
“I only ever came across her one time at the VMAs and I saw her on stage. I said, ‘I thought you did a really great job and you look beautiful’
I don’t not like her, I definitely don’t have beef with her. But I also could be her friend, but we’ve never had a conversation.” (Perez Hilton)
Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj ran into each other backstage at Sunday’s VMAs, and it was all love. While doing an interview with MTV News, Nicki was greeted by Iggy, who congratulated her on her opening performance. “You did great, don’t worry it,” she told the Young Money rapper, referring to her wardrobe malfunction during “Bang Bang.” “Thank you, honey,” responded Nicki. (Rap-Up)
Although Iggy appeared to downplay the hype, her NBA boyfriend Nick Young recently admitted she had some issues toward Nicki’s dicey BET Awards acceptance speech.
“Oh man! You know, it is what it is,” Young told reporters at the party this week. “I had to deal with the aftermath when she came home. … When she got home and was going through her phone and hearing all the things and people talking trash about her, you know I had to be there for her. … But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and its scaring a lot of people!” (Us Magazine)
Nicki waited nearly 72 hours to speak out on being labeled the agitator following the awards ceremony.
“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!,” Nicki tweeted July 2.
“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.” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
After being called up for her “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” award, Minaj appeared to shoot out some dicey words toward Iggy.
“This is my fifth year winning this award. I don’t take it for granted,” Nicki says when accepting the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. “When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it. No, no shade… no shade,” she continued, silencing rumors of her not writing her own rhymes.” (BET Awards)