Nicki Minaj caused quite the stink at last weekend's BET Awards, accepting an award with a controversial speech. "What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it," she said. It was immediately taken as throwing shade at Iggy Azalea.
This upset the "Pills N Potions" singer, who addressed the assumption—and media misunderstanding in general—on Twitter.
She first wrote, "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!" Followed with, "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," before praising some of hip hop's greatest female voices. Preach!
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— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
I wondered how Lauryn tapped into my brain and wrote an album on love, betrayal, passion, pain, triumph, brokenness.... Did she read minds?— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
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.— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
I've congratulated Iggy on the success of Fancy, publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should b proud.— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014
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.— PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 2, 2014