Nicki Minaj Used Last Night’s Awards To Throw Shade At Iggy Azalea While Insisting She Wasn’t Throwing Shade

Nicki Minaj BET Awards June 2014

Remember the good old days when acceptance speeches just involved actually accepting the award and thanking the people who helped you achieve it before calmly walking off the stage without insulting anyone or bragging about yourself? Nicki Minaj probably doesn’t. For her, acceptance speeches are four-minute-long ramble fests that involve throwing shade while insisting she’s not throwing shade. Like at last night’s BET Awards, specifically.

Nicki won the award for Best Female Hip-Hop artist for the fifth year in a row. That’s great! Good for her! Since she’s been through this so many times you’d think she’d get up on stage, give a short little thank you, and be off. Nope, that was too much to ask. Instead she declared, “When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.” Ah, referring to yourself in the third person. Classic. People are thinking this was a reference to fellow nominee Iggy Azalea, who’s rumored to use ghostwriters. Nicki also recently laughed off a Forbes article suggesting Iggy runs hip-hop.

Oh, and there was also the moment earlier in the show when she appeared to be mocking Iggy during her performance of “Fancy.” It was all caught in Vine form, don’t you worry.

Nicki also took the opportunity to touch on race and not seeing herself as a “female rapper,” but then she quickly departed from those subjects and veered into “What are you talking about right now, Nicki Minaj?” territory. Apparently just the other day Nicki thought she was going to die (of what she never specifies, although she appears to be very much alive now), but didn’t want to call an ambulance because she was worried TMZ would see her, which made her realize she doesn’t care what people say anymore. Congratulations? Oh, also she hopes BET continues to “honor authenticity.” Which I’m sure also has nothing to do with Iggy Azalea.

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    • JenH1986

      I keep trying to like Nicki Minaj. I can’t.

    • L.M.S.

      Iggy doesn’t need any sunscreen today because Nicki has provided all the shade.

      • Daria

        Nicki is trash.

    • mich_nicole

      authenticity? like all of those pictures of nicki minaj before she was nicki minaj?

    • Alyssa

      I was over Iggy the moment she stepped on the scene.

    • Kate

      Off topic, but I’m a HUGE fan of Nicki’s look here. I love when she looks “out of costume” like this, she’s so fierce.

    • FauxRealFaux

      Iggy copies Niki from the way she raps to her exaggerated facial expressions a poses. Iggy did a terrible performance last night and should have been laughed off of the stage. Not a fan of this female Macklemore..

      • Daria

    • Jacksonxp

      Just making the comment shows fear of Iggy’s popularity..

    • Daria

      She’s so stupid, and she supposedly “paved the way for other female rappers”. Then does this with the first one that comes close to having a bit of success, goodbye.