Last night’s BET Awards was the place to be! This year’s awards were hosted by comedian Chris Rock. While some people criticized Rock’s jokes claiming they were too commercial or disrespectful, others praised him and said he was one of the funniest hosts they’ve had in awhile. Although that was the talk of the Twitter world last night, another topic started to make it’s own trend.
Rapper Nicki Minaj took home her fifth BET Award for best Female Hip Hop Artist, but viewers are saying that although Nicki didn’t directly mention Iggy in her speech, the trash talking in her speech was directly towards the up and coming rapper.
This is always very, very emotional for me. Because this is my fifth year winning this award and I don’t take it for granted. I really don’t,” the 31-year-old musician said during her rambling acceptance speech. I thank god that I’ve been placed in a position to do something and represent women in a culture that is so male-driven. And I want you to know this: I want you to know that I have an album, The Pink Print, that’s coming out before the year ends. That’s not a plug, but it’s a plug! But my point is, what I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.
She then posed and grinned and continued her speech.
No, no, no shade. No, no, no shade. I used to sit in the studio with Lil Wayne and I would literally take sometimes three, four days to write a verse. And he was like, ‘No, you can’t be taking days to write no verse, you gotta write your verse right here in the studio.’ And that’s why I love him ’til this day. Because he pushed me to push my pen, and I’m still one of the only emcees that’s out here spitting metaphors and making you think. And I really don’t even care if I get my credit or if I don’t. I don’t look at myself as a female rapper, because I know what I do. And I thank my fans because they…They might cut me off. This is so big. At one time black people was getting blacked out on the TV now they own their own network. This is big. This is different
Minaj then revealed something that nobody seen coming by revealing how she almost died.
I just wanna say that, the other day, literally I didn’t tell anyone this, I really thought I was about to die. Like I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn’t even wanna call the ambulance because I thought well if I call the ambulance, it’s gonna be on TMZ. And I would rather sit there and die. And it made me realize, I don’t care what anybody gotta say. I’ma do me. I’ma do me. And I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that,” the former American Idol judge said. “Stephen I love you. It is what it is. Young Money ’til the death of me.
Iggy Azalea has made no comment in regards to Nicki’s speech. The up and coming rapper took to the BET stage performing the song “Mediocre” with rapper T.I., then she performed her song “Fancy”.
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– Dallas Jordan