Nicki Minaj Denies Iggy Azalea Shade on Twitter

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Nicki Minaj threw thick shade at Iggy Azalea in her smug acceptance speech for Best Female Rapper at the BET Awards on Sunday (June 29). “What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” she said between giggles. It was a fairly obvious dig at her Aussie rival, who is mentored by T.I. but also extremely offensive to the other nominees.

After a social media backlash, the 31-year-old jumped on Twitter this morning (July 2) to deny any shade-throwing. “The media puts words in my mouth all the time and this is no different,” Nicki began. “I believe we’re smart enough to write down our own thoughts and perspective, just like the men do.” So she’s basically still insinuating that Iggy doesn’t write her own bars. “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.”

But the femcee didn’t stop there. “It’s the same reason I have a different level of respect for Missy [Elliott],” she continued. “I know she’s a writer and a producer. Women MUST aspire for more.” This is the shadiest explanation of all time. If Nicki has proof Iggy Azalea is a fraud then please share it. If not, she should issue a sincere apology because this just makes her look jealous. After all, “Fancy” is spending its sixth week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, while “Pills N Potions” is nowhere to be seen in the top 30