Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently talked about the short-lived tensions between Hustle Gang artist Iggy Azalea and Young Money’s Nicki Minaj following last summer’s BET Awards show.
Although brief with his comments, Tip said he felt Iggy and Nicki would work through any issues they may still have.
T.I. addressed a rumored beef between his protégé Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj before a rapt Gramercy Theatre audience. “Women can’t get along,” concluded the rapper in a chat with Elliott Wilson for his interview series, CRWN. But T.I. was optimistic the two can bury the hatchet and work together. The feud allegedly stemmed from Minaj’s BET Awards speech being interpreted as a critique of Azalea’s work. (Page Six)
Check out what Iggy’s NBA boyfriend had to say about the feud right here…
Although Iggy appeared to downplay the hype, her NBA boyfriend Nick Young admitted she had some issues following last summer’s ESPY’s awards ceremony.
“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 BET 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)