Iggy Azalea's Feminist Response to Supposed Nicki Minaj Beef Is Perfect
Now, lets take a break from all those gossip-y stories about girls in catty fights and Real Housewives getting into more drama, and actually talk about a story involving two famous women supporting each other in the media. It's more interesting, anyway. According to Us Weekly, Iggy Azalea has spoken out about Nicki Minaj supposedly "dissing" her at the BET Awards, and, like the awesome lady she is, has risen above any petty drama involving her and another famous women in the industry.
If you're not familiar with the story: After winning the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award at the show, Minaj said in her 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...What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it." Apparently, some felt as if this was a diss directed at Azalea, even though it actually wasn't. In any case, Azalea released the statement in a post on her Instagram, which read:
I have to say the general explosion of pettiness online in the last few days is hard to ignore and honestly…lame. If I had won the BET award that would've been great but it wasn't my year and I don't mind -- so you shouldn't either. Generally speaking, I'm unbothered by anything that "happened" at the BET awards and just feel worn out by everyone trying to make me have wars with people all the time. Anyone who wishes me well is welcome in my life and those who don't can't get any more of my time. I hate to see everyone exhausting themselves on my behalf over things that I'm still not 100% sure even exist and don't matter. Just let it go.
In other words, she basically said any drama involving someone supposedly insulting her is not worth her time, so everyone should just move on. Go girl.
As for what the "diss" actually was — Minaj didn't even insult Azalea. After reports hit that her acceptance speech was actually a diss towards the Australian rapper, Minaj posted a series of tweets denying that was her intention, as well commending female songwriters and producers, including Iggy:
You go too, girl. So, can we let this whole story about a "beef" between the two go now, or what?