Before everyone clutched their chests and silently wept over Blue Ivy's "Flawless" hand gestures during the VMAs, another tear-jerking moment occurred backstage. OK, maybe nothing tugs at the heartstrings more than an adorable diva in the making performing her mom's choreography from the audience while cradled in her father's lap. That was a postcard moment for sure. But still, when Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj exchanged kind words backstage, I admittedly breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Whether their feud was genuine or Minaj's BET Awards speech was simply misconstrued by the media or other people who want to believe there actually is beef between the two rappers, it was refreshing to see Azalea compliment Minaj on her performance and to tell her not to sweat the wardrobe malfunction she experienced during her "Bang Bang" performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. Judging by Minaj's friendly reaction, she appreciated the moment as well.
If anyone can relate to mid-performance mishaps these days, it's Azalea. She infamously tumbled off the side of the stage during a pre-VMAs benefit concert, so clearly she felt Minaj's pain. Although Azalea or Minaj have yet to publicly address the incident, I still think this was a step in the right direction for the two ladies and could be considered as yet another one of the feminist moments of the VMAs.
We may not see Azalea and Minaj collaborating musically anytime soon, and I'm not necessarily expecting them to become jewelry-swapping besties like Minaj and Beyoncé. But this should definitely put the rumors of a
beef to rest. Besides, they both have more positive endeavors to focus on, like Azalea's Steve Madden shoe line and Minaj's VEVO record-shattering music video for "Anaconda." Honestly, I'd much
rather see the women getting along while fighting their way to the top of the rap game, instead of fighting one another.
Take a look at Azalea and Minaj's peaceful backstage moment below: