Girl fight? Eh, not so much. Shortly after Iggy Azeala’s performance at the BET Awards, Nicki Minaj won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category. During her acceptance speech, she emphasized that she wrote her own rhymes. Although Nicki didn’t accuse anyone for using a ghostwriter, all signs pointed to Iggy. Earlier on Twitter, Nick clarified her statement.
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! 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.
UPDATE: Iggy responds via IG