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Nicki Minaj Sends Veiled Shot At Rappers That Don't Write Their Own Lyrics (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) “How the f**k you in the game like ten years strong? Y’all b***hes still can’t write your own damn song?” rapped a pre-famous Nicki Minaj on a The Come Up DVD freestyle back in 2008. The Young Money member reminded the world last night that she’s still not feeling rappers that have ghostwriters.

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During her acceptance speech at the BET Awards, Nicki took time to make it clear that she is the only person that writes her lyrics and took a swipe at some of her peers at the same time. After winning for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, the “Pills N Potions” performer told the audience, “When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”

While Nicki went on to claim that her statement included “no shade,” it did seem to be directed toward fellow nominee Iggy Azalea. Nicki added, “I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity.”

Earlier this month Nicki took issue with a Forbes magazine feature about Iggy. The original title of the piece was “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.” Negative feedback led to the headline being changed, but Minaj still told Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, “Listen, all Forbes needs to worry about is my finances and when I’m going to be selling Myx Fusion for $250 million. That’s all they need to worry about.”

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Iggy Azalea has also been embraced by Nicki’s longtime rival Lil Kim. The rap veteran and the buzzing newcomer exchanged compliments on Twitter earlier this year.

Nicki also acknowledged Iggy’s successful run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with the single “Fancy.” Just last month she gave props to the Australian femcee, but she added she wanted for other female rhymers to give her props as well.

“I think that congratulations is in order. Her single is doing really, really well and I think that’s a good thing. One thing I’m not is a hater. If somebody is doing something and they did it well, and their song is charting well, then congratulations,” Nicki said at the time. “I just want female rappers to understand that I’ve kicked in a lot of doors for them and I just would appreciate if they would acknowledge that.”

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Watch Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech below.


  • Quintin Williams

    Nicki was a bit childish for taking shots at the same female artist she open doors for


    she aint open doors for anyone. if anything Kim and foxy made a lane for her

  • meanygreene

    if you watch anything on BET, you need to kill yourself, PRONTO

    • eddieknucks

      Wife was watching. Was making the noose til she changed the channel.

    • John Q. Public

      lol I had to tune in for Chris Rock… the music made me want to just give up on rap music tho

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  • 1hiphophiphop

    But didn’t she have beef with Lil Kim?? One of the females who opened the door for her?

  • Dreday410

    Nicki open doors ???

    SO we just going to act like this chick out of East Orange New Jersey by the name of Lauryn Hill didn’t do all that with out having to sell sex appeal first no ass shots just talent

    • TheAfroRican

      Might as well add MC Lyte and Queen Latifah on the list. Da Brat was the first female rapper to go platinum.

      • El Dogga

        Mia X, Salt n Peppa, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Rah Digga also

      • GP

        don’t forget about gangsta boo, Jackie-o, sole’, ms jade, rasheeda. etc

      • El Dogga

        I thought about gangsta boo, but I thought some folks wouldn’t agree. I forgot to add Trina to the list as well. Hell even Eve would rock Nicki!

      • John Q. Public

        Lady of Rage

      • El Dogga

        Can’t forget about B.W.P. or was it B.W.A. ! lol

      • GP

        damn forgot them as well, queen latifah, dope,

      • GP

        lady of rage too raw for nikki,

      • John Q. Public

        she was my favorite female MC…
        her verses on Doggystyle and DOC’s Helter Skelter album alone, she was hanging with Raps best male MCs at top of their game

      • Rage used to be that chick….who else coulda rocked the chronic….Boss maybe…remember BOSS?

      • John Q. Public

        had to google. says she lookin for a kidney donor, sucks…
        whats a good track from her?

      • She had her time in the early 90s, she got a song called Deeper that was dope for its time….I think homegirl might have been the first gangsta rap female….lmao she tried to be hard but she was quite fine if u digg what I’m sayn.

      • GP

        you right I forgot about eve. damnn my bad

      • TheAfroRican

        Damn, how could I forget about Rah Digga! What happened to Bahamadia?

    • atlantahiphopshop

      And Queen Latifah and Monie Love, Missy Elliot and Roxanne (both of them)

  • IceBergSlim

    Nikki Baby ..Lovin this lil honey

  • Killuminati

    niki dont write none of her ish neither lmao

  • Dadon850

    The only thing Nicki opened was her legs, for women and men!!

  • Sgt. H. Jennings

    It’s quite obvious who she’s going at. Iggy is the only other popular/relevant female hip-hop artist out today. Never understood why hip-hop is so beef driven. It’s ok for you and another artist to both have talent. It’s ok to share fans. Hell, it’s even ok for someone to write a song for you. As long as you deliver a banger, I can give a fvck who wrote it. That goes for male and female artist…………..

  • Godless Heathen

    SO when i hear Wayne who am i actually hearing?

    • El Dogga

      Drake, Gillie the Kid, Juvenile and BG depending on the year. lol

    • GP

      bg from the years 95-00’s. gillie the kid from carter 1-3 drake the rest

    • M-Easy 81

      Short Dawg and Young Thug for the last 2 years. Don’t forget he grabs bars form all them other wack niggas (Gudda Jae Mills Tyga ….)from Young money.

  • anemia716

    she’s reminds me of this beezy I work with. Just lies and a falsified persona. you can hear it in her voice.

    I really can’t stand phony women. trying to be all profound and enlightened, when really you’re just an ignorant, materialistic and immature individual.

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  • Markus

    Female rap in the 21st century has been a joke. If you asked the female pioneers for a honest opinion of today’s female class they would say no way do they compare to the real female mc’s of the past.

  • True_Fan

    No other female could have been on a song with Kanye and Jay Z and deliver like Nicki did. When she is actually rapping, Nicki is on a whole different level than these other female rappers.

    PS yall need to stop flip flopping like politicians, if Jay Z would have done it no one would bat an eye.

    • Godless Heathen

      man please you dont know shit….JEan Grey and many others would body niki they just dont have her physical appeal and cartoonish fake personality



      • Godless Heathen

        mf claim to know hip hop but only know about whats fed to them they dont seek out the real…..Jean Grae-Kill Screen


        Yes, She is dope.

  • Jay

    bet isn’t black owned

    • Myleage

      it is and it is not. it was started by blacks but as with most companies, it was sold to a bigger company but still runs kinda independent. its like mcdonalds taking over taco bell but still letting taco bell operate as its own entity. you are right tho

  • St7007

    This broad is wack, I don’t know dude that pump her shit.

  • John Q. Public

    If she wanna call other out for not writing then do it, all that no shade stuff was dumb. cant play both sides. own it if u wanna start a beef I can respect that if u write and another don’t… that no shade no shade stuff for the birds tho

    wtf was she talkin about she almost died the other day, said her prayers cuz she knew she was gunna die, but didn’t call 911… she on drugs or sumthin

  • Tyfromthechi

    Thats all she do is throw shade she bogus everything lil kim said about her is coming true the only reason she been wining bet awards the past 5 years is because she was the only mainstream female rapper I thought bet was gone give it to iggy this year cause she had 2 number ones but I forgot young money got them on the pay roll they won best group also

  • Obi Won

    Damn it Nicki, sit your azz down. No need to worry about Iggy, we don’t listen to her or YOU. We only fux with both of yall for none rap reasons aka T-n-A!!
    Iggy is the white version Nicki, and YES she’s going to make more money, & NO beefing with her is not going to get you any more money or attention.

    • Bing! You sir are correct, and even then they aint sitting too high on my TNA list.

  • I respect Nicki she is a hard worker….I have watched her work herself all the way to the top….She is the new queen…Lil Kim is a new mother, Eve is a new billionaire, Foxy is still posting old pics on her instagram, Iggy is getting a buzz, Remy still locked up…..That’s it no other female rapper is doing anything noteworthy.

    • Dadon850

      Eve is not a billionaire and neither is her husband. Remy Ma is not locked up.

      • I might be wrong, but the last time I checked Eve’s husband is billionaire….And Remy is still locked up….If Remy is out someone would have reported it.

      • Dadon850

        Eves husband Maximillion Cooper is worth only 50 mil. My bad on Remy. She gets out next month.

      • Eve is still winning…Y’all make it seem like it’s a bad thing…Dam

      • John Q. Public

        idk bout eve but Remy still locked up. she almost out tho


      But if the machine was balanced, all the ones u name except Iggy, can outrap her anyday. The machine is bias toward old school rappers, and its sad. She has no one to challenge her.

      • Here is the thing no one cares about outrapping anyone, skills don’t even matter anymore…It’s all about who brings you out, and what your body looks like. This is Hip-Hop…….Skills and talent is something that don’t sell records anymore.


        Totally agree!

    • Eve is a billionaire? On what planet? Maybe I didn’t hear, I’m googling that sht. Google says she married a rich billionaire. ..I guess u believe in that shooting in the gym shit….digg for gold much?

      • I don’t understand you’re comment…Eve Married Maximillion Cooper, and he is a billionaire….Last time I checked once you marry into wealth then you are wealthy too…Just by default Eve should be considered to be the richest female rapper of all time in my book…..Which female rapper has yet to hit billionaire status?

      • Hell no, u and I know the world don’t work like that…..she ain’t earned no billi baby….she definitely hopped on the right dilsnic tho….

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  • Dubz

    Crazy how when Lil Kim called her out and told her to pay homage she got all but hurt…now she want the same thing..smh. Just do you and be happy you making money

  • Ryan Cole

    Nicki being proud that she writes her own rhymes is like bragging that you got an F on a test and you didn’t cheat to get it.

  • WeakSauce

    Originality?! This bitch is more fake then a Barbie Doll!

  • GP

    nikki washed up, first Gucci mane ran thru her now young money, she stole lil kim whole swag with the bright wigs and funny clothes then she got the balls to say people don’t write there rhymes. smh her 15mins is up. sit down enjoy your lil run and be blessed.

  • John Q. Public

    …for real tho
    Rap is one genre of music where u better write your own lyrics
    I always prefer artists I listen to write their own in all forms of music but Rap is a must

    • Personally I agree…You feel it more, you understand it better and the delivery is genuine…..Some rappers just make a whole bunch of noise and add a beat to it…And I think that if you write your own lyrics it can make or break a rappers whole career.

  • IceBergSlim

    Nikki is killin the game she is consistent. Lil Kim made her mark and open the door for Nikki in terms of her versatility and we can say the same about Queen Latiffah and MC Lyte. Nothing washed up about Nikki she is young and vibrant and writes her on lines. Sounds like a cat fight to me Minaj can spit and she writes her own lyrics and she is sexy Tripple threat…Iggy she is certainly sexy, she does not write her own lyrics and she tries to come off to Urban too me. I wonder if they have hoods in Australia. Something about her is not authentic she is watereddown.

    • GP

      her cakes not authentic, don’t know how tru it is but I hurd that they jive like racist in the land down under, again I don’t know if its tru or not just something I hurd.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        no they are not racist in australia…. black people have been thriving down under for some time now, australian chicks like black dudes. ask any Navy dude that has been to that area.

      • I second that…..but to be honest we are liked all over the world.

      • MrsOno

        I don’t know if they are racist, but Iggy does have a song where she refers to herself as a “runaway slave master”

    • Myleage

      how u know iggy doesnt write her own shit? and yes there are “hoods” in Australia. there are “hoods” everywhere in every country in the world.

      • IceBergSlim

        Have you been to Australia? Do you know what the culture is like. Stay Educated Playa before you respond to me don’t respond with some random bs from off the top of your head..

  • This woman has a lot of nerve to say she paved the way for female rappers in this part of our hip-hop era. She only paved the way for herself. The path was already laid for her when she came in. I see someone’s ego getting to their head and clouding their judgement. Nicki needs to wipe her eyes and look again at what she does. Stop trying to take credit for any female rapper after yourself that has come into hip-hop. You did not pave anything.

  • Myleage

    im PRETTY sure Nicki didnt write all of massive attack, im sure Sean Garrett did and I am sure Nicki didnt write the abysmal “Starships” song. I refuse to believe that she has the skill level to dumb down her writing abilities to that extent.

  • rawtwo

    Yeah but truth be told when she first Came out Wanye wrote her lyrics. So she full of crap saying what she said.

    • maya

      And that was her best stuff.

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    These are words spoken by someone who is clearly so shook that even the thought of this run ending abruptly are making her lose her mind by the day. She knows “Fancy” is a better song than any one she’s released + she’s seeing the writing on the wall, it says: Nicki bye-bye, Iggy HELLO!!

  • 7yoyo7

    She shouls talk to her boolss then because Gillie tha kid has been writing Wayne’s rhymes for quite some time until it was addressed in public…

  • Kevin Anthony

    89.999% of these artists don’t write they own raps..they call me..and others like me Lol Soundcloud Kevin Anthony and have a nice day. Peace

  • I don’t support this nutty bitch they call Iggy Azalea. Even though Nicki still got the award, she need to understand that her status is being compromised by other new chicks in the rap game….Her last couple of efforts “Lookin A$$ Ni@@a” “Pills And Potion” have been lackluster, Nicki is loosing her fire….Just as you get comfortable there is another person who is more hungry and is waiting to fill your spot…..Nicki had a great run, it’s interesting how fast things are changing. You only get one chance to be the new guy. #justsaying

    • Papi Peligro

      Fancy is 1000% radio runned song. You saw the crowd reaction when she was performing it nothing.

      • Yeah you are right, every time I am in a local store that have the radio on, they play her song…But at the end of the day it’s working…We thought we would never see another rap chick, and here we have this bitch Iggy….lol

      • Papi Peligro

        I maybe out of touch. Iggy I was a fan from day 1. Doesn’t have nothing on Nikki Minaj’s mania. I mean Iggy has about 1 million followers. Nikki has about 17 million. I’m just saying. I mean just cause another female tops the charts its a good thing. Mariah Carey and Janey used to do it all the time. Corny that it has to be beef. I like Iggy personality wise I think she just carries herself in a more palatable way. But Nikki Minaj still is killing Iggy on all fronts. Music, Sales, Lyrics. ETC. ETC.

  • Gotta write your own music

  • Ryan Cole

    WTF is with Forbes and that headline about hip hop being run by a white woman? It’s bad enough that we’re giving our music and culture away, but when they try to insert their own as the best in our music, it’s a f***ing insult. It’s bad enough that they crowned Eminem the GOAT rapper. Don’t get me wrong. He can rap, but you’re gonna put him above the likes of Nas, Kane, Rakim, Ghost, Cube, etc.? And now Iggy, without a classic to her name, is running hip hop?

    • I get your point but you should blame black folks for that……A wack white female rapper will always get the support that she needs from other white people in power in efforts to sell us her product…..But black people relying on other black people in power to push products through to consumers is difficult for one reason, black people have a hard time helping each other, the very first thing they do is hate.

      • Ryan Cole

        No doubt.

      • meanygreene

        only white female rappers I give credit to are eternia and invincble

  • I used to be in love wit salt and pepa, Mc late and nem. I liked my broads a lil thuggish back then so I used to like Boss, Da Brat, and Lady of Rage….90s sht.

  • King Cold

    Nah correction mc lyte, missy elliot, da brat, bahamadia, lauryn hill, lil kim, foxy brown paved the way for yall wack ass rappers and yall still cant get it together smh

  • Psyclonus

    Mia X can shred Nikki and Iggy

    • Terrance Goodman

      The biggest mama Mia

    • El Dogga

      Fools be sleeping on Mia X…..

    • Psyclonus

      And she didn’t have to sell out and go pop, lets not forget.

  • Jovaughn

    Where on this site is the rundown of the hiphop acts, the awards they won? All I see is the negative things from the awards mostly reported.

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  • ladynamor

    NIcki is just learning how the industry gets down. She MAY write her own lyrics NOW but Lil Kim dressed her. The same way she was “protected” by the industry when she stole Lil Kims whole look, They will protect this “rapper” and her fake lyrics and persona. Karma is a consistant b!tch. Now she knows how Lil Kim and the other females felt when she jacked their swag.The Iggy girl will have her day as well. The machine will chew her up and spit her out like everyone else.

  • Killuminati

    this chick dont write her own lyrics either lol

  • oliguti

    she writes her own weak lyrics awesome!!!!!!!

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  • Marques Ray Sr.

    come on now how do w forget Lady Of Rage hell the Beast of the Midwest Shawnna

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