(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.”
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.
@LilKim just now seeing this!!! Thanks kim!!! Hope the baby shower was good. Xo
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) May 23, 2014
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.”
Watch Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech below.