On Wednesday, the Young Money rapstress took to Twitter to weigh in on reports regarding a beef between the two chart toppers as she leveled her words towards the media.
“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,” Minaj wrote in a series of tweets.
“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.”
Minaj’s comments are the latest development to occur since speculation surfaced regarding exactly who the entertainer was referring to while making a statement about how BET should only honor authentic music and rappers who pen their own music during her acceptance speech for winning Best Female Hip Hop Artist. According to media sources and public opinion, the person referenced was Azalea.
BET should only honor authentic music and rappers who pen their own music
“What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” the rapper/actress told the crowd.
Despite the speculation, Minaj later praised Azalea on Twitter as she gave the “Fancy” rap star props on her success.
“I’ve congratulated Iggy on the success of ‘Fancy,’ publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should be proud,” tweeted Minaj. “That will never change my desire to motivate women to write. Our voices have to be heard. I hope I inspire up and coming females to do that.”
Azalea herself responded to all the hoopla over Minaj’s alleged diss shortly after Minaj’s posted her message. Rather than firing shots at her fellow femcee, Azalea took the high road and used her response to encourage everyone to just “let it go.”
“I have to say the general explosion of pettiness online in the last few days is hard to ignore and honestly … lame,” Azalea tweeted. “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 warn 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 any more of my time. I hate to see everyone exhausting on my behalf over things that I’m still not 100% sure even exist and don’t matter. Just let it go.”