Former Popple-looking mess and current full-time shade-shooting bitch Nicki Minaj won the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award for the fifth year in a row at the BET Awards last night, and since she’s already filled four acceptance speeches with teary-eyed thank yous to God and Jesus and Fix-A-Flat, she used her fifth time on stage to come for Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. For those of you thinking: “Damn, hasn’t that ungly-ass gremlin baby been through enough?”, you’re confusing her with Azealia Banks. Iggy Azalea is the Clueless one. TOO MANY AZALEAS, I know.
The human Crank Yankers puppet was also up against Angel Haze (aka Ireland Baldwin’s Instagram girlfriend), Eve, Charli Baltimore, but she only snatched at the metaphorical wig on Iggy’s head by subtly addressing the rumor that Iggy Azalea is the Charlie McCarthy to T.I.’s Edgar Bergen, saying:
“What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
She then went on to clarify that she wasn’t trying to be shady (eye roll) she just wants you to know that when she’s rapping such lyrical poetry as “You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe”, it all came from Nicki’s noggin:
“No, no, no shade. No, no, no shade…I’m still one of the only emcees that’s out here spitting metaphors and making you think. And I really don’t even care if I get my credit or if I don’t.”
It’s true that she makes you think: I spent a good 10 minutes thinking of the last time I heard a Nicki Minaj song. I think it was 2012? I can’t remember, but now she’s really got me thinking about it.
Here’s more of Nicki serving up some 1998 Le Château realness on her way out of the BET awards. I thought Iggy might wait for her after the show to whoop a trick Outback-style, but she wasn’t there. Probably because she didn’t want to show up for her date with Terry Crews looking like a busted mess.