Nicki Minaj, 31, is no stranger to throwing shade at others in the industry and the 2014 BET Awards may be no exception to this type of behavior.
While accepting her fifth consecutive award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Minaj went on a tirade about many things, including a recent health scare. To say that her speech was bizarre is to say the least, but certain comments that she made may have been taken out of context. Rolling Stone reports that during her acceptance speech, NIcki shared the following insight:
What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it. No, no, no, no, no shade. I’m still one of the only MCs 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.
Apparently the comments were directed at fellow MC Izzy Azalea, who is rumored to have used ghost written content which she contracted from T.I. Iggy Azalea was also nominated in the same category as Nicki Minaj and the two aren’t exactly fond of one another.
During her speech, she also shared details regarding her recent health scare. This part of her speech, as reported by the NY Daily News might have been an intentional (or unintentional) poke at the entertainment industry tabloids:
I just wanna say that, the other day, literally I didn’t tell anyone this, I really thought I was about to die. Like I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn’t even wanna call the ambulance because I thought well if I call the ambulance, it’s gonna be on TMZ. And I would rather sit there and die. And it made me realize, I don’t care what anybody gotta say. I’ma do me.
Nicki Minaj is currently promoting her latest album The Pink Print which is due out later this year. She performed the first single off the new album “Pills and Potions” at the 2014 BET Awards show, which was well received by the crowd and Minaj fans everywhere.
Other artists who took home awards for the evening include Pharrell Williams for his song “Happy”, while Lionel Richie was honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award for both his solo work and the work that he did while he was a member of the Commodores.
Watch highlights from the 2014 BET Awards, including segments of Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech here:
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