Well, If you do not have cable television or an active social media account, then you did not see the subliminal jabs that Ms. Nicki "Yung Muney til tha deaf ov me" Minaj(I spelled it exactly how she says it.lol)displayed as she accepted her award for Best Female Hip Hop at the B.E.T Awards 2014 last night.
Even though, Ms. Minaj has won this particular award 5 times in a row,(damn,where is Bahamadia when you need her) still she felt the need to say this:
Now,before I give my opinion, I have to share some information that my homie Runny Ray shared with me today. I was told that 3 weeks ago(I'm sure that some of you bloggers know this information),Stephen Hill,Music Supervisor at B.E.T Networks, really wanted Iggy Azalea to perform at the 2014 B.E.T Awards and NOT Nicki Minaj. You see, Stephen is a "no brainer" type of Executive who feels that Iggy is on the come up in hip hop or "rap music" and deserves that good look on Black Entertainment Television. Not to mention, B.E.T is owned by Viacom and I'm sure that the powers that be were happy that a blond, white rapper with a great "behind" is getting some T.V love on their "urban network."(Stephen Hill has a job to keep and Debra Lee does as well) Those Powers that be would like to capitalize on that movement by any means necessary.(You know Iggy will be all on the next MTV Video Awards coming up)
So, the Young Money camp was not feeling the idea of Ms. Minaj not performing. They felt that because of this new look/movement that Nicki is concentrating on, performing at the B.E.T awards is the platform she needed(once again)to give her fans the "new" Nicki Minaj and to push her new project. If you listen to the entire acceptance speech, she apologizes to Stephen Hill about talking too long. I think that was an apology to Stephen because he KNEW that shade was definitely being thrown at Iggy Azalea.
Now here is my opinion. Nicki is jealous of Iggy Azalea. Why? Because she,as an artist, knows that America will accept an artist like Iggy Azalea with open arms just because she is white. (Yeah, I said it.) She might not be the emcee that we, as hip hop fans will run to itunes and download. She might not be the the emcee that we will want to hear over a Dj Premier or J-Dilla instrumental. BUT, Iggy Azalea is doing the exact same thing that Nicki Minaj is getting paid to do, which is make popular rap records and shake her big "behind" while performing. Rap music is so watered down that the masses accept Iggy Azalea.(Black and white) If America gave Nicki Minaj a pass for 5 years, then they will give Iggy Azalea a V.I.P Pass.( No Shade, no no no no)
Nicki just needs to concentrate on making good music and collecting them checks. Iggy is on her way. But let's be real Young Money Crew; don't expect MTV to be calling you guys to make an appearance on their awards show(especially after Lil Wayne breaks the microphone when Young Money won the Best Group Award). And being that Iggy Azalea does not write her own raps, who cares. The biggest acts in history did not write their own songs.(Google Beyonce, Mariah, Whitney, and TLC...) Nicki was hating on Iggy and you can hate me for being real about it. #GoLive