I am not sure if there really was a feud or if media drummed it comparing Iggy Azela to the current top runner in the female artist category but in case you missed the BET Awards Nikki was in her feelings about something – “I thank god that I’ve been placed in a position to do something and represent women in a culture that is so male-driven … But my point is, what I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
Allegedly Minaj was upset Iggy was even in the Best Female Hip Hop Artist category. I am going to burst you Nikki bubble, sorry Barbie’s. Speaking rappers defined as Rapping (or emceeing, MCing, spitting bars, or rhyming) is “spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics”. The components of rapping include “content”, “flow” (rhythm and rhyme), and “delivery”. Azaela fits, no where does it say you have to write your own lyrics. (and before you start yelling hear me out) artist in all genres use song writers, you know many of them, they now have their own albums (conversations about who needs to stick to just writing will have to wait for another day). The big difference between crap and real music for rap is flow and delivery. Iggy has both, Puff Daddy has ghost writers no flow, no proper delivery yet has been in and won many awards for Hip Hop, and Rap nobody is stressing over him.
Nikki started her professional career as Hip Hop’s Lady GaGa she focused on voices wild hair and fashion choices and has just as many pop music hits as she does rap so she can’t even truly own that category. Nikki is talented and beautiful but is not and never has been the only relevant female hip hop artist and true hip hop doesn’t do pop. Iggy is beautiful she’s a freaking Australian model, flow and delivery are there and her rap personality is on point. You can’t even compare this to Kendrick Lamar loosing best new album to Macklemore. I have my own opinions on that win, and race had nothing to do with why he won, it still shouldn’t have been and it is way to long past to start that conversation. In all let it be, maybe it will inspire Minaj to rap more with her Trini style and save the simple ish. -Vonte