News

Iggy Azalea: Not feuding with Nicki Minaj

Iggy Azalea: Not feuding with Nicki Minaj

NO BEEF HERE:Nicki Minaj accepts the award for best female hip hop artist at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29, in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press/Chris Pizzello/Invision

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has moved to silence “lame” rumors of a feud with fellow hip-hop star Nicki Minaj by urging fans to “let it go.”

The “Starships” hitmaker sparked gossip about a rift between the pair when she delivered a cryptic message in her acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Sunday.

Minaj, who won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist prize ahead of Azalea, told the audience, “(What) I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” and fans speculated she was referring to her rap rival.

Azalea has now responded to the online furor, urging fans to give up the “pettiness”.

In a message posted on her Instagram.com page, she writes, “I have to say the general explosion of pettiness online in the last few days is hard to ignore & honestly… lame. If I had won the BET Award that would’ve been great but it wasn’t my year & I don’t mind – so you shouldn’t either. Generally speaking, I’m unbothered (sic) by anything that ‘happened’ at the BET Awards and just feel worn out by everyone trying to make me have wars with people all the time… I hate to see everyone exhausting themselves on my behalf over things that I’m still not 100 per cent sure even exist & don’t matter. Just let it go.”

Minaj previously accused “the media” of misreporting her speech.

News

7 hours ago in Viral Videos

Who’s your daddy?

16-overlay-10

When you're a baby and your dad is a twin, life can be confusing.

9 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Twitter to change homepage to customize tweet displays to individuals

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The change to the timeline - as the homepage is known - is also designed to appeal to advertisers.

10 hours ago in Entertainment

Johnny Depp wigs out as Donald Trump in spoof biopic

16-overlay-11

The Hollywood actor dons a Trump-style hairpiece to lampoon the presidential hopeful in the 50-minute comedy for Funny or Die alongside a star-studded cast including Alfred Molina, Henry Winkle

10 hours ago in Entertainment

Another ‘Harry Potter’ book in the works

harrypotter

Fans will have the chance to read another installment in J.K. Rowling's wizard series when her new play is published as a book.