Nicki Minaj Denies Iggy Azalea Beef; Iggy Responds
Rumors of a beef brewing between female rappers Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea gained traction last week after Nicki seemed to take aim at the “Fancy” performer while accepting the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist. But the Young Money star has since denied any beef.
“The media puts words in my mouth all the time, and this is no different,” wrote Minaj. “I will always take a stance on women writing [because] I believe in us.”
Iggy responded to the hoopla, saying she is trying to move past the incident regardless of whether the rumored slight was intended. “I hate to see everyone exhausting themselves on my behalf over things that I’m still not 100 percent sure even exist and don’t matter. Just let it go.”
Common Reveals Root of Drake Beef
During a recent interview with VladTV, Common asserted that his war of words with Drake was caused by the Young Money rapper’s budding relationship with tennis player Serena Williams. He said, “For me, I think it was an emotional thing. Meaning, I was feeling like, at that time, I think it was the Drake-Serena situation—I ain’t know what was going on with that. And I ain’t know if he was throwing things, shots at me. You know, this my ex, and we kind, you know, going our separate ways. Unfortunately, the war might have been over a girl, even though at the time I never said that.”
“But it wasn’t totally that,” he added. “It was more or less kind of like, Man, do you respect me? ‘Cause I actually like you as an artist. That’s what I was thinking about Drake. Then it eventually became where I think he was like, ‘Look, Man, I feel you disrespecting me, too.'”
Rich Homie Quan Involved in Altercation With Fan
It happened during a concert last week in Wisconsin. The Atlanta performer was interacting with the crowd at 3 Monkeys in Racine, when a concertgoer attempted to grab the rapper’s hand and hoist himself up on stage. The rapper stopped the music to inform the crowd about what happened, had a few words with the fan and then reached into the crowd to slap him.
Though his bodyguard can be seen in online clips, Rich Homie insisted he acted alone when talking about the incident on Twitter. “To set the record, nobody save me. I slapped that n**** by myself. I do salute Chiraq for having my [back,]” he wrote.
Young Money Sued Over Website
Lil Wayne’s rap collective Young Money could soon be looking for another online home. The label is being sued over its website, YoungMoney.com, by the domain’s previous owners.
According to TMZ, an organization that helps young entrepreneurs sold the YoungMoney.com URL to the label for $600,000 in 2011, with a stipulation that if the payments were not made on time, ownership would revert back to the seller. A $250,000 balance remains on the deal, and the label hasn’t forked over the money. The seller is suing to take back ownership of the domain.
Thus far, no one from the Young Money camp has reacted publicly to the lawsuit.