Nicki Minaj Addresses Iggy Azalea Shade Rumors, Hails Missy Elliott & Lauryn Hill

Despite giving a shady acceptance speech after grabbing the trophy for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards, Nicki Minaj insists she is a woman of the people. According to Internet critics, the “no shade shade” was directed at the rapper’s fellow nominee, Iggy Azalea. On Wednesday (July 2), the Head-Barb-In-Charge issued a State of the Union address for all females, saying she had congratulated the Aussie spitter for her “Fancy” success publicly and why she bows down to Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott. Read her Twitter speech below.