WATCH: Nicki Minaj Throws Major 'Shade' At Iggy Azalea And Recalls Near Death Experience Onstage
Nicki Minaj doesn’t exactly strike us as someone we would want to mess with.
The Hip Hop queen has never shied away from telling folk how she really feels and at Sunday night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre she was gunning for one lady in particular.
Minaj accepted the award for ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’ for the fifth year in a row and while she was onstage thanking fans, in true Minaj style, she made sure to take a not-so-subtle pop at one of her fellow category nominees, Iggy Azalea.
The 31-year-old poked fun at rumours that Azalea works with ghostwriters such as mentor TI, with whom she performed alongside at the award ceremony.
Minaj told the crowd: "What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it".
The Starship singer went on to clarify that she meant no offense, smirking and singing, "no, no, no shade, no, no, no shade".
In a bizarre turn, Minaj then explained to the audience that she would rather die than phone an ambulance and have notorious gossip site TMZ write about her.
"The other day, literally I didn't tell anybody this, I really thought I was about to die. Like, I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn't even want to call the ambulance because I thought, `Well if I call the ambulance, it's going to be on TMZ"'.
Nicki continued to shoot from the lip and finished her speech by saying, “I hope and pray that BET continues to honour authenticity”.
You can watch Minaj's acceptance speech here in full:
Video via YouTube/Osaze Mckinson