Last month, the world was tuned in as YMCMB first lady Nicki Minaj appeared to throw some serious subliminal shade at Australian rapstress Iggy Azalea while accepting her BET Award for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist.”
Nicki later claimed that she wasn’t taking shots at Iggy during her speech but, either way, Iggy’s L.A. Lakers baller-boo Nick Young had a few things to say in his lady’s defense during a brief chat on the ESPY Awards red carpet earlier this week.
via US Weekly
Nick Young is standing by his woman! The Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, 29, spoke on his girlfriend Iggy Azalea’s behalf on Tuesday evening, July 15, at the ESPY Body Issue Party at L.A.’s Lure nightclub.
The event fell a few weeks after the 2014 BET Awards, when Nicki Minaj made a side comment onstage, which many saw as a dig at Azalea, 24. Minaj, who won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category, which also included Azalea, said when accepting the honor:
“What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
While she never specified whom she was speaking about, it was widely reported as a diss to the “Fancy” rapper.
“Oh man! You know, it is what it is,” Young told reporters at the party this week. “I had to deal with the aftermath when she came home.”
“When she got home and was going through her phone and hearing all the things and people talking trash about her, you know I had to be there for her,” the baller continued. “But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and its scaring a lot of people!”
“She kind of brushed it off!” Young added about the supposed burn. “She don’t let it get to her. She’s number one right now so what can you do when you are at the top right now? Of course they will all come at you!”
How sweet. Do you see these two hanging in there for the long haul, Bossip fam?