At Sunday night's BET Awards, Nicki Minaj took home the "Best Female Rap Artist" award for the fifth consecutive year, beating out Iggy Azalea, among others, in the category. She gave an impassioned acceptance speech that included the line "when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it," which many took as a shot towards Iggy, whose lyrics have been rumored to be those of a ghost writer (perhaps even T.I.).

But now, Nicki has taken to Twitter to explain the real meaning of her speech, which has more to do with women's place in hip-hop than any specific beef. Check out her full explanation below.

A very cool and intelligent response from Nicki. Let us know what you think of her words in the comments section.


[Update: Iggy Azalea Responds]

Iggy Azalea just took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the BET Awards controversy, sharing the image below with a caption:

"This is my mind state about everything & the only time I'm ever going to refer to this again so go nuts guys, Enjoy it. Ps. If you squint exxxtra hard you can see tiny elves having illuminati meetings between the lines in my notes app too."