Nicki Minaj has set the record straight regarding comments she made earlier this week at the BET Awards when she allegedly shaded Iggy Azalea.

During her acceptance speech for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” Sunday night (Jun 29) at the 2014 BET Awards, Nicki Minaj seemed to throw shade at another female rapper.

“When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” she said before quickly adding, “No shade, no shade!”

Many interpreted her statement as a jab at Iggy Azalea, and Nicki has since taken to Twitter to explain herself.

“The media puts words in my mouth all the time and this is no different,” she wrote on the popular micro-blogging site. “I will always take a stance on women writing because I believe in us! I believe we’re smart enough to write down our own thoughts and perspective, just like the men do. I’ve been saying this for five years.”

“I fell in love with Lauryn Hill because I knew she was the author behind those amazingly profound and articulated songs on the The Miseducation [of Lauryn Hill],” she continued. “I wondered how Lauryn tapped into my brain and wrote an album on love, betrayal, passion, pain, triumph, brokenness. Did she read minds? It’s the same reason I have a different level of respect for Missy [Elliot]. I know she’s a writer and a producer. Women must aspire for more.”

She concluded, “I’ve congratulated Iggy on the success of ‘Fancy,’ publicly. She should be very proud of that. All the women nominated should be proud. That will never change my desire to motivate women to write. Our voices have to be heard. I hope I inspire up-and-coming females to do that.”

Look below for the tweets:

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