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Nick Young spoke about helping his girlfriend Iggy Azalea work through beef with Nicki Minaj at the ESPY Body Issue party on Tuesday night.
The 29-year-old basketball star had nothing but supportive things to say about Azalea. Minaj supposedly dissed Azalea for not writing her own lyrics during her acceptance speech at the 2014 BET Awards. Minaj looked out into the audience while accepting her award and said, “What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj: when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.” Fans and the media have speculated that the remark was a dig meant for Azalea.
According to Us Weekly, Young played the role of the supportive boyfriend when helping Azalea deal with the aftermath.
"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," he said at the ESPY Body Issue Party in Los Angeles Tuesday. "But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and its scaring a lot of people!"
Azalea has become a star nearly overnight with radio hits like “Fancy,” Ariana Grande’s “Problem” and her newest smash single, “Black Widow.”
As for the critics, Young said some controversy along the way is to be expected.
"She don't let it get to her," Young said. "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!"
Iggy has since been nominated for seven MTV VMAs.
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