The On & On legend put Iggy on blast as she hosted the 2015 Soul Train Awards, which aired in America on 30 November (15), after calling out the Fancy star during her opening monologue, insisting the music she makes is "definitely not rap".

Iggy broke her month-long social media hiatus two days later to respond to the jab on Twitter.com, insisting she is tired of the constant attacks on her talent.

"Hi guys I know its been a while," she wrote. "We are days from 2016, but I came online today and saw its still cool to try and discredit my 2014 accomplishments. LOL (laugh out loud), f**king hell. Seems exhausting."

Now Erykah has taken steps to make amends for her outspoken comments by filming a video apology-of-sorts, in which she admits she is only saying sorry for her kids.

"You know what, I wanna do this for my daughters," she says in the clip. "I wanna apologise to Iggy Azalea because she's one of their favourite artists, and they listen to her all the time. It's for them."

However, Erykah goes on to undo any amends she may have made by then turning on her girls Puma and Mars, adding, "When I really think about it, if y'all love her so much, why don't you be with her then? Go on, be with her y'all. Go on Puma, go on Mars. Is she going to go up to the school and let them tell her that all you've been doing is talking to your neighbour and not getting on with your lesson? Is she? Where's Iggy for that?"

Puma, 11, is Erykah's child with rapper The D.O.C., while six-year-old Mars is her daughter from a relationship with hip-hop star Jay Electronica. She also shares an 18-year-old son, named Seven, with Outkast's Andre 3000.

It's not the first time Iggy has been attacked by black artists - she previously had to defend her music from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip and Azealia Banks.