A rap beef is known to ignite some fire into the sometimes lackluster rap game from time to time and the latest clash involves two of the most exciting rappers currently dominating the game. On Friday, two singles featuring the Pinkprint mogul dropped, Jason Derulo’s thirsty anthem “Swalla” and Gucci Mane’s tough banger “Make Love”. While both singles are doing well on the charts, Minaj’s subliminal shots toward Remy Ma have been the trending topic of the weekend.
From the potential Ma diss on “Swalla”, “I gave these bitches two years / now your time’s up / Bless her heart / she throwing shots but every line sucks.” To the more direct hits on “Make Love”, “You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap / You gotta sell records / you gotta get plaques / S / plural like the S on my chest / Now sit your dumbass down / You got an F on your test,” It’s hard to deny that Nicki is eyeing a specific “All The Way Up” rapper with these latest tracks.
On the other side of the battle, Remy has been calling all the girls out since getting out of prison. From the Phresher “Wait A Minute Remix” to a slew of lines from her collaborative record with Fat Joe, the Boogie Down Bronx native is out for blood and her spot on top but she’s been adamant with her claims that none of her shots have been directed at Nicki. During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club Remy told the hosts that when she’s coming for an artist she always calls them out by name. She also let them know that there hasn’t been any bad blood toward Minaj well… until recently.
Remy gave Nicki 48 hours to enjoy her short victory and Twitter acclaim before releasing an onslaught of constant ether toward the Young Money First Lady and no casualties are left after the seven minutes are done. While rapping over the classic diss record “Ether” from Nas, Remy reads Minaj down to her soul with so many shots that I feel like I need to showcase them on a list so you can really marinate in those petty juices:
1. “To be the queen of rap you gotta actually rap / The whole industry know that for you, it’s a wrap / No, to be queen of rap, you can’t have a ghostwriter / That’s why, this is my house, Flo Rida / Ni**as done seen Drake pennin’, Wayne pennin’ / And since your first boyfriend left, bitch ain’t winnin’ / You an internet troll, I’m sorry / You can’t get her online without Safaree.”
2. “Let’s be honest, you stole that line ’bout bitches being your sons / How you take my ’09 jail tweet and run / Talking ’bout bringing knives to a fight with guns / When the only shot you ever took was in your buns.”
3. “Been through mad crews, you disloyal hoochie / Now all of a sudden you back with Drake and Tunechi / After he said you sucked his dick, you back with Gucci / Who next, Puff, Deb or Fendi / You a A-list groupie.”
4. “Got your ghostwriters back, so you think you lit / Rem Belushi / I’m a Ghostbuster bitch.”
5. “And stop talking numbers, you signed a 360 deal / Through Young Money / through Cash Money / through Republic / Which means your money go through five niggas before you touch it.”
6. “Guess who supports a child molester /Nicki Minaj / You paid for your brother’s wedding /That’s hella foul / How you spending money to support a pedophile?”
7. “Talkin’ ‘bout your money long and your foreign sick / Why you ain’t help your bro hide his cum from forensics.”
Now I can say without a doubt Remy Ma is the winner of this first round. “ShETHER” is pure hip hop and none of her lines can be misconstrued or directed at anyone else. Most artists stick to the political correct method of indirectly shading their enemies but when you come for someone by name than you know shit is serious. Numbers are always relevant when talking about the top artists in the game but lyricism should never be downplayed. Quality music lives on beyond Billboard Charts and record sales. If your music isn’t worth a spin in a couple months, it won’t even be in the “whose the best” conversation years later.
Nicki took to social media and let her Twitter fingers do the talking about how quickly everyone is waiting to snatch the crown of her head but retweeting barbz praises won’t be enough to prove she’s the QUEEN of rap. Before Saturday, Nicki could comfortably sit on her throne will collecting buckets of money and BET “Best Female Rapper” awards but competition is slowly heating up. Aside from Remy, there’s so much new talent working for their spot on top and I’m so excited to hear more than one woman’s name being discussed in the rap community.
This is the time for Minaj to charge up and put out her “Back To Back”. Even though I doubt one diss record will murder her career (Revisit Lil Kim trying to throw her in a pink coffin a couple years back) respect is very important in the rap game and I’m sure Nicki doesn’t want to ruin the empire she worked so hard to build. I’m rooting for you Nic, don’t repeat your ex’s tragic mistakes.
What do you think of Remy Ma’s response to Ms. Minaj? Let me know in the comments!