Did Nicki Minaj Just Turn All The Way Up On Remy Ma In This Scathing Diss Record? (Audio)
For months, listeners have been speculating that there is a storm brewing into a full blown beef between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj. In November, Remy dropped a verse on a remix to Phresher’s “Wait A Minute,” that many took to be pointed barbs at the Black Barbie. On the song, Remy rapped “Will I smoke this bitch? Yes/Probably fail my piss test/Get rid of those fake breasts/And put a vest on this bitch chest/It’s lunch time, she food/I’m Troy Ave with that tool.”
Aside from the possible reference to Nicki’s anatomy, a few lines later, Remy raps “that ghostwriter bout to call her/That lifeline getting shorter,” and that is where things get interesting. As VIBE reported, shortly after the song was released, Nicki’s ex-boyfriend Safaree, who has suggested he’s helped write Minaj’s rhymes in the past, posted a picture with Remy and her husband, Papoose.
Given the widespread speculation that the verse was about Nicki, during a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club, Remy addressed the matter. While she did not deny that her words were about Minaj, Remy did say “If you look at the history of Remy Ma, whenever I’ve had a problem with any female in the entire game, I will say your name…I am going to say your government. I’m going to look it up and say your mother’s name, your father’s name, your kids’ name. I want you to know I’m talking about you.”
Regardless of what Remy intended, now, Nicki seems to have clapped back, forcefully, but she too has allowed room for plausible deniability. On Gucci Mane’s ironically-titled “Make Love,” Nicki spits quite a few lines that could be aimed at Remy Ma. She starts the verse with “Ay yo, ain’t talkin’ housewives, but I’m in the Porsche/First I’ma scorch her, then I’ma torch her” Nicki makes a play on words with Porsche and Porsha (Williams), a star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. As viewers know, Remy, along with Papoose, is a star on another popular reality show, Love & Hip-Hop. It could be coincidental that Minaj starts out with a reality show reference and says which one she’s not talking about, but it’s a harbinger of what’s to come.
A few bars later, Nicki raps “I rep Queens where they listen to a bunch of Nas/I’m a yes and these bitches is a bunch of nahs.” The line seems relatively straight-forward, but when joined with a later line, it seems to become layered. Later in her verse, Nicki says “Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?/One platinum plaque, album flopped, bitch, where? (bitch, where?)” Currently, Remy has one platinum plaque for “All The Way Up,” her duet with Fat Joe. Further, as fans know, Remy has released two mixtapes where she proclaims herself the Queen of NY.
Several other lines are aimed at her target, throughout Nicki’s verse, which can be read in its entirety below. Do you think Remy and Nicki are trading words, or is this just a game of cat and mouse?