Nicki Minaj Responds To Remy Ma Point By Point & She Has Words For Meek Mill Too (Audio)
The last three weeks have been some of the most explosive for women in Hip-Hop in recent memory. Back in February, Nicki Minaj appeared on Gucci Mane’s “Make Love” and seemingly used the opportunity to direct barbs at Remy Ma, who in November appeared to diss the “Black Barbie” first. The apparent beef entered its most venomous round the day after “Make Love” dropped, when Remy Ma unloaded seven minutes of lyrical assault on “ShETHER,” which promptly set social media and the blogosphere on fire.
It’s been nearly two weeks since the newly infamous Nicki Minaj diss dropped, and she has yet to respond on wax. She has, however, reportedly expressed no interest in responding to Remy Ma. According to TMZ, sources say she’s simply too busy – appearances at Paris Fashion Week, collaborations with Future and Gucci Mane, and the release of her new app are keeping her focus on her career, rather than “Remy Ma’s lies.” Even Remy Ma herself seemed to have announced the end of their beef, telling Buzzfeed “It’s over now. If she wants to say something then cool, but I said what I had to say and that’s really it.” Furthermore, Nicki’s career is reaching new levels of success, giving her the freedom to pick and choose the publicity she wants. As reported by AllHipHop, she has tied Aretha Franklin for the most Billboard hits by a woman, a tremendous achievement that anyone can acknowledge – even her haters.
Well…the competitive spirit in Nicki appears to have surfaced, and she has let her inner Monster re-appear. Tonight, she has released not 1 but 3 new songs, and she has a lot to say. On “Changed It,” featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki throws a few darts at Remy Ma, saying “The bitch gambled her career, Now it’s gon’ be severe,” but, more than anything, the song is the re-assertion of the recently reunited Young Money crew.
It’s on “No Frauds,” featuring both Drake and Lil Wayne, however, where Nicki gets serious about her response to Remy. She goes point by point on a number of the issues Remy raised on “Shether.” Once again, Nicki attacks Remy’s record sales, saying “You can’t be Pablo if you work ain’t sellin’/What the f*ck is this bitch inhalin’.” From there, she gets more personal, referencing both Remy’s pregnancy struggles, and the incident that sent her to prison for 6 years. “Tried to drop another one, you was itcin’ to scrap/You exposed your ghostwriter, now you wish it was scrapped/Heard you pu**y on yuck, I guess you needed a Pap/What type of bum b*tch shoot a friend over a rap/What type of mother leave her one son over a stack,” she raps. From there, Nicki addresses specific points that Remy raised, such as the nature of the record deal she signed, and, in response to Remy attacking her for having plastic surgery, she says she has “before and after” pictures of Remy showing she had cosmetic surgery.
While the anticipation has been centered around Nicki’s response to Remy, perhaps the most potent song she releases is “Regret In Your Tears.” Throughout her feud with Remy and even before, Nicki has endured several jabs from her recent ex-boyfriend, Meek Mill. Meek actually liked an Instagram post that Hot 97’s Ebro Darden (one of the men Remy claimed Nicki slept with) made in response to “Shether.” The meme depicted Remy inflicting a fatality on Nicki, Mortal Kombat-style.
Nicki stands by herself on “Regret In Your Tears,” and, rather than rap, she sings. She delivers poignant lines about her thoughts about Meek, such as “Regret in your tears, now you taste ’em/’Cause you know I don’t chase, I replace ’em/Don’t rush, take time, take some/I just want the memories, tried to make some with you/Now I gotta erase some with you” and “Baby now you know you got nerve/I know you just wanna be heard/I’m a bad bitch, you ain’t used to that/You gon’ f*ck around and make me do you bad.”
As Drake did in his feud with Meek Mill, rather than release a rugged onslaught of bars, Nicki has released carefully constructed records designed to have a shelf life beyond the cycle of her beef(s). With Remy’s “Shether” having been pulled from the web due to sample clearance issues, while many may think she won the battle, it remains to be seen who wins this war.