Nicki Minaj Re-Asserts Her Claim As The Queen Of Rap In Her New Video
Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma’s beef quieted down in the last five weeks. The two New York MCs went from throwing apparent subliminal jabs to throwing heavy verbal artillery this year. After Rem’ appeared to throw some televised shade Nick’s way this month on Hip Hop Squares, Barbie brings her “No Frauds” diss to video, and spares no expense or detail in making it cinematic. In fact, All Eyez On Me director Benny Boom lends his heavy hand, and Drake and Lil Wayne travel to London, England for a Young Money party that also puts “the First Lady of the Terror Squad” in the cross-hairs.
While Drizzy has made some of his disses into hits (especially towards Nicki’s ex, Meek Mill), H.B.I.C. wants her visual (which has peaked at #14 on the charts) in the annals of Rap videos. With two of her closest Cash Money comrades in tow, Minaj fancies herself as a modern day Cleopatra in the streets (and waterways) of London. Whether on the block or in the club, she tries to show Remy who’s really the baddest on a production level that her now-independent opponent may not be able to match.
While she’s all dressed up, Nicki still throws mud as raw MC from Queens, New York. “Tried to drop another one, you was itchin’ to scrap / You exposed your ghostwriter, now you wish it was scrapped / Heard you pussy on yuck, I guess you needed a Pap / What type of bum bitch shoot a friend over a rap / What type of mother leave her one son over a stack,” Minaj spits, bringing Remy’s son, husband, and conviction into play. Remy had previously dropped the hammer on Nicki with February’s “Shether,” mentioning her brother’s sex crimes, alleged drug addiction, and intimate past with key industry figures.
It certainly appears that Nicki wants these words to stick, in a key entry to her standout visual catalog. While Wayne’s suing Birdman and Cash Money for $51 million, he is not above standing by his two star pupils on the label (and possibly compromising his good standing with his “Make It Rain” collaborator and his own rhyme partner along the way).