Remy Ma Is Out To Ether Nicki Minaj. These 7 Minutes May Make Nick Lean Back (Audio)
In the last 48 hours, Nicki Minaj’s fiery appearance on “Make Love” led many to believe that the Cash Money/Young Money Queen was gunning for crosstown MC, Remy Ma. Going strictly off ill subliminals, it would be hard to say who struck first, in a series of raps where the two New York City MCs appear to be getting at one another. Just over a year ago, Remy even rocked her own rendition of Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” with a slick freestyle. Today (February 25), Remy Ma leaves zero doubt in her reply, “ShETHER.”
She uses the beat and recreates the inro to Nas’ “Ether” (produced by Ron Browz in 2001). It is an interesting choice. Like Nas taking on Jay Z 15-plus years ago, Rem’ knows she may appear to be the underdog in the moment. However, fresh off of a Grammy nomination and more than a few hit singles, that’s debatable. In any event, the Bronx bomber explodes into a tirade that accuses Nick’ of biting since 2009. The First Lady of the Terror Squad denies she ever dissed Nicki Minaj (going back to this trail of curious lyrics from each), and also begins with audio of “Barbie” crying “Free Remy!” back when.
Like Jay and Nas’ beef, Remy uses actual exchanges to attack her opponent. She recalls one odd meeting at a past NBA All-Star weekend where Nicki talked about her own body problems holding her back. Later, Remy accuses Nicki Minaj of a side-relationship (during the Meek Mill era) with HOT 97’s Ebro Darden. There are jabs about use of cocaine, and enlisting Drake and Lil Wayne for ghostwriting. For hardcore Hip-Hop fans, Remy Ma also points out her breakthrough appearance on M.O.P.’s “Ante Up (Remix)” and threatens to snatch more than Nicki Minaj’s idea of a throne. (“I’m supposed to be scared ’cause you bought your Barbie chain back?/I’ll revert to ‘Ante Up,’ you’ll get your Barbie chain yapped.“)
Papoose’s wife cleverly lays into an onslaught of bars that involve other Nick’s, from Nickelodeon network to Nicholas Cage to Nick Nolte to Nick Jonas to Nicky Barmes, out to belittle Minaj. Remy also reps for the B-X for what may be the most aggressive Bronx attack of Queens since Boogie Down Productions went at MC Shan, Marley Marl, and the Juice Crew. Where she may go the hardest is laying into Nicki’s 37 year-old brother, Jelani Maraj, who was indicted for the rape of a 12-year old girl. Nicki posted the bail money to release him in late 2015. To Remy, this is condoning pedophilia, and supporting it. She rubs it in her adversary’s face, and makes it clear to all listening that this. is. personal.
From Nicki using her looks to get ahead, and her body to get into the industry, addiction, failed relations, and controversial family members, and a weak pen game, Remy Ma holds nothing back. Nicki Minaj has seemingly upset Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, and now Remy Ma.
As Heads await a reply in verse, Nicki took to Instagram to belittle the first-week sales or Remy’s (and Fat Joe)’s just released LP, Plato O Plomo:
Earlier in the week, Remy said “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.” It’s crystal clear now that she has a problem with Nicki Minaj.