Entertainment News has been chattering for several weeks over the beef between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj. Last month, Remy Ma released a diss track, “Shether” in which she blasts Nicki for infidelity and of course having a fake ass. For new listeners this beef is not new, this dates back to 2007, when Nicki trash talked Remy on her track, “Dirty Money.”
Soon after being released from prison, Remy Ma launched an attack on Nicki by freestyling over her track “Truffle Butter.” Since Remy released her Diss track on February 25th, 2017, we have not heard from Nicki Minaj.
In the world of Rap, it is customary for artists to respond when another one releases a diss track about them, it’s what gives you street cred and the foundation of the Hip-Hop (Rap) culture. You can’t sit back and let someone diss you, out rap you, and smash you with their lyrics publicly. The phrase “Sticks and stones may break my break bones, but words will never hurt me” is not the case when it comes to rap and, in particular, a diss track, and Remy Ma’s words murdered Nicki Minja.
Word on the street was Nicki Minaj was not going to respond, but I guess she had a change of heart. Minaj responded Thursday by releasing three diss tracks of her own. I am already in love with “Regret In Your Tears,” a track about her break-up with Meek Mills.
Nicki pulled out the big guns and enlisted Lil Wayne and Drake on her track, “No Frauds.”Hip-hop enthusiast is thrilled about the musical beef. Many believe it brings back a part of the musical culture that has been missing for a while.
Hip-hop is a genre of music I have a love-hate relationship with, but this excitement between the ladies sparked a new interest in female rappers who already have a tough time in the industry.
Females pegged against one another is not always a desirable thing. Ma told Another Round she was “not particularly proud” of their beef. “I do not condone or recommend the tearing down of another female. That’s not what I do,” she said. “Anybody that knows me knows that I embrace females. I always want to do some girl-oriented thing. I think we work so much better when we work together and when we help each other.”
Remy Ma’s diss track was fire and left a lot of us with our mouths wide open. However, Nicki did disappoint. Her announcement on social media was everything, “diss records can’t be lies. Great diss records are FACTS. But here at Young Money, we don’t do diss tracks; we drop HIT RECORDS & diss u on them.” Read More: CLICK HERE
I will conclude with this, Nicki’s songs are great, but they are not hard enough to be considered a comeback to Remy Ma’s diss track. Minaj’s three songs are pop songs and not what I would refer to as a diss track. However, they are hit songs no doubt. She stayed within her lane which is not battle rap but what I like to refer to as popcorn rap. It’s fun music.
I love Nicki, but Remy wins the battle regarding the diss track of the year. However, Remy’s track was taken down due to licensing issues because she sampled NAS without his permission. When it comes to making sure all the T’s were crossed and her I’s were dotted, Nicki Wins! I guess that explains it, Nicki was making sure money was right before releasing any type of response.