On the Nicki Minaj/Remy Ma beef
So yeah, this happened.
Nicki for some reason took a shot at Remy Ma in two songs. In fact, Nicki has been doing subliminal disses at Remy for the longest. And then Remy shot back at her with ShEther.
Most of the bars are Remy sex-shaming Nicki. Like a good chunk of it is about that much to my consternation. However, I interpret as Remy calling Nicki a fraud and a liar, which is still pretty shitty to involve sex. Of course, people say men do not get attacked for physical appearance or their sex life, and that is not true. On the very beat Remy rhymed on, Nas criticized Jay-Z thinking he is a pimp and super attractive when women only liked him for his money and he still ugly. He called him a h* and spreading STDs. And even shamed him for being proud of eating a girl out. Tupac shamed the fuck out of Biggie sex life. So no, while there is gender history and misogyny that makes Remy’s comments worse, don’t act like comments like these haven’t not been made in rap disses.
That said, Remy also made some valid points about Nicki’s 360 deal and her brother. She signed a 360 deal, contrary to what Nicki said in her response. Her 360 deal is slightly different in that she owns all of her 360, including merchandise and promotions. However, it is as Remy said. She still is paying for it. And also, a lot of Nicki’s fame has to do with those promotions and advertising.
And her pedo brother? I have never actually bought that lame ass excuse about Nicki not releasing her brother on bail, it was just her mom using her name to do so. Even then, after dude was released, she posted a picture on instagram claiming to support the fuck so yeah. She ain’t shit.
The one thing about this diss song was Remy brought bars, alliteration, homophones, and clever ass double entendres.
Then Nikki released No Frauds, and it was lame as fuck. I was expecting Monster and got lazy ass rhymes from all three who were involved. Drake and Wayne said nothing about Remy, and Nicki’s retort was whack as fuck. She keeps throwing her accolades at Remy like that shit matters. She does realize that her fame has lot to do with absolutely no competition, right? Can’t really compare yourself to Lebron James and Michael Jordan when the next closest is Shawn Bradley. Especially when most of your success came from pop songs. Femcees are far and few in between and that has a lot to do with Nicki shutting them down with these subliminal disses. She tried to do the same to Remy Ma.
And before you say some shit like dudes don’t support female rappers, bull fucking shit. Women are the main consumers of female rappers or rap in general. Yes, it is true that a lot of accolades are given to women because of their looks, but Remy had that trouble from the get-go in her career. She tried that pretty girl rock, but that was not true to her character and came back with Ante Up. Even now, she still comes with that hard ass hood chick flow. Not to say that Remy is not attractive, but there is a clear difference between Remy Ma and Nicki.
I don’t really care that Nicki enlisted Drake and Wayne. But the thing is that they clearly had nothing to say and also, it makes her look weak. When Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit came at Ja, it was because Ja came at 50 Cent and Eminem. That is a fact. And honestly, people should not make that comparison because it was later revealed that G-Unit lawyered up and prevented Murder Inc from saying anything about 50 Cent…similar to how Nicki may have gotten Shether pulled from Soundcloud.
Remy won this. Nicki can laud her accolades on she wants, but she still got bodied. She can hide behind Jay-Z, Beyonce, and apparently Ellen Degeneres all she wants. She still got bodied. I suspect that Remy is going to respond to Nicki bringing up Remy’s son and questioning her parenting in this diss. I am just proud that Nicki responded and respected the culture.