It’s always a bit of a shame when feuds aren’t worth their weight in showcasing worthy opponents. At least Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were well-matched adversaries. With Nicki Minaj’s latest trio of singles directed against those who have wronged her, most specifically Remy Ma with “No Frauds” and Meek Mill with “Regret In Your Tears,” the rapper proves she barely even needed to lift a finger to make Remy Ma look, shall we say, graceless. It didn’t take long for Minaj to respond to Remy Ma’s “ShEther” (sampled from the Nas song, “Ether”) diss track, which was released on February 24th. The brutal attack against Minaj consisted of such lyrics as “Mentionin’ guns you Pussy Galore, James Bond/Only time you touch a trigga is when you fucked Trey Songz/Cokehead you cheated on your man with Ebro/I might leak the footage of you sniffin’ them ski slopes.”
Remy Ma’s contempt immortalized (well, sort of–it was released on Soundcloud) in verse clearly wasn’t something Minaj was going to take lying down, responding two weeks after with the release of her trifecta on March 10th. With the support of Drake and Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj cuts to the quick with her reminders to Remy, “What type of bum bitch shoot a bitch over a rack/What type of mother leave her one son over a stack?” While spitting vitriol at Remy, Nicki proves her sensitive side remains on “Regret In Your Tears,” a coping mechanism for her breakup with her long-term boyfriend, Meek Mill. Still, that doesn’t mean she isn’t going to throw a little shade by telling him, “You know I don’t chase, I replace ’em/Don’t rush, take time, take some/I just wanted memories/Tried to make some with you/You/Now I gotta erase some with you.”
Nicki reverts back to the similar confidence present on “No Frauds” with “Changed It” featuring Lil’ Wayne, as the Young Money duo boasts about their indelible influence on the rap game–much to Remy Ma’s chagrin, who, at one point, felt like she ran the game with Fat Joe’s Terror Squad. The origination of her beef with Minaj began in 2007, when Remy Ma accused Minaj of directing the opening lyrics of “Dirty Money” specifically at her, consisting of “Tell that bitch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown/She won three rounds/I’ma need a hundred thou/Like Chinatown bitches better bow down.” Not exactly the most succinct reference to Remy Ma, who was hardly a “queen” at that time in her career, or really ever. But still, Nicki’s got to be counted on to put a delusionoid in her place, which is just what she’s done.