Did Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj's beef end? From romance rumors to diss tracks, here's how their rivalry played out
Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma's beef includes everything from multiple diss tracks to scathing accusations against each other for many years
'Love & Hip Hop' star Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj entered the rap world around the same time. While the New York-based artistes started off as friendly rivals, things soon turned ugly between the two talented rappers. When the duo started off, Remy was considered the "Queen of New York" while Nicki was still trying to make her mark. Remy was riding high on success until she was put behind bars for shooting her friend.
While Remy was put away, Nicki quickly began climbing the ladder of success and became one of the most successful female rappers. So, when Remy finally got out of prison, things had changed significantly for her. In case you're wondering how this duo's beef began, then we got you covered.
It all began when back in 2007, Nicki dropped a freestyle in her 'Playtime is Over' mixtape called 'Dirty Money'. On the track, Nicki rapped to Terror Squad's (Remy's rap group) instrumental. On the track, a few verses seemed to be directed at Remy and her title of "Queen". Nicki's verses included some rather scathing lines like, "Tell that b***h with the crown to run it like Chris Brown/She won three rounds, I’mma need a hundred thou/Oh, y’all ain’t know? Bet y’all b***hes know now.”
Although Nicki never dropped any names, everyone was convinced that it was subliminal diss at Remy and even the 'LHH' star herself wondered about it. In an interview, Remy shared how she was convinced that the lines were directed at her.
She said, "To this day I think it was stab at me. That's what you do in rap, and I'm cool with that." In the midst of all the disses, a rumor of the rappers being romantically involved with each other began doing rounds. Both Nicki and Remy went on record and squashed all the rumors of them ever being involved romantically.
Things seemed to have settled down between them. After Remy was released from prison, she even showered praises upon Nicki. In an interview with Funkmaster Flex, the rapper said, "Even when you get to people like Nicki, throughout my entire bid, numerous times I’ve seen interviews she’s done where she like, ‘Free Remy’ or ‘tell Rem holla at me'. So, I could definitely say on my behalf, I haven’t gotten any shade from any of them. Old school, new school, nothing.”
Remy even expressed interest in collaborating with Nicki and working together. In 2016, Remy even congratulated Nicki when she won BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist.
Congrats to @NICKIMINAJ for your BET female rapper of the year 2016 award😘— Remy Ma (@RealRemyMa) June 27, 2016
A few months later, Remy collaborated with Fat Joe for a track called 'Money Showers' in which she questioned Nicki's claims of being the queen. "“B***h claiming she the queen, what? Not hardly/Who the f**k gave you your crown b***h? Steve Harvey?," rapped Remy. She again hopped on another track with Phresher on his hit 'Wait a Minute' track's remix. In this song, she accused Nicki of using ghostwriters and having implants in her body.
In 2017, Nicki finally snapped back at Remy. In Jason Derulo's 'Swalla' she called out to her rival who had two years to catch up, but the unnamed rival couldn't. Nicki sang, "I gave these b***hs two years, now your time’s up/Bless her heart, she throwing shots, but every line sucks.” In another track with Gucci Mane, Nicki questioned Remy's claims of being queen and mocked her for not having any records or plaques.
"Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?/One platinum plaque, album flopped, b***h, where?” "You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap/You gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques/S, plural like the S on my chest," added Nicki.
Remy responded to Nicki's diss by released 'ShETHER'. 'ShETHER' referred to the Minaj-Mill relationship as well as things Mill told Ma about Minaj's alleged implants. Instead of responding to Remy's diss track, Nicki simply posted a video clip of Beyonce calling her "Queen of rap". Remy was annoyed with Nicki not responding, so she released another diss track called 'Another One', where she called out Nicki for not responding to ShETHER.
Three weeks later, Nicki finally responded with 'No Frauds'. She collaborated with Drake and Lil' Wayne on the track. "I don’t need no, frauds/I don’t need no, drama when you call/I don’t need no, fake/Soon as I wake up keep an eye out for the snakes, yeah."
In 2017, Remy was awarded the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, which ended Nicki's seven consecutive wins of the title. Remy quoted lines from 'ShETHER' in her acceptance speech. Nicki posted a list of all her accomplishments and wins on her social media to remind fans that she was still the queen despite Remy's win. In the recent past, both rappers have maintained a low profile and haven't released any diss tracks or scathing statements against each other.
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