If it's one thing I HATE, it's girl drama. You know, that petty shit when you make up stories and trash talk a girl behind her back for who knows how many reasons; their outfit, who they hooked up with, their latest insta caption, you name it.
But as much as I'm against tearing down other girls, I do happen to be a fan of hip hop. And sometimes, these girl-on-girl rivalries fuel some great new singles to add to my playlists.
Prime example coming in hot right now is the serious beef between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma. And I mean SERIOUS beef.
These two have been battling it back and forth for a decade now, but the most recent of the feud came last night when Nicky dropped not one, not two, but THREE diss tracks: "No Doubt," "Changed It," and "Regret in Your Tears".
These singles were in direct response to Remy Ma's seven minute long track called "Shether", which she released last month as a no-filter exclusive diss track about Nicki. From the intro where she blatantly raps, "Fuck Nicki Minaj!" she made it very clear she was going in on Pink Barbie, from rapping about plastic surgery, cheating, and just all around criticizing her [lack of] talent.
Remy Ma has said how she doesn't "condone or recommend the tearing down of another female," except "in the event that you piss me off and we become archenemies... Run for cover."
But from the verses of these two artists, it is clear as day that this isn't just a petty girl fight. We're talking two artists duking it out for the ultimate title: Queen of Rap.
We've always known that Nicki has no qualms in shittin' on 'em, and to fulfill this smackdown she pulled in the ranks of Drake and Lil Wayne to join her for "No Frauds" and "Changed It". She definitely earns respect by having two rap powerhouses on her tracks.
IMHO, "Regret in Your Tears" is the catchiest of the songs and the one I can most likely find myself jamming to on repeat, given it's primarily about self-confidence and less directed at Ma. "No Frauds" however is just straight up impressive. I wish I could spit something like that about certain people in my life...
If we're talking about lyrical content though, people were definitely quick to note on twitter that Minaj's lyrics were... less "harsh" than Ma's.
Don't get me wrong, rapping things like:
"Lil Boogie down basic bitch thinkin' she back
Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?"
is still definitely in the "fighting words" category. We have a feeling she toned it down to do what she does best: get her music to the top of the charts. In the meantime, you can listen to all four diss tracks here... and we're expecting some more soon.