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The “beef” between Remy Ma & Nickki Minaj has seem to come to the front, after the internet went absolutely CRAZY following the 7 minute freestyle dis record that Remy dropped this weekend directed toward Nicki.  If you where like me, and had no idea why this is even a situation, here’s a timeline!

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Started as Homies – Both female MC’s hail from NY (picture circa 2008/09)

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It seems to have been some negative tension between the two since Nicki dropped a freestyle called “Play Time Is Over aka Dirty Money” containing lyrics that seemed to go hard at  Remy Ma. Lyrics include – “Tell that bitch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown,” Minaj spits. “She won three rounds, I’mma need a hundred thou’…/Oh, y’all ain’t know? Bet y’all bitches know now.” (Click to see video)

The reason the lyrics seem to hit to close to home is becasue these facts:

  1. Remy’s then-reigning status as New York’s rap queen
  2. the use of a beat from Ma’s crew (terror Squad Beat Sample)
  3. Remy had 20K for a rap battle a few years prior Vs. Lady Luck

Jump a few years forward to 2015 – Remy is out of prison and releases a freestyle over the “Truffle Butter” beat that seems to have some subliminal shots at Nicki. (you decide for yourself – Click for video)

2016 – Nicki WINS best female artist award at BET hip hop Awards show and Remy Tweets her congratulations.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congrats to <a href=””>@NICKIMINAJ</a&gt; for your BET female rapper of the year 2016 award😘</p>&mdash; Remy Ma (@RealRemyMa) <a href=”″>June 27, 2016</a></blockquote>


Its seems like the “good feelings” are short lived as Remy hits the cyoher after the awards show and seems to throw shots again. Of course it’s subliminally, but you be the judge.

Jump to November 2016, Remy drops the Fat Joe collaboration “Money Showers.” Lyrics included “Bitch claiming she the queen. What? Not hardly,” she spits. “Who the fuck gave you your crown, bitch—Steve Harvey?”

Late December 2016 Remy seems to fire shots again in a song she was featured on. Lyrics include lines about ghostwriters and “fake breasts”. The lines about ghostwriters hit close to home, Nicki’s home, when not long after the song is released, Nicki’s ex Safaree Samuels, who is a credited writer on some of her early work, poses for an IG photo with Remy and Pap.” (Click For Photo)

Fast Forward to present day – Remy Ma, riding high on the success of her duet album with Fat Joe, has said in multiple interviews and press runs with her claim to the proverbial “crown” as the Queen of Rap.” BUT she also said her subliminals are NOT aimed at anyone in particular. She was Quoted on a morning show saying “Whenever I’ve had a problem with any female in this entire game, I will say your name… I’m going to say your government. I’m going to look it up. I’m going to say your mother’s name, your father’s name, your kid’s name. I want you to know that I’m talking about you.”

Nicki fires back, Finally, in two songs released February 2017 – Jason Darulo’s “Swalla” she says “I gave these bitches two years, now your time’s up,” she raps. “Bless her heart, she throwing shots, but every line sucks.”

She also pushes her agenda further in her verse off  “Make Love.” She is featured on this track with Gucci Mane – (Shots Fired at 2:01 min into the song)

This is when the beef has come to the present day. Remy Released a 7 minute lyrical slaughter named “Shether” that set the internet on FIRE! Hip Hop notables and taste makers are saying these are the best lyrics from an artist in years.

All thought this would be over and done with when Nicki seemed to not respond to these vicious lyrics and Remy’s history of actually being “bout that life.”

We were wrong – Nicki responsed, kinda???

Minaj posted a (since deleted) Instagram photo of sales figures for Ma and Fat Joe’s recent single “Plata O Plomo.” Then Minaj posted this:

SO this finally brings us to the question of the day – Should Nicki Respond lyrically??? If you are claiming to be the king/ queen of something, do you have to respond to worthy adversaries on that platform? Join the conversation on Facebook!

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