Battle of the Sexes: Male vs. Female Rap Beefs

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  • Ransom, Nicki Minaj
  • Azealia Banks, T.I.
  • Roaxanne Shanté, UTFO
  • KRS-One, Roxanne Shanté
  • Lil Kim, Shyne
  • 50 Cent, Lil' Kim
  • Lil Cease, Lil Kim
  • LL Cool J, LeShaun
  • Kreayshawn, Rick Ross
  • David Banenr, V-Nasty
  • Lil Mama, Jay Z
  • Fat Joe, Remy Ma
  • Lil Kim, Lil Wayne

Roxanne Shanté vs. UTFO

The first major rap beef between the sexes was the infamous "Roxanne War" of the mid-'80s. After UTFO had a hit in 1984 with "Roxanne, Roxanne," which addressed a woman who was frontin' on the group's advances, Roxanne Shanté debuted with "Roxanne's Revenge," a confrontational diss track in which the teenage phenom pretended she was the woman UTFO was talking about. UTFO responded with "The Real Roxanne" and then several other groups got in on the act, releasing their own Roxanne-themed tracks.

(Photos from left: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, Courtesy RCA Records)

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