The intense lyrical exchange between Bronx-bred femcee Remy Ma and Queens raptress Nicki Minaj turned hip-hop upside down in February as both went head to head in their respective diss track releases.
But even though most of the smoke has cleared from the ladies’ fiery rap feud, there’s still a little fog left with some shady sub-shots.
Beginning with Remy Ma’s Instagram Live session, she made it very clear that she wanted no more mention of her adversaries when speaking to her.
“Can y’all please stop talking to me about these dumba**, whack a** rap b*****s?,” she asked fans. “I don’t care. It’s f**king annoying. I said what I said.”
Thereafter, Nicki made sure to reinforce her rap status by way of a repost from one of her several fan pages on Twitter. One of The Pinkprint rap diva’s fashion icon-worthy ensembles made it to the New York Post following her Fashion Rebel of the Year acceptance, and she took it as an opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of titles.
“’Lives up to title,'” she tweeted. “Titles must be earned…then sustained. Let your light shine pretty girls!”
To unpack things a bit, the hotly-debated “rap queen” title, and who is rightfully deserving of such an esteemed crown, was one of the forces driving the rap beef between Rem and Nicki. Remy dug in at ghostwriting rumors and what she believed to be Nicki’s lack of rap talent in her brutal “shETHER” diss record. In Nicki’s responsive “No Frauds” track, she still proclaimed the title while jabbing at Rem’s poorly-received follow-up to the first diss release, “Another One.”
Our best hope now is that the ladies can set their differences aside for a possible collaboration (word to Remy) in the future, yes?
See a few more shots from the Young Money empress and the Terror Squad spitter below.
"Lives up to the title" 🙏🏽😉 - titles must be earned... then sustained. Let your light shine pretty girls! 😘 https://t.co/ePLNmqP8gi— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 5, 2017
(Photo from left: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)