Remy Ma (from Fat Joe’s Terror Squad and VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York ) is a beast on the mic! On Saturday, she grabbed the attention of the rap world and it seeped into pop culture over the weekend! She dropped, “ShETHER,” the title is a play on “Ether” the Nas diss track towards Jay-Z in 2001. “Shether” is seven-minute diss fest coming at Nicki Minaj from every angle and issue! It didn’t seem like business, it felt personal. Whether coming at Minaj about her rumored plastic surgery, (which should no longer be considered a rumor), her brother’s legal problems, and her alleged use of ghostwriters.
The Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma relationship goes back around 10 years and some of those years could be considered a bit sketchy. In fact, many claim that Minaj’s rise happened because of Remy’s absence – due to a six year bid for shooting her friend, which Remy maintains was a total accident.
The time line is as follows: Remy’s sentenced was in 2008, Nicki was very fresh on the scene doing mixtapes and street DVDs. Once Remy was released in 2014, Minaj had blown up and as the 45th prez would say… Bigly! However, Remy wasn’t at all in beef mode. She once said, “I think it would be dope if we can get an ill chick record with everybody doing what they doing.” She continued, “Me, maybe Iggy Azalea, Nicki…like just do a nice little collabo.” Remy even gives Minaj props on Twitter for her 2016 BET award.
However by 2016, something changed cuz Remy started throwing in some subliminal lines that seemed to be aimed at Nicki and something behind the scenes must of set her off. But then two songs drop that makes the present beef inevitable. Nicki spits verses on two new tracks: Gucci Mane‘s “Make Love” and Jason Derulo‘s “Swalla”. Where Minaj talks about the lack of sales from Remy’s music.
Speech from Arrested Development chimes in exclusively for the Milwaukee Community Journal saying, “While there is no doubt that Nicki is a bigger star, Remy is no slouch with accolades, she’s the winner of two Vibe and Source awards, a BET award for “Best Female Hip Hop”, hit records to her name plus her successful reality TV show gig.” He continues, “At the end of the day these types of beefs are great for the culture of Hip-Hop and for women in Hip-Hop particularly!”
Nicki vs. Remy will be in the rap hall of fame for beefs just like Kool Moe Dee vs. Busy Bee, LL Cool J vs. Kool Moe Dee, KRS One vs. MC Shan, or Jay-Z vs. Nas. Congrats to both on great lyricism and artistry!