East Coast rapper Ransom is not going out without a fight in a war of words with Nicki Minaj after she called him out this week over misunderstood rap lyrics and has clarified the hype.
While he does not want to engage in a rap beef, Ran said Nicki should do the right thing and apologize for overreacting.
“What I meant was, she used to call me to get on her songs. Never once did I not pick up the phone for this woman. Did the verses. It was all love. Now this,” Ransom said in an interview. “She’s a woman. I ain’t got no beef. For me to hate a woman, that’ll make me less of a man. I seen the video,” Ransom said. “I couldn’t watch it though. She was real disrespectful but I’m not even gon’ stoop that low…I didn’t mean that. I didn’t mean it like that. [It was taken] out of context. I think she knows that. I think she should apologize but I ain’t even lookin’ for no apology. It is what it is. … I never wrote no songs for her. We got a lot of songs together though. .She overreacted. I didn’t write anything for her. I meant that we did verses together. I did verses for her, for her records. I’ve always helped her. I’ve helped a lot of people, actually.” (TMZ)
Footage of Nicki going off on the rapper after it appeared he claimed to have ghostwritten for her during the pre-Young Money days surfaced yesterday.
Ransom recently released a new song called “Man Alone” which contained the lyric, “Before Nicki was wearing those crazy wigs, I was doing verses for her, just hoping she made it big.” So, when we asked Nicki about the situation last night — she went insane … crushing Ransom as a liar who’s “f**king desperate.” “Yo, I’m not even a man and n**gas got my d*ck in their mouth,” Nicki said. It goes on and she gets angrier — you gotta watch the clip. Now, here’s the problem — Ransom says the lyric was NOT meant as a diss. After the song came out, he tweeted, “As far as I know she writes her own [lyrics].” (TMZ)
Following the footage being released, Ransom publicly spoke out.
“I’m on some F*CK everybody shit!!!,” he tweeted Wednesday (August 7).
@NICKIMINAJ Whatever Nick.. Now I got to protect myself..” (Ransom’s Twitter)
Nicki even jumped onto her Twitter page to respond.
“@201Ransom The line CAN be & WAS taken out of context! PERIOD! Shlda been reworded. Ima protect my credibility @ ALL costs! #WishUDaBest XO” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Minaj also retweeted a Ransom tweet after he denied ghostwriting her tunes back in the day.
After getting wind of the YMCMB empress’ comments, the artist born Randy Nichols backtracked on the implied meaning of his lyrics, tweeting that “as far as I know she writes her own,” prompting a swift retweet from Nicki and the following exclamation point-filled rebuttal: “YES SIRRRR!!!!!!!! Always HAVE always WILL!!!!!!!! Thx!!! —> RT @201Ransom @michaelsofamous as far as I know she writes her own,” she retweeted. (RapFix)
Check out Ransom’s interview: