Incarcerated rapper Remy Ma has shared her thoughts on fellow female emcee Nicki Minaj and the recent wave of criticism she has received.
From Remy’s perspective, the rap game tries to pit female rappers against one another.
“I’m happy for her,” Rem said about Minaj’s buzz. “I’m happy to see any black, young, young, old, it really doesn’t matter, any chick that’s from the hood trying to do her one-two thing, I’m happy. I see the hate that she gets, it’s the same hate that I got. When I was home, I used to see Nick all the time. She came to my birthday party, I went to one of her parties, I remember when she was on the Come Up DVD — when I started doing ‘my’ thing, they used to start throwing shade on me. They ain’t want to f*ck with me now that I was actually doing something. The industry, it’s a 1000 dudes out here, 962 of them are dead wack. It’s a 1000 dudes out here but when it comes to the females, they make it seem like there could only be one. Like that’s it — they try to put us together…” (Street Heat)
Last month, Minaj addressed her female rap critics.
“There are some that say something positive,” Nicki said in an interview. “You should be happy I’m here even though I’m showing you b*tches how to do it. But umm, I get more love than hate. So you know, it’s expected when people see there’s one person getting shine, it makes them feel unhappy with themselves. The small minded people feel unhappy with themselves. The intelligent girls take the things that they like from me and my journey and apply it to their journey. If I had it my way, that’s what they’d all do. Everyone is not going to like Nicki Minaj. Everyone’s not going to like the way I look or what I do but I think if you’re smart you’d take from me and figure out why everyone is talking about me. That’d be the ‘smart’ thing to do. I don’t think they know how to express that so they express it with anger, jealousy and hatred and that consumes them and I’m still here.” (VIBE TV)
Model Gloria Velez recently released a “Roger Dat” diss going at the Young Money emcee.
“I’m in a six-speed drop and I’m sick with the clutch / I’m bout to go in on this bitch like a d*** in her guts / Come on Nicki? Is you licking or what? / How many silicone shots you gonna stick in your butt?” Velez opens the freestyle with. She goes on to throw several jabs at Minaj, poking fun at her alleged plastic surgeryenhancements, comparing her flow to a rapper with Tourette’s syndrome, and even accuses her of providing sexual favors to land a record deal. “It’s Glo, Murda Mami, strapped up, emergency / I wasn’t gonna do it, but bitch you keep urging me / You better run and use extreme urgency / brain f***ed up, too much plastic surgery,” Velez spits. “No matter how many times you bat your eye lashes / It ain’t gonna take away from the fact that you trash-ess,” she later raps, before adding: “Remember you came out a Lil Kim clone? / then you started sounding like your got Tourette’s syndrome.” (Baller Status)
Earlier this year, Remy denied rumors of being romantically linked to Minaj.
“I’m not gay, how would I have sex with Nicki Minaj,” Remy asked radio personality Jenny Boom Boom via a phone interview. “No, I never had sex with Nicki anybody. I’ve never done any girls in my life and I never would. But actually, that video came out years ago. I was home, actually, when it first surfaced. And um, I don’t know who that is. The crazy thing with me is that it’s been out for so long, I’ve been waiting for somebody to type on in the computer and something like ‘I know her, she lives next door to me, this is who it really is,’ but I never know. I don’t even know what the logic is behind that. But as far as Nicki, as a person, I’m cool with her. Like, when she was coming up, she used to go to my parties and I used to go to her parties and we was cool. I’ve never had a problem with her.” (“Jenny Boom Boom TV”)
Check out Remy Ma’s interview below: