G-Unit’s Tony Yayo could not resist publicly sharing his reaction to Nicki Minaj‘s new “Tragedy” diss aimed at rap rival Lil Kim and admitted the record is “crazy.”
Although brief with his reaction, Yayo applauded the fellow Queens, New York rapper’s record.
“This new tragedy nicki minaj. Crazy its on,” Yayo tweeted April 2nd. (Tony Yayo’s Twitter)
On the record, Nicki makes multiple references to Kim’s long run in the rap game.
“Eh yo, Pink Friday, Eminem, 8 Mile,” Nicki raps, “It must hurt to sell your album off PayPal/Especially when you’re in the game, 15-20/You was hot when Shaq teamed up with Penny/Man, you was ‘Magic’, I mean/Look at you now, h*e, you’re just tragic/You a tragedy, you a parody/Last name Ann, first name Raggedy/These goofy b*tches is stupidity personified…” (“Tragedy”)
According to reports, the track comes from the hands of a producer named Hit-Boy.
Just when you thought it was over, Nicki Minaj swings back at Lil’ Kim on a new diss record. A snippet of the unfinished track made its way to Funkmaster Flex, who reports that it may end up on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV. This time, the Young Money Barbie doesn’t beat around the bush, taking direct shots at the Queen Bee. Hit-Boy confirms that he produced the marching beat and that the final version will also feature production from Boi-1da. It will go by a title other than “Tragedy” in its final form. (Rap-Up)
Last February, Kim talked about the success of her Black Friday retail mixtape’s PayPal sales.
“Thanks to you guys!! #lilkimblackfridaymixtape sold 113,000 copies in 28 hours which made me the #1 seller on paypal ever =) !!! THANK U! RT,” she tweeted February 15th.
“Sorry 4 the link issue too many hits shut the paypal system DOWN! LOL. We BACK #LilKimBlackFridayMixtape Buy Now! —> http://bit.ly/gLIYa6″ (Lil Kim’s Twitter)
Last summer, Yayo discussed predicting Minaj’s rise to fame.
“She was out there and she was messing with this guy named Fendi. I was trying to do a record with her, but Fendi was like, ‘For what? Why you wanna do something with her?’ Then I left it alone. This was a long, long time ago when I was seeing her on the ‘Come Up’ DVDs, ’cause that’s how she started,” Yayo explained in an interview. “You know what’s crazy? Like, three years ago, I said to [music executive and G-Unit producer] Sha Money [XL] … ‘You need a hot female artist, rapper. I’m telling you, that lane is open. I’m telling you, Sha, that female lane, that rapper lane is wide open.’ What she did was capture it at the right time, ’cause nobody’s out. There’s no Lil’ Kim out, there’s no Foxy [Brown]… she just conquered that lane at the right time with the right people.” (Rap Fix)
Check out a snippet of “Tragedy” below: