A week after its debut, Remy and Kim blessed fans with their new single’s visual.
Last week, Remy downplayed hype about their new anthem taking shots at rap rival Nicki Minaj.
“You hear the record. I don’t understand how many times I have to tell people [this]. I have no problem calling people out by name. I don’t. I’m so over that. I’m past that. I’m like in a good space, like I feel like everything that happened, everything happens for a reason. Right now, what I’m doing right now is what the record is. It’s just a dope record.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
A few days prior, Lil’ Kim dismissed the idea of using “Wake Me Up” to get at Nicki.
“The messed up thing is because we are real artists and me and Remy do what we do, no matter what we say, if I be like, ‘Fake a** such and such,’ they gonna be like, ‘Oh, she’s talking about such and such!’ I feel like people know me and Remy well enough that if we’re going to talk about somebody we’re going to say their name, we’re going to address them, we’re going to make it that or whatever. We just making music. We’re doing what we do. And like I said, my mind is always on that bag. My mind ain’t on ol’ girl.” (Hot 97)
Earlier this month, talk show queen Wendy Williams said Nicki would have to clap back if Lil’ Kim and Remy dropped a diss record on her.
“Remy Ma is joining forces with Nicki Minaj’s enemy. No, Nicki Minaj enemy Lil’ Kim – the track is apparently taking aim at Nicki’s alleged relationship with ‘my’ Nas. Nicki does owe both girls another track to clap back at them and then once both songs are done, girls, can we move on?” (“The Wendy Williams Show”)