New York rapper Remy Ma might be with the smoke but has no intention of blowing it at Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop veteran has addressed speculation about taking shots at Onika on her newly released “Wake Me Up” single.
Despite teaming up with Nicki’s rap rival Lil’ Kim, Remy shut down speculation about using the joint effort to blast the Young Money rapper.
“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 ago, 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)
Last week, 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”)
Recently, New York rapper Azealia Banks shared her disgust of the Nicki/Remy beef.
“Even if you look at the whole Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma debacle. These are like the two mainstream band stand black female rappers we have and you guys pit them against each other and egg it on and then brought Cardi B up afterwards? Come on, negros. Come on, negros. Come on. I don’t know, for that to just have happened was kind of like stupid – men in hip-hop should have coerced them to work together. It looked really bad. It just looked bad and it kind of brought Nicki’s value down. Even if it brought Remy’s value up, it didn’t bring her the right value. It brought Remy’s value up in the chitlin circuit. Remy’s so talented. That was just like the easiest thing you could have f*cking done – and whoever convinced you to do it was against you. I’m sorry. Because now you’re the girl who wrote ‘Shether.’ … I ‘know’ Remy Ma’s music. I know her catalogue. I know her as an artist. Even if you didn’t collaborate with Nicki Minaj, I didn’t wanna see a fight. It just looks bad. It looks bad and it looks bad on female rappers. It looks bad on black women. Charlamagne should be f*cking ashamed of himself for egging it on. Papoose, you should be f*cking ashamed of yourself for letting Remy Ma do that. Like, she just got out of f*cking prison and you’re gonna just like stick her right back into the fighting thing. No. Absolutely f*cking not. Remy Ma didn’t even need to be on ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ Cardi B needs ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ Remy Ma does not need ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ You get it? And it’s almost as if there was a greater strategy to do this and pop Cardi B in there.” (The Black Media)