Kinfolk! Nicki Minaj has finally responded to Remy’s scathing diss “Shether” The song is titled “No Frauds” and features Drake and Lil Wayne.
I knew Nicki was going to respond in her own time, but I’m not sure Drake and Lil Wayne were needed. I can’t say I am wowed by her response. She took a few shots at Remy:
“You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’ / What the fuck is this b*tch inhalin’? / Tried to drop another one, you was itchin’ to scrap / You exposed your ghostwriter / Now you wish it was scrapped / Heard your pussy on yuck / I guess you needed a Pap.”
“What type of bum b*tch shoot a b*tch over a rap? What type of mother leave her one son over a stack? / Lil’ boogie down basic b*tch thinkin’ she back / Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack / Back to back, me and Drizzy laughed at that / They say numbers don’t matter, but when they discussin’ the kings / They turn around and say
There has been an ongoing debate of whether or not Nicki Minaj should respond. On one hand one could argue that she didn’t have to respond because Remy is not on her level as far as star power is concerned. On the other hand I believe Nicki did right by responding, if for nothing but “The Culture”(Hip Hop). If LL Cool J, who at the time was doing movies, television, and music can battle with Cannabis, then why not Nicki? If Queen Latifah, who at the time was doing movies, television, and music can come down off her throne to battle with Foxy Brown, then why not Nicki?
Do I think Nicki could have came harder? Yes. Will Nicki’s career be affected? No. What did Remy gain from this? That remains to be seen. The set-up for the diss track was all wrong! Here’s how it should have went down. Remy should have dropped “Shether” and then she should have had the first single from her solo album ready to drop directly after “Shether” went viral. This would have allowed her to capitalize off her viral exposure especially if the single was HOT! There were a lot of missed opportunities where this whole diss was concerned. But hey you live and your learn. Hopefully Remy’s solo album is good because the joint album with Fat Joe was just okay for me. The dilemma for Remy is proving that she can operate without the help of a male counterpart(Fat Joe). We know she can rap, but can she craft an entire album? I am unsure.
Nicki also faces a dilemma as well and that is, can her next album be better than her features. She tends expend all her energy on her features, but when it comes to her album, something gets lost in the sauce. That’s not to say her albums have been terrible, but she hasn’t made her “Thriller” yet. We shall see what happens in the Nicki and Remy saga, but until then check out “No Frauds“.
Whut say you?