Nicki Minaj is back, rhyming not making fashion statements as many fans were calling for, and she says "pick a side." On Thursday Minaj took to social media, saying she was back from Paris and had a “three pack” ready to go. When the clock struck midnight, she unloaded with a trifecta of songs, chief among them a rap response to Remy Ma called "No Frauds."
The record is more a club directed tune, featuring Drake and Lil Wayne. But Minaj overshadows her Young Money brothers with retaliatory rhymes for Remy’s recently released "ShETHER" and "Another One."
"You can't be Pablo if your work ain’t selling'" Nicki raps, taking aim at Remy's recent record sales for the LP Plato O Plamo. "What the f— is this bitch inhalin'? / Tried to drop 'Another One,' you was itchin' to scrap / You exposed your ghostwriter / Now you wish it was scrapped."
Later, Nicki talks Remy going to jail and "leaving" her son and refutes the claims of Rem in "ShETHER" that she signed a 360 deal. Minaj also likens Remy to one of Martin Lawrence's most famous characters.
"Heard your pussy on "Yuck," I guess you needed a Pap/ What type of bum bitch shoot a friend over a rack?," Nicki adds. "What type of mother leave her one son over a stack?/ Lil Boogie down basic bitch 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 discussing the kings./ They turn around and say LeBron ain't got 6 rings. / I never signed a 360, bitch you wild dumb
That's why Jay ain't clear his verse for your album/ Sheneneh, you a fraud committin' perjury/ I got before and after pictures of your surgery."
"I Changed," the second of Nicki's records features just Lil Wayne. Minaj throws around more victorious barbs, seemingly aimed at Remy.
"The bitch gambled her career, now its gon be severe," Minaj declares.
Later she brags, "this hoe getting slick, so I put on gym shoes and extended my run."
Nick’s last record, "Regret In Your Tears" has a Caribbean feel and deals with losing love as she sings, "You don't even know what you just lost. You don't even know what you just had." She also takes a few lines from the Notorious B.I.G.'s playbook, saying "you know I don't chase, I replace em."
There is no word yet on when Nicki’s 2017 LP will be released.