We knew it was coming. The feud between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma is as intense as ever, if not more so. Fuel was added to the fire this week after Nicki Minaj released “No Frauds” in response to Remy’s “shETHER.” She performed it for the first time with Drake in Paris, a few days after its release. With a little help from friends Weezy and Drake, “No Frauds” is a clear reaction to Remy’s most recent diss track, a scathing attack on Minaj.
“No Frauds” isn’t quite as biting as “shETHER,” but it does throw several solid punches. Minaj pokes fun at Ma’s “Another One” and even brings up the incident that sent Remy to prison. Minaj tends to use her own success in comparison to Remy as her main line of attack, both in her music and on social media. Getting Weezy and Drake involved in “No Frauds” was probably part of that line of attack. Right after releasing “No Frauds,” Minaj taunted Remy on Instagram: “Great diss records are FACTS. But here @ Young Money, we don’t do diss records, we drop HIT RECORDS & diss u ON them.” She then challenged Remy, saying “U got 72 hours to drop a hit and I’ll give u half a million dollars if u can book ANY show or interview w/o mentioning the Queen name.” The Queen she was referring to, of course, was herself, in reference to the “Queen of Rap” title bestowed upon her by Beyonce in 2015.
Before Minaj released this latest diss or threw down her challenge, Remy declared the feud over. During a live edition of BuzzFeed’s Another Round podcast, Remy said of the beef “I don’t regret it, but I’m just not particularly proud of it either.” She acknowledged that the feuding was getting a ton of attention but concluded, “I feel like we could’ve done the same thing working together.” Time will tell if Remy will take Minaj’s bait and strike back or if she’ll hold true to her declaration that the feud is done. It seems unlikely at this point that Minaj will agree with Remy that combining their forces for good would be a better path. However, Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj as BFFs would certainly be just as newsworthy, and probably more so, than yet more caustic back-and-forth attacks.