I don’t know about you, but Nicki Minaj’s bars on “No Fraud” was like listening to someone trying to use that professional customer service tone after they’ve been aggravated by a client. You know, all sweet and kind but still being a passive-aggressive smart ass that’s trying to remain professional. But after the customer walks away you begin all the trash talk and tell them how you really feel (in your mind). Now I’m personally not a big fan to either self-proclaimed “rap queen” but I still like the flow of Nicki’s rebuttal track! I can still sing and dance along with it when summer comes around but unfortunately the bars were not there! C’mon Nicki! Why didn’t you come harder? As Tyra Banks said on an episode of ANTM, “We were all rooting for you!”
I feel like she should have scrapped Drake and Wayne and carried the song on her own strength (as Remy did). In my opinion, adding the rest of the Young Money crew made it worse. Remy’s flow was so aggressive, it was hard not to feel the anger she spat on the track! On the other hand, Nicki’s response was just about making a dope song with other music giants, not so much to clap back at Remy.
Timeline Summary: Allegedly, the whole time Remy was in prison Nicki was on team #freeRemy only because she knew she was holding “the crown”. Then Remy gets out and tries to be team #sharethecrown until she feels like credit isn’t being given for what she did for the female rap game. Afterwards, Remy begins freestyling on most of Nicki’s hits and lets a few subliminal shots slip. BANG, BANG! Nicki gets hit and fires back. Then…Remy releases Nicki’s death sentence with “ShETHER”, and Nicki comes back from the dead with “No Frauds”, albeit two weeks later.
Is this hip-hop, rap, battle rap, or pop? Can someone please explain this mess? What happened to just making music and being original? Can these “rap queens’ just make up and do a song together with both of their ghost writers by their side? Or can there only be one #queenofrap?
Listen to both diss records below and let me know what you think…