We’re calling it early: the ultimate diss track of 2017 is here. Remy Ma has gone IN on Nicki Minaj, rekindling a decade-long beef between the two on new track shETHER. Across seven minutes Me spits pure venom at the Pinkprint rapper from every angle possible.
Ma, who just missed out on a Grammy for her Fat Joe collab All The Way Up, covers all bases on shETHER, from accusing Minaj of sleeping with a bunch of different rappers, to hiring ghostwriters, to plastic surgery, drug use and much, much more. She name drops Lil Wayne, Drake, Trey Songz, Meek Mill, Ebro, Gucci Mane, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey and more in this relentless onslaught against her old adversary.
The title is a reinterpretation of Ether by Nas, which Remy uses as the instrumental for shETHER. Considering the Ron Browz-produced original was a seething diss track against Jay Z, it only makes sense to reuse it here.
This is far from the first time the pair have clashed. Their beef first reared its ugly head back in 2007, after Remy accused Minaj of dissing her on freestyle record Dirty Money. Recently, Minaj threw a couple of hits in her Black Beatles remix as well as her verse on Gucci Mane’s Make Love, but I doubt she was expecting such a mammoth retaliation. This is a bigger and badder diss track than any other in recent memory – and it fucking rules.
So far, Minaj has only responded via a couple of half-assed social media posts, which is *very* un-hip-hop of her. She first posted a now-deleted screenshot of sales numbers from Ma’s recent collab album with Fat Joe, Plata O Plomo, and replaced this with a 2015 recording of Beyoncé calling her the rap queen. I’m sorry Nicki, but not even Bey can save you here. This is not her battle, it’s yours.
We expect that she’s in the studio working on a response as we speak.
Interestingly, the track has more than 1.3 million Soundcloud plays at the time of writing – which is several hundred thousand more than a number of tracks on Plata O Plomo. While Minaj is undoubtedly the more famous rapper, Remy Ma has just reminded us why she is an extremely strong contender for the throne.