As the saying goes, all is fair in love and...rap beef. Or something like that. Rappers take that shit seriously. When problems pop off and the dissing shenanigans start, MCs can get downright petty on scumbag levels in attempts to humiliate their counterparts. We’ve seen and heard it all before. Old photos. Gay allegations. Unearthed audio. Photoshopped images. Straight up lies. Leaked reference tracks.
But when really trying to land that fatality on their newfound nemesis, oftentimes rappers will unsheathe their figurative Hattori Hanzo sword of misogyny, which leaves women in at least one of the rappers’ lives becoming collateral damage during the back-and-forth of vitriol.
Kanye West recently had feminists and anti-slut shamers ready to shoot the five when his misunderstanding-turned-Internet-breaking-beef with Wiz Khalifa switched into a semi-judgment session on Wiz’s BM and ’Ye’s former (Colon tickler?? We’ll get to that later) boo Amber Rose.
“You let a stripper trap you…I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years,” Yeezy snapped at the Pittsburgh rapper on Twitter after dissing his music wasn’t enough.
There is a history of rappers taking it there. Most famously, Tupac tried to get at Big by attempting to out Faith Evans for having an alleged tryst with the Death Row rapper on his infamous Bad Boy diss track “Hit ’Em Up.”
Though that testosterone-fueled insult may have set the bar, many rappers have used the formula.
Here are 12 times where rappers have used a woman to provoke beef…