Nicki Minaj gave us arguably her best guest verse in years on Gucci Mane's "Make Love," released Thursday to immediate full-volume marathon spins. Several lines in Minaj's verse appear to reference Remy Ma, who many thought took shots of her own on Phresher's "Wait a Minute" remix back in December. Ma, however, denied any such shots during a Breakfast Club interview last week:
Ma said she wouldn't have kept it subliminal if the track was intended as a diss. "I am going to say your government," she said. "I'm going to look it up and say your mother's name, your father's name, your kids' name. I want you to know I'm talking about you." In the track itself, she criticizes an unnamed person's "fake breasts" and use of a "ghostwriter."
In her Gucci collab "Make Love," Minaj delivers the following:
Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?
One platinum plaque, album flopped, bitch, where? (bitch, where?)
I took two bars off just to laugh
You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap
You gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques
S, plural like the S on my chest
Two things worth noting here: Remy Ma's Fat Joe collab "All the Way Up" went platinum last year. Also, Ma's album There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story was met with critical favor but disappointing sales. And that's enough to have a growing number of people convinced that Minaj is taking direct aim at Ma on both "Make Love" and her recent Jason Derulo pairing "Swalla."