Remy Ma has revealed that it was more hurt feelings, and not anger, that lie at the heart of her feud with Nicki Minaj.
Minaj emerged on the scene shortly after Ma was imprisoned and the ladies used interviews to declare their love and admiration for each other during the latter’s time away.
In the months following her release the ladies exchanged more kind words and even planned to collaborate on music for Minaj’s album ‘The Pinkprint.’
Alas, their flourishing friendship morphed into a garden of churlishness when Ma was led to believe that Minaj was working with media outlets to derail her comeback train.
Though untrue, it was enough to ruin their sisterhood and give Remy good reason to believe Minaj had break a promise they made to each other during a telephone conversation.
Remy tells all below…
In an interview with ‘Hollywood Unlocked’ the ‘Secret Location’ rapper shared….
I’ve seen her from when she first started and she was trying to get on. I had great respect for what she was able to do and what she was able to achieve. When I came home we had had a conversation where she actually reached out to me and we spoke and I was just like, I already know ’cause I been through this. As women in this industry, if you go two chicks and they both pretty and they both being put in magazines, on videos, or whatever, and they’re the ‘it’ girls…it’s gonna be these two [against each other]. We had a real conversation. Anything I say, they gon’ say I’m comin’ at you. Anything you say, they gon’ say you comin’ at me. We’re not gon’ let it get to us and I thought that’s where we was at.
She says Minaj went back on her word.
What led up to the whole ‘ShETHER’ thing was I just kept hearing so many things behind the scenes and I didn’t understand. Why would you do this to me? Why was this happening? It wasn’t even stopping the bags, it was just like, petty sh*t. Just corny [stuff] that I saw with my own eyes.”
“I was already annoyed at everything that was going on,” Rem continued. “I was like, ‘Yo, as long as this is the way it is, nobody—not just me—no women are going to be able to succeed as long as this is how it is. If you don’t sound like this, if you don’t look like this, if you’re not bowing down to her, we’re never gonna get nowhere.” So Remy was ready to square up in the booth. “I don’t give a f*ck now. This is what we doin’.
‘Shether’ enjoyed a short-lived run on iTunes before it was accosted by Nicki’s ‘No Frauds’ which became a Top 20 hit when it peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.