Queens rapper Nicki Minaj has linked with mega DJ David Guetta on “Light My Body,” an EDM/hip hop infused single, which includes a contribution from Lil Wayne. On Instagram, Minaj noted a video was being filmed (see below). Minaj raps and sings, and also takes some time to fire a few shots at Remy Ma with her opening bars, making a reference to Remy’s time in prison:
“Yo, I just started my sentence like a capital letter
Got bars for years, I hope you send me a letter
Know she’ll never be queen, so now she got a vendetta
I ain’t talkin’ ’bout David when I say I’ma Guetta”
The Minaj verus Remy beef has now entered into a weird place whereby Remy through “ShETHER” clearly won the war of words, though seemingly little has changed in terms of the impact on the trajectory of their careers. Similar to Drake versus Meek, however, one could say Minaj’s place in rap history as a respected wordsmith has been damaged though whether it’s beyond repair is too soon to say.
It is worth noting that all three of Minaj’s recent releases, “No Frauds,” Regret in Your Tears,” and “Changed It,” made their debut on Billboard’s March 20, 2017 chart at No. 14, 61 and 71 respectively. Her “No Frauds” diss track makes sense as a charter, but the second two are a testament to the strength of her fan base because truth be told those two single generated zero buzz.
More importantly, with those three debuts, Minaj has earned 76 Billboard Hot 100 entries, enabling her to surpass Aretha Franklin’s 73 entries, all of which means Minaj can claim the most appearances for a woman in the chart’s 58-year history.
It’s a massive accomplishment that speaks to why Minaj initially responded to Ma by pointing out her sales. And while Ma may have put together the better diss track, its Minaj’s more-than-impressive track record that’s enabled her to tip toe past the shot relatively unscathed. For now anyway. Sometimes these things have a way of unfolding in unpredictable ways over time.
Listen to “Light My Body Up” below.