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Nicki Minaj & Megan Thee Stallion's Lyrical War Mentions Megan's Dead Mother and Nicki's Husband

Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj. Photos/Instagram

Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion are having a lyrical war. Disrespect has started flying between the two rappers— and is becoming a personal and disrespectful beef that's unfolding on social media and in the new music they've released. 

Megan Thee Stallion subtly took a jab at Nicki Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, on "Hiss." Following the release of the song, Nicki posted song lyrics on the X platform, taking a dig at Megan about the gunshot wound she suffered after allegedly being shot by R&B singer Tory Lanez, who is serving prison time for the shooting. Nicki also mentions Megan's deceased mother in her lyrics. For years, Megan has expressed sorrow about losing both parents at a young age. Megan's mother, Holly Thomas, died in 2019 after suffering from a brain tumor. Her father, Joseph Pete Jr., died while she was in high school. 

According to Entertainment Tonight, Megan allegedly made reference to Minaj's husband, Kenneth Petty, when Megan rapped, "These hoes don't be mad at Megan, these hoes mad at Megan's Law." The line refers to the government-mandated database of registered sex offenders, and many fans interpreted it as a shot at Petty -- who is a registered sex offender, convicted prior to his relationship with Minaj. "Hiss" does not mention Minaj or her husband by name.

Yet, Nicki felt "Hiss" took a jab at her husband and released the track "Big Foot." The song is titled "Big Foot" because of Megan's height and size—Meg is reportedly tall for a woman, nearly six feet tall; her physical stature is why she added "stallion" to her name. Minaj starts the track by warning the Houston rapper that she'll buy her music catalog; "Bi---, you better stop that dialogue (28 shit); Fore I hit Carl and buy your catalog. Her next verse hits below the belt, questioning Meg's character, "How you fuck your mother man when she die? How you go on Gayle King and can't cry? Chile, bye, Big Foot, but you still a small fry. Swearin' on your dead mother when you lie (Ayo)." Minaj closes the track, warning her that she doesn't want her to release a second installment of the dis track; "I'm very serious, Ho, the things that you've lied about, even pertaining to your mom, you don't want them out, okay? Now, Since you think it's funny to speak about people's families. We'll all join in."

The late rapper Pimp C's widow, Chinara Butler, decided to address Nicki Minaj regarding the situation after she mentioned her late husband, Pimp C's name (from the Texas rap duo UGK, which also consisted of Bun B before he died in 2007) in another attack on Meg. The Barbie queen "mocked Megan's rapping by freestyling in an exaggerated Southern drawl and making light of Meg's oft-stated UGK influence. "Who you wanna be, [UGK members] Bun B or Pimp C?" she pointedly asked, according to several media outlets. As a result, Chinara said on Instagram, "Oh and I heard you #Nikki that $hit wasn't funny or cool." She also told an Instagram user, "I'm [gonna] address her ass," regarding Nicki's mention of Pimp C. 

Talks of Nicki's alleged cocaine habit have been brought into the war of words as well. However, "The Crying Game" rapper refuted that claim, stating, "Whenever you see the words 'coke rant,' you know they mad," she wrote. "If y'all hear how loud I'm laughing [laughing emojis]. I've never done coke in my life. But if I did, I'd do it proudly."

This isn't Nicki's first feud with a fellow female rapper. Minaj and Lil Kim have had a long-term beef— Lil Kim, a veteran rapper from the '90s, believes Nicki hijacked her style. Cardi B and Minaj don't have the best rapport for various reasons. Minaj's husband was recently placed on house arrest for threatening Cardi's husband, Offset. The Barbie Queen and Remy Ma also faced off in 2017, where Remy lyrically attacked Nicki's brother, who was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a minor. 

Lyrical battles have existed since the beginning of hip-hop, yet it's always a teeth-clencher when artists feud in such a manner! To follow this story and other news, click the link to subscribe to Volume 82.


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Natalie Montgomery
Jan 31

I think that Megan can take her.

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