Two of the ladies of Hip Hop, Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj, are the talk of these internet streets!!
The women served each other verbal annihilation on some diss tracks, and both tracks, especially Remy Ma’s, has the internet going bonkers!!
Before I share my thoughts, hit play for both tracks below!
Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj- “Make Love”
First…let me just say… Remy’s diss track left Nicki so exposed, my soul delve into a sea of humiliation for her!
Homegirl done went in from her “fake ass” to her brother who’s an alleged child molester.
In my opinion, I think the internet only generated mad hype for Remy’s track, because she apparently stated what’s being said as “facts”, according to Hip Hop enthusiasts.
Despite being entertained by it all, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t point out the obvious problematic situation within this so-called beef between these two women. It’s something that’s been going on for a long time in this industry and as a woman, I’m over it.
This beef pulls the rug out and reveals two major factors…the lack of sisterhood and the lack of support for women in the Hip Hop industry.
Now, don’t get me wrong…I’m well aware that diss tracks have been around for a long ass time. Hip-Hop wouldn’t be TRUE Hip-Hop without a good diss track between artists. Especially when the dissing doesn’t result to violence &/or death.
My issue is the underlying problem in society with black women being looked at as “catty”, “bitchy”, and simply don’t get along. This “beef” between these two iconic artists feeds into that perception.
This beef between Remy and Nicki has me wondering one thing…Can the Hip-Hop industry learn to support sisterhood, female empowerment, and use these two artists as the catalysts for change in how society views black women?
When “Ladies Night” came out in the nineties, I was just in awe of the female MCs who participated in that project. I thought it was dope how some of the biggest female Hip-Hop artists of that time got together and release FIYAH! Not only that, they revealed an admirable display of female empowerment, by proving to the Hip-Hop community and the world that when women get together, amazing things can happen! Especially black women!
This is what I want for Remy and Nicki. Both women are respected as great Hip-Hop artists in their own right. They both are dope with lots of fans, so I can only imagine how they’d be if they work together.
Do you think if Queen Latifah and MC Lyte dissed each other like this, this would happen?
In such a male-dominated industry, I think it’s important for the female MCs to do their part in advocating women supporting women. Especially when they are in the same line of work.
It only makes sense.
But, I guess, as with all entertainment, folks like drama. The Hip-Hop industry has always been “slick” with how they promote. They will bring in two popular MCs, somehow get them in the studio to freestyle soul-crushing lyrics about one another, and hype that shit to get the people talkin’.
Once the people start talkin’ (and bloggin’), the money rolls in.
That’s how the industry works.
In my humble opinion, the industry thrives off drama. What better way to set shit off then to get two opinionated black women, who both strive to become queens in the rap game, and use them against one another?
If there’s one thing we know about Beyoncé fans AKA The BeyHive, anything you say about the entertainer can be used against you, and you will get STUNG by the hardcore admirers!
It seems like legendary musician Carlos Santana is feeling the sting from the hive after The New Zealand Herald published a recent interview with Santana. He revealed his thoughts on Adele’s Grammy win over Beyoncé. Read below!
“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” Santana told AAP.
“With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her,” he said.
“Adele can sing, sing. She doesn’t bring all the dancers and props, she can just stand there and she just stood there and sang the song and that’s it, and this is why she wins,” Santana said.
Santana took to his Facebook to recant his comment…
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” said Jeff Fager, the news magazine’s executive producer. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 MINUTES. I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”
“I’ve been a big admirer of 60 MINUTES since my days as a young reporter,” said Winfrey. “I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling. At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”
As the dragging of Chrisette Michele continues, the songstress responds to critics, including Questlove and Spike Lee, with a very lengthy poem.
Questlove tweeted that he would pay Chrisette not to perform at Trump’s Inauguration celebration. Spike Lee was gonna use Chrisette’s music for his Netflix project, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’, but said NO MA’AM once the news broke.
After reports of Jennifer Holiday stepping down from performing for Trump’s inauguration, word on these internet streets is that Chrisette Michele was added to the list. Although Chrisette has yet to confirm or deny the reports, fans black twitter has gone as far as to tweet the singer that she’s “coonin’ for coins”.
Via NY Daily News:
We’re told that the deal was reached a week ago, but has been kept “a big secret” because Michelle’s camp feared the seven days of criticism that would surely lead up the divisive President-elect’s big day. They became especially concerned when Jennifer Holliday, who’d committed to performing for PEOTUS last week, withdrew amidst heavy pressure on Monday, citing “a lapse of judgment.”
Our insiders say inauguration organizers first reached out to Michele’s team asking her to perform the song “Intentional” with singers Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Tye Tribbett — the same trio with whom she did that tune on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” broadcast one year ago. We’re told that plan fell apart when at least two of those three singers declined the offer. But, according to our sources, Michele agreed to sing for the Prez so long as she could perform an R&B set.
She will join veteran country warblers Toby Keith, 55, and Lee Greenwood, 74, 81-year-old Motown singer Sam Moore (of “Sam and Dave” fame) and 90s pop-rockers 3 Doors Down in the nation’s capital for two days of activities, beginning Thursday. Bruce Springsteen cover band “The B Street Band” was slated to rock out at an inaugural party for Trump in New Jersey, but withdrew last week amid criticism from members of The Boss’ actual band.
Since the news broke, Chrisette’s Twitter mentions turned into shambles!
Well how long is Chrisette Michele cancelled?
Black twitter: a couple of forevers…
Legendary comedian, host, author, and one of the few socially conscious celebrity voices, DL Hughley, held nothing back when he recently took to social media, expressing his thoughts on Trump’s motives for Black Americans.
In the video, DL argues Trump’s reasoning for meeting with black celebrities such as comedians, athletes, and rappers.