"You wanna bumble with the Bee, huh?"
Despite getting crushed on Remy Ma’s diss track “SHEther,” Nicki Minaj still reigns supreme in the hip-hop game — especially when it comes to female rappers. Fans underestimated her when she didn’t respond as quickly as they and Remy wanted her to. Oh, but when she spoke, she came with blow after blow, and fans soon re-crowned her as queen of the rap game.
It’s been a good couple of weeks since the beef brewed between the lyricists. It seems like things are simmering down, but considering the way Remy has been running her mouth about “back a** rap b*tches,” the beef may be far from over. Though this beef was significant in hip-hop, it wasn’t the first beef between female rappers. Women in the industry have been taking shots at each other since the 80s. ‘Matter of fact, check out this list of the hardest diss tracks by women in hip-hop.
Roxanne Shanté – “Roxanne’s Revenge” (1984)
I told you women have been doing this since the 80s. At just 16 years old, Roxanne Shanté made it clear that she wasn’t the one to play with. Aimed at UTFO (Kangol Kid, The Educated Rapper, Doctor Ice, and MixMaster Ice), she rapped, “Well, let me tell you something else about the Doctor, too / He ain’t really cute, and he ain’t great / He don’t even know how to operate.”
Salt-N-Pepa – “The Showstopper” (1985)
‘Betcha didn’t know that Salt and Pepa had beef with Doug E. Fresh and his Get Fresh Crew. It wasn’t true beef, just a light competitive rap against the crew who would soon become legends in the game.
The ladies rapped, “He wore plastic Bally’s and a booty Gucci suit / Cracked a little smile and showed a fake gold tooth / Was he cute? Negative, he was a dupe.” See? Pure fun.
Sugga & Spice – “That’s Funky” (1988)
“Keep hearing J.J. Fad, that’s just annoying / They have the nerve and challenge us and come get some / I don’t know, there ain’t sh*t on the album / A real rapper writes from the heart and from the soul / A fake rapper sits down and recites what they are told / Like you J.J. Fad, you can’t cope / Trying to diss us with some rhymes that Dr. Dre wrote.”
Welp! It’s obvious that the duo and big beef with J.J. Fad, you know… the ones who’s responsible for “Supersonic.” Both groups were on the same label, Dream Team Records, before J.J. Fad signed with Eazy E’s Ruthless Records. So the tension between the two was thick from jump.