Rap superstars Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj have been having a huge back and forth recently and it's got the entire internet talking. From one headline-making line in a new single to a promised five return diss tracks, this hip-hop feud seems to have come from nowhere and it's been tearing the internet up.
Megan Thee Stallion's subtle "Hiss" jab got under Nicki Minaj's skin
The feud between these two really kicked off when Megan Thee Stallion released her new single "Hiss," a song that seems to take shots at a number of people, including Drake; Megan's ex, Pardison; Tory Lanez; and most notably, Nicki Minaj.
While many fans have pointed out that the bars referencing the others on Megan's hit list were a lot more direct and obvious than the one that Nicki Minaj took offense to, it's still the one that has been taking the internet by storm. While Megan directly called out Pardison for cheating, referenced internet rumors that Drake had gotten plastic surgery, and directed Tory Lanez's defenders to write to him in prison, the line that went after Nicki Minaj was much more subtle.
Near the beginning of the song, Megan says, "These [expletive] don't be mad at Megan, these [expletive] mad at Megan's Law / I don't really know what the problem is, but I guarantee y'all don't want me to start." The clever play on her first name refers to Megan's Law, a federal law that requires sexual and violent offenders to have information like their name and residence available for the public.
Although fans have pointed out that there are a number of celebrities that could have been offended by these bars, Nicki Minaj took particular offense to it when she assumed that Megan was referring to her husband, Kenneth Petty, who was put on house arrest after violating his parole in relation to Megan's Law.
Nicki Minaj hasn't held back
Despite not being mentioned in "Hiss," Nicki Minaj went on the defensive quickly after being seemingly referenced in the song. She took to Instagram live to preview an upcoming response diss track called "Big Foot." The previe w of the song featured references to Megan being shot by Tory Lanez with Nicki telling Megan to "get up on [your] good foot."
The full song was released quickly and had even more direct references to Megan, including mentioning her deceased mother in a move that The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne called "too far" after he had Megan on his radio show to discuss the song.
"She said hit dogs will holler, and Nicki was hollering all weekend," Charlamagne said of the fact that Nicki Minaj felt directly attacked by Megan's track without being named. "Megan put out [the] ‘HISS’ song Thursday night at midnight and for the next 72 hours, all weekend, Nicki just has been talking about her on social media."
Nicki Minaj promised four more response diss tracks are to come
Although Megan Thee Stallion has been silent on the feud so far, Nicki Minaj hasn't been holding back. In addition to releasing "Big Foot," she's promised that there are four more songs to come.
"Big Foot" topped the charts as the biggest solo female release in US Apple Music history, but while many Barbz are loving that Nicki isn't holding back, there are many other social media users that think the bars were weak and that Nicki Minaj needs to take a social media break.