Nicki Minaj’s much anticipated fifth studio “Pink Friday 2” is out, and people are already picking apart the lyrics.
Of course, her fans expected all things classic Nicki for this comeback, her Barbie aesthetic, and catchy beats, but most of all those eyebrow-raising disses. And this album delivered just that, and rapper Latto was the one to fall victim.
Last month Nicki posted on Instagram, alluding to possible beefs being addressed in the album typing, “If you had the opportunity to apologize and didn’t take it, always remember: you had the opportunity of a lifetime.” Interestingly, it’s often been Nicki to start the beef she’s had with people over the years. But she’s the one expecting apologies? Yeah, good luck with that, Nicki.
The “Super Bass” rapper has had a rocky time in her career to keep relationships with other musicians, specifically female singers and rappers. So far she’s pickled fights with Cardi B, Remy Ma, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea, and Taylor Swift.
In the fifth track of the new album, “Fallin 4 U”, she drops a play on words that might reference the “Put It On Da Floor Again” rapper:
“Picture you endin’ up under the sea, where the dread at?/Picture not listenin’ when I said you would dread that/ I mean locs ho, you’s-you’s a chop ho/ I’m number one, y’all go argue over top four/ Clean sweep, you gettin’ mopped, ho”
In her rapping cadence, “locs ho” sounds like Latto. “You’s a chop, ho?” Uh oh! Last November, Nicki had an issue with Latto’s song “Big Energy” getting nominated for a Grammy in the rap category while her song “Super Freaky Girl” was removed from rap and put in the pop category. She went on to say that artists should be speaking up when others are wronged, calling Latto (who is Black and white) a Karen for not taking a stand for her. Latto, disappointed in Nicki whom she respected, posted on X that she couldn’t even celebrate her Grammy nomination due to all the fuss. The two artists continued to air out their grievances over X. Unfortunately, a year later it seems like Nicki isn’t ready to let it go.