After early silence in her beef with Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj has begun to flood the market with new music to stunt on her rap rival. The reception for the shots being fired on songs like "No Frauds" has been all over the map, from lukewarm response to full-fledged endorsement, and Minaj wants to make sure her momentum trends toward the latter.
To keep the ball rolling, she teased a new exclusive for Tidal on Saturday afternoon, taking to Twitter to let her fans know a new drop was imminent:
As it turns out, it wasn't a new project, a video or even an interview as many fans might have expected, but a Minaj-curated playlist featuring some of the best hip-hop out of Queens from the last few decades. You can stream it here.
Nicki went immediately to Twitter and Instagram to express how proud she was of the playlist:
With appearances from Nas, Mobb Deep, 50 Cent, Ja Rule and a host of others, Minaj seems to sending a not-so-veiled message at Bronx native Remy Ma: I won, and my borough is far superior to yours. If you really want to look for some hidden meaning behind the selections, the track titles might also tell you what's on her mind. The likes of, "Mama Said Knock You Out", "Champion" and "Between Me & You" are certainly notable tracks, but if you view them through the vision of someone continuing to take jabs at an opponent, they start to look like a direct message to Remy.
There's no word yet on whether this is the only thing Minaj will be dropping on Tidal, but you should probably expect her to continue throwing shade this weekend and beyond.