Remy Ma accepted the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at Sunday’s BET Awards, and she made a point of alluding to her storied feud with Nicki Minaj.
Remy thanked her collaborator Fat Joe as well as family and friends before rapping the following: “Y’all bitches got fat while we starved/ Shots in your ass, pads in your bras/ Y’all some liars, it ain’t no facts in your songs/ And yeah, that crown is coming back to the Bronx.”
The lyrics could be perceived as a diss at Minaj, who had won the BET award for the past seven years. The Bronx rapper previously scored the trophy in 2005.
Remy and Minaj have been engaged in a simmering feud for 10 years after Minaj called her out in her 2007 freestyle “Dirty Money,” rapping, “Tell that bitch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown/ She won three rounds / I’ma need a hundred though.”
“When you’re trying to stop my bag, when you’re trying to stop me from taking care of my children, then I have a problem with that,” Remy said of the feud on The Wendy Williams Show in March, just one week after releasing two new diss tracks aimed at Minaj.
Remy’s win on Sunday is the latest highlight of her career comeback following her release from prison in 2014 after serving a six-year sentence for non-fatally shooting an acquaintance whom she thought was stealing from her at a nightclub in 2007. Remy’s attorney characterized the incident as an accident in court.
The new chapter has found her rekindling her friendship and partnership with former fellow Terror Squad member Fat Joe, with whom she released a joint album, Plata o Plomo, in February. Speaking with EW that month, the two explained how the commercial failure of her 2006 solo debut, There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, ate away at their connection.
“She really did hurt me bad,” Joe said. “It went real toxic.”
“Anytime we attempted to not record together, somehow we end up doing it over when we got together,” Remy said of their working relationship now. “’Oh, so you trying to one-up me? Load me back in!’ That’s why our chemistry is so crazy.”