Nicki Minaj could be the self-proclaimed “queen of rap,” however that title hasn’t come without its justifiable share of feuds through the years. Whether it is shading ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels for his infidelity or feuding with Mariah Carey on “American Idol,” Minaj has never been shy in terms of calling out her haters. We’re counting down the “Anaconda” artist’s ten most notable feuds, together with Taylor Swift, Tyga, Iggy Azalea and more.
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj were rumored to feud over Minaj’s rap on Ciara’s song, “I’m Out.”
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna might have collaborated on hit tracks like “Fly” and “Raining Men,” however that did not stop the duo from making headlines for an alleged feud in 2012. The feud rumors began after a fan tweeted that she heard Minaj tell Rihanna to “sit yo a** down” through the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, prompting Minaj to defend herself on Twitter by insisting, “No, I never told Rihanna to sit her a** down,” MTV reports. The rumors continued into 2013 after Minaj was accused of dissing Rihanna in her collaborative track with Ciara titled “I’m Out,” launching an all-out Twitter war between Ciara and Rihanna. Minaj took to Twitter to set the record straight about her ongoing feud with Rih, telling followers, “Damn fam, I wld expect a black channel to truly recognize rap bars. Song is a male bashing song. FOH @106andpark @ciara @rihanna.”
Nicki Minaj called out Christina Milian for using her phrase “Pretty On Fleek.”
9. Christina Milian
Nicki made headlines earlier this year after she released her collaborative single “Feelin’ Myself” with Beyoncé, however it looks like Christina Milian did not get the memo. When Minaj caught wind of Milian advertising clothing merchandise that donned the phrase “Pretty on Fleek” from her rap in “Feelin’ Myself,” Minaj took to Twitter to shade Milian for capitalizing on her phrase.
“Fleek by Onika-I saw Christina sellin tshirts that say Pretty On Fleek. I used to be waiting on my proportion on the door! *tilts head*,” Minaj wrote to her Twitter followers.
Milian swiftly responded by claiming that she doesn’t understand how “to even read these tweets nowadays,” noting that she’s “so confused” by the feud rumors, to which Minaj quickly settled the fight with, “All good babe,” VH1 reports. While some fans allege that it is Milian’s relationship with Lil Wayne that prevented the feud from escalating, Minaj has since denied any bad blood between her and the “Dip It Low” singer.
Taylor Swift calls out Nicki Minaj for reportedly snubbing her nomination for the 2015 VMAs’ Video Of The Year.
8. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj could also be advocates for woman power, however that did not stop the duo from throwing a bit shade at each other following the announcement of MTV’s nominations for Video Of The Year for the 2015 VMAs.
Minaj took to Twitter on July 21 to shade MTV for snubbing “Anaconda,” telling her followers, “In case your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you’ll be nominated for vid of the year. Oh however trust me. I will be on that stage to bring together my awards for vid of the year. Feeling Myself & Anaconda.”
While Minaj did not call out Swift by name, the “Bad Blood” singer’s fans began shading the rapper for dissing Swift’s Video Of The Year nomination, to which Swift eventually responded with, “@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing however love & support you. It is unlike you to pit women against one another. Perhaps one of many men took your slot.”
Minaj slammed rumors of a feud with Swift by responding with, “U should not be reading my tweets, Did not say a word about u. I love u simply as much. However u ought to speak on this,” E! Online reports.
Azealia Banks calls out Nicki Minaj after she reportedly snubbed her European tour.
7. Azealia Banks
When Banks turned down the supply to tour with Minaj in Europe in 2012, explaining that she can be busy working on her debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste,” Nicki threw shade on the rapper on Twitter for reportedly snubbing her tour.
“#ManTheseB*tchesDelirious,” Minaj wrote on her social media account, leading fans to consider she was dissing Banks’ decision to skip out on her tour.
“Did you mean…”Delusional?”…Delirious was the incorrect word. @nickiminaj …..” Banks wrote in response to Minaj’s shade-throwing hashtag, adding, “Use good grammar when insulting others. Simply wait until I drop this album….”
Minaj selected not to answer Banks’ diss, Complicated reports.
Nicki Minaj and Tyga feud over a feature part on the rapper’s hit track, “Truffle Butter.”
6. Tyga / Kylie Jenner
Tyga admitted in a 2014 interview with Vibe magazine that he never really got together with former label mate Nicki Minaj, citing an “awkward” feud over a feature on Minaj’s hit track “Truffle Butter,” however that did not stop the duo’s feud from making its way to social media.
Minaj made headlines for reportedly dissing the rapper’s relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner in her video for “Feelin’ Myself,” by which Minaj dons a jersey that reads “Pervert” and the number “17,” E! Online reports. Fans took to Twitter to praise Minaj for her dig on the “Rack City” rapper, however Minaj has yet to confirm that the move was actually a diss towards Tyga.
Gucci Mane blasts Nicki Minaj for denying his feature on certainly one of her songs.
5. Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane attempted to blast Nicki Minaj throughout a 2013 Twitter tirade by which the rapper claims to have had an intimate relationship with Nicki, telling followers, “Me and waka f*** nikki minaj dats nothing. Tell. Her intervention my d*** in her throat I moved dat b**** to atl. B**** u was sleepin n d car. B****. I pulled dat n****off wayne bus.”
Quite than lash out on the rapper, Minaj shot back on her own account with, “Might God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man. Lmfaoooooooo. N**** da way ya #ugliness is about up #BubbaGump #crackhead,” before additional adding, “Jesus strike me dead immediately if I ever had sex with this animal,” Hollywood Life reports.
Minaj went on to explain the origin of the feud, telling fans, “He is fighting so exhausting for another ounce of relevance. Tyga and I turned down his feature request last Thursday.”
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey battle it out on “American Idol,” only to take their fight to Twitter later that season.
4. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj might have served as judges on Season 12 of “American Idol,” however it looks like there was more drama offstage than on the judges table. After Carey dissed Minaj on an episode of “American Idol” by which she mocked the rapper for having not reached the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, Minaj took to Twitter to hearth back on the diva.
Minaj referenced rumors that suggested “Idol” producers were hoping to replace Carey with Jennifer Lopez for the next season, telling fans, “All dem #1s however Jlo phone ringin? I assume having a personality, being a secure woman and giving genuine critique still trumps that,” Us Weekly reports.
Minaj added, “Bwaha! Burn? She’s unhappy I tied her record for Hot 100 entries in just 3 years of being within the game,” referring to the truth that both she and Carey had 44 hits on the Hot 100 chart on the time, “Yep, a black feminine rapper,” Minaj concludes.
Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj battle it out over who’s the actual “queen of rap.”
3. Lil’ Kim
Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim have been fighting for the title of “queen of rap” since Minaj got here on to the scene in 2010, however the duo’s biggest fight got here in 2014 after Minaj crowned herself “queen” in her rap for “Feelin’ Myself.”
Simply 48-hours after Beyoncé dropped her remix collaboration with Minaj, Lil’ Kim took to social media to release her own remix of the duo’s songs by which she shades Minaj’s title as “the queen of rap.”
“Am I trippin’ or did this h** simply say my name? / Queen of rap? F*** outta here / Queen’s back, f*** outta here / Time to get this rap b**** outta here,” Lil’ Kim raps before taking to Twitter and Instagram to share a new version of canopy art for Bey’s remix, conveniently replacing Minaj’s selfies with her own photos.
Minaj responded to Kim’s diss on the 2015 BET Awards, by which she made a subtle dig on the rapper throughout her acceptance speech for the Viewer’s Selection Award, “I need to inform you to please make it your business to follow your dreams because at some point you’ll look around and your dream shall be gone and you’ll be mad at someone. However be mad at your g** d*** self,” Hollywood Life reports.
Iggy Azalea gets slammed by Nicki Minaj after she makes fun of her 2010 BET Awards performance.
2. Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea’s feud with Nicki Minaj began in 2013 after a Twitter user dug up an old post from the “Fancy” rapper by which she blasts Minaj’s 2010 BET Awards performance. Once Minaj heard about rap’s newest member dissing her on social media, the “Only” rapper took to Twitter to throw shade at Azalea.
In Azalea’s tweet from 2010, the rapper explains, “LMAO at Nikki saying she did the BET Awards live. Errrr. Should you say so woman,” prompting Minaj to blast the “Black Widow” rapper with, “Laughing at s*** you’ll be able to’t even do…study dat formula…cornball….LMFAO,” Urban Islandz reports.
While Azalea attempted to defend herself against the backlash, Minaj additional blasted the rapper throughout her 2014 BET Awards acceptance speech by which Minaj referenced rumors that suggested Azalea depends on ghostwriters for her hits.
“What I would like the world to find out about Nicki Minaj is whenever you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” she said while posing and grinning for the camera, Gawker reports.
While Minaj later went on to explain that she was making an attempt to encourage and uplift Azalea, the duo have not spoken of each other since that shade-throwing moment.
Nicki Minaj blasts ex Safaree Samuels on Twitter after he accused the rapper of cheating on him.
1. Safaree Samuels
Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels are not any strangers to throwing shade at each other on social media, so when Minaj’s ex began threatening to blackmail the “Truffle Butter” rapper for ending their 12-year romance, Minaj took to Twitter to set the record straight.
“Something you do not appreciate shall be taken. God sees your ungrateful evil soul. I gave and gave and gave. Threatening me? Blackmail? Jump. 30K watch the night my cousin was killed on the road like a dog. Greater than rappers. However it was never enough. Don’t make me. An excessive amount of love,” Minaj began her rant.
The rapper continued, “Wanted fame. I gave u my blessing. I still love. I still love. I still love. I am going to all the time love. So dissatisfied. Told u it was the incorrect move.”
Samuels later responded to Minaj’s scathing tweets, telling his ex, “im doing interviews about my s*** and s*** im selling…not 1 thing said im doing interviews about nicki. yall sound ridiculous,” before adding, “its not Bout fame its about respect and you have had 0 for me the pass few years. the 0 respect u had for me at home had nothing 2do w/music,” Us Weekly reports.
The duo’s feud escalated earlier this year after Samuels reportedly dissed Minaj in his track, “Love The Most,” by which he accuses Minaj of cheating on him with Nas.
When Minaj heard about Samuels diss, she took to Twitter to remind him what really caused their cut up, “Lesson: don’t cheat on a loyal woman. God will punish u. When he does, tell people the reality. The reality might set u free. Love. All the time,” TMZ reports.