A History of Nicki Minaj's Beefs: Celebrities Who Have Found Themselves on the Rapper's Bad Side
If there's one vital lesson the music world has taught us over the years, it's don't mess with Nicki Minaj.
The 34-year-old rapper has cemented herself as a wig-loving, expletive-laden-lyric-delivering, no-nonsense force to be reckoned with. So, naturally, she's had her fair share of feuds with other celebs.
Here, a list of stars who've found themselves on the rapper's bad side.
Minaj and the Terror Squad rapper have been feuding for years — Minaj supposedly dissed Remy Ma on her track “Dirty Money” off a 2007 EP, in which she raps, “Tell that bitch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown” while sampling one of Ma's Terror Squad songs “Yeah Yeah Yeah” — but their rivalry reached another level in February when Ma dropped “ShETHER,” a 7-minute long diss track in which she accused Minaj of everything from infidelity to getting plastic surgery, which promptly set the Internet on fire and blew up the charts.
On March 10, Minaj responded by dropping three tracks, including “No Frauds,” in which she teamed up with her Young Money label mates Drake and Lil Wayne. “You can't be Pablo if your work ain't sellin' / What the f— is this bitch inhalin'? / Tried to drop ‘Another One,' you was itchin' to scrap / You exposed your ghostwriter / Now you wish it was scrapped,” Minaj rapped on the track (which alludes to “Another One,” Ma's follow-up single, which didn't get the same rapturous reception as “ShETHER”), before issuing a challenge to her rap rival.
“The greats took three months to respond to diss records. Queens don't move on peasant time,” Minaj wrote on Instagram, addressing the two weeks that she waited before responding. “Queens shut down Paris, then drop hits on #QueenTime… Been writing my own raps since I was 11. God knows. Next week I'll beat Aretha [Franklin] for the most Hot 100 hits on Billboard by ANY woman in the world EVER in the history of music. Stay in your bum ass place. Jealousy gets you nowhere.”
She added a challenge to Remy Ma, too: “Now I got a countdown of my own for Sheneneh. You got 72 hours to drop a hit and I'll give you half a million dollars if you can book ANY show or interview without mentioning the Queen name.”
It all started with a tweet. Swift and Minaj had a heated exchange on the social media site after the rapper spoke out about her lack of a nomination for video of the year at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, attributing the snub to racism in the music industry.
Swift, who was nominated, responded to Minaj's tweet, accusing the star of pitting “women against each other.”
Minaj noted that she made no mention of the “Style” singer, and Swift soon called a truce in a follow-up post, writing, “If I win, please come up with me!!” (Swift ended up taking home the award.)
The “Blank Space” singer later tweeted an apology to the rap star, writing that she “missed the point” of Minaj's tweets.
The two put all the “Bad Blood” behind them, and Swift joined Minaj on the VMA stage in a show-stopping performance.
Proving that she is not one to back down, Minaj confronted Cyrus at the VMAs (Cyrus hosted the award show) after the “Wrecking Ball” singer called her “not too kind” while commenting on the Minaj-Swift exchange in an interview with the New York Times.
“Now, back to this b—- that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press,” Minaj said after taking to the stage to receive the award for best hip-hop video. “Miley, what's good?!”
Cyrus quickly tried to defend herself, telling Minaj, “We all do interviews. And we all know how they manipulate.”
“You're in videos with black men, and you're bringing out black women on your stages, but you don't want to know how black women feel about something that's so important?” Minaj said of Cyrus.
During her stint as a judge on American Idol, Minaj warred with fellow panelist Carey – an Idol source told PEOPLE that Carey didn't think Minaj could sing and “doesn't think she should be judging folks.”
“Mariah has been saying little things to jab at Nicki from day one of shooting,” the source said.
Although other insiders said Carey did not provoke Minaj, a profanity-laced outburst (caught on video and posted by TMZ) suggested that Minaj was fed up.
“Farrah is a c— to her mother,” Minaj tweeted while apparently watching an episode of the MTV show.
Abraham hit back at the rapper, writing, “Cause your [sic] a parent right? Your [sic] videos look like porn Horrible good luck being negative #Godbless busy making TV.”
The spat continued, with Minaj urging Abraham to treat her mother better: “Be happy she's helping!” Minaj tweeted
Although Minaj seemed to wash her hands of the feud, a Twitter video surfaced in the days following the feud of Abraham's daughter Sophia calling Minaj a “total loser.”
The Queen of the Barbs was at odds with the Queen Bee early in her career: Kim told New York radio show The Breakfast Club 105.1 that the rapper stole her sound and her style.
The feud made headlines when Minaj dissed Kim in tracks on her Pink Friday album, and Kim responded with diss tracks on a mixtape pointedly titled Black Friday.
“When you aren't mentioned in a post but didn't do s— to the person,” Lovato wrote on a Snapchat photo, according to E! Online. (Both Lovato and Minaj were dressed in Moschino by Jeremy Scott for the event.)
Lovato took to Instagram, uploading a photo of Minaj seemingly sending her a sharp look on the red carpet.
“This pretty much summed up my first and probably last Met,” Lovato captioned the picture. “I'm obviously laughing at the fact that 1. I look incredibly awkward and 2. That the shade being thrown in this picture actually gives me life.”
Minaj didn't on Lovato's statements.
Days later, Lovato slammed critics in a late-night Twitter rant. “Sometimes there's more to the story” she began.
“Sometimes there's more s— going on than you see,” she continued. “Maybe you DON'T know every aspect of my life so maybe you shouldn't assume you know.”
This article originally appeared on People.com