Fans speculated that Nicki Minaj was throwing some lyrical punches at her rap rival Remy Ma, during her verse.I gave these bitches two years, now your time's up
Bless her heart, she throwing shots but every line sucks
Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma have been sending each other subliminal jabs since 2007, but things escalated to a new level when Gucci Mane's "Make Love was released on February 24, 2017, the same day Derulo dropped "Swalla." During Minaj's verse on "Make Love," she mocked an unnamed hip-hop rival for calling herself the "Queen of Rap."
Ma was so convinced the insults on both songs were meant for her, she went straight into the studio to record the diss track "ShETHER
," where she spends the entire song annihilating Minaj.
However Jason Derulo told People
in March 2017 that he didn't think the Queen Barbz's rhymes on the song were intended for anyone in particular, especially as they completed the tune months before the beef between the two female MCs hotted up. "You know what, I didn't even know that it was a beef, to be honest," he said. "Nobody at the label knew that she was dissing anybody on the song or any of that."
"I still don't know that it's a diss towards anybody," Derulo added, "It actually happened a long time ago, man. I think the whole thing came together and the song was done, that was probably five months ago."