7. “What’s Beef ” by Trina (2006)
Aimed At: Khia
Fightin’ Words: “You see the problem is I used to like you/ Til’ you start jumpin’ on the dick with trick/And doing all of my leftover s–t/Now you’s a scam, you get the left over hits.”
Behind The Beef: Disses have been flying between these two for years, although there are a number of theories why. Some say it’s because Khia was jealous that Trina dated Lil Wayne for a time, and took shots at her in XXL Magazine. Others say it’s because Khia rejects Trina and Jackie-O’s self-proclaimed claims on the title “Queen of the South.” But Trina fought back, remaking Biggie’s 2Pac diss track “What’s Beef.”
Comeback Track: This one got real messy real fast. Khia turned around and borrowed beats from 2Pac’s track “Hit ‘Em Up” to record “Hit Her Up (Trina Diss),” an epic smack-down song if there ever was one. She kept it going by by doing a nasty track by track review of Trina’s 2008 release, Still Da Baddest, summing up the album by saying “U STILL THE HOE U ALWAYS BEEN. AND HOES DONT GET NO RESPECT!!!!!! PUPPETTTTTT!!!!” Ooof. Trina then added a diss track to the iTunes release, “You Ain’t Nothing.” The altercations got physical in later years, and even more personal. When nude photos of Trina leaked in 2010, Khia was quick to take to Twitter and add fuel to the flames by comparing her skin to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Your guess is as good as ours.
8. “Romans Revenge” by Nicki Minaj (2010)
Aimed At: Lil’ Kim
Fightin’ Words: “Yeah, I said it, has-been/Hang it up, flat screen/Plasma/Hey Nicki, hey Nicki, asthma/I got the pumps, it ain’t got medicine/I got bars, sentencin’/I’m a bad bitch, I’m a c–t/And I’ll kick that ho, punt/Forced trauma, blunt/You play the back bitch, I’m in the front/You need a job, this ain’t cuttin’ it/Nicki Minaj is who you ain’t f–kin with”
Behind The Beef: Lil’ Kim took issue with Nicki’s success when she burst onto the Young Money scene in 2009, accusing Minaj of jacking her Barbie style and disrespecting her music. While Minaj had covered several of Kim’s songs and cited her as a major influence, she denied xeroxing her career. The feud grew, leading Minaj to put out this cut on her debut full-length Pink Friday in 2010.
Comeback Track: If history has taught us anything, it’s to not mess with Lil’ Kim, who responded soon after with the pointedly-titled mixtape, Black Friday, featuring a decapitated Minaj on the cover. The title track is a nuclear assault on Minaj, letting us know that this feud isn’t going anywhere a while. Nicki has gone after Kim on record several times since then, including her guest verse on Birdman’s “Y U Mad,” and her own song “Tragedy.” Lil’ Kim shot back with “Warning Freestyle,” and now we’re all just waiting for Nicki to drop her next diss.