The New York-native noted at the time that she was compelled to pop off because Nicki had been shading “a lot of females,” such as Lil Kim, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus… “And no one ever does anything,” Remy said.
During a recent appearance on Hollywood Unlocked, she further explained how she took on this battle with Minaj to represent for other female rappers who are fed up with Nicki’s shenanigans.
“What led up to the whole ‘ShETHER’ thing was I just kept hearing so many things behind the scenes and I didn’t understand. Why would you do this to me?” Remy said nine minutes into the interview (see the clip above). “I was already annoyed at everything that was going on. I was like, ‘Yo, as long as this is the way it is, nobody—not just me—no women are going to be able to succeed as long as this is how it is. If you don’t sound like this, if you don’t look like this, if you’re not bowing down to her, we’re never gonna get nowhere.”
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According to Remy, Minaj reached out to her in 2014, after Remy Ma’s release from prison for assault, and they agreed not to be combative toward each other.
“When I came home we had had a conversation where she actually reached out to me,” Remy said. “We had a real conversation. Anything I say, they gon’ say I’m comin’ at you. Anything you say, they gon’ say you comin’ at me. We’re not gon’ let it get to us and I thought that’s where we was at.”
Remy Ma has since distanced herself from “ShETHER” because she’s no longer down with what the track represents.
“It just bothers me that this record that I put out where it’s literally picking apart a female went so viral, and every media outlet wants to talk about it and pick it up; I feel like we could’ve done the same thing working together,” she said on the Another Round podcast in 2017.