Following a combative exchange on Queen Radio, cooler heads prevailed between Joe Budden and Nicki Minaj, as the Queens native joined Budden and his co-hosts for the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast on Wednesday (Aug. 14). Minaj had some choice words for Rick Ross when Mal asked her who she thought was the better rapper between Rozay and The Game.
She said she dislikes artists using another artist's name to stir up controversy to help sell records. Specifically, Minaj referenced Ross name-dropping her on his 2017 track "Apple of My Eye." "I told Meek I wouldn't trust Nicki/ Instead of beefing with your dog, you just give 'em some distance," Ross rapped.
"When a grown-ass fucking man name-drops a woman and disses a woman to sell an album when I was the only person in your artist's corner when everyone turned their back on them," she said.
Minaj recalled a text Ross sent to Meek Mill calling her a keeper after she stood up for him and his battle with the criminal justice system when speaking to Barack Obama during his presidency. "'This chick is a keeper. She went in a room full of rappers and spoke to Obama and the first thing out of her mouth was about you and figuring out your probation situation and why you're still on probation after all these years,'" Nicki remembered.
Nicki then brought up the recent back-and-forth between Rozay and 50 Cent that has rehashed their longtime feud. "And then you come out on an album when it's time to sell some weak-ass fucking album and try to disrespect Nicki Minaj, and now you try to disrespect 50? Try to hope 50 would respond to your nonsense this time? Boy, sit your fat ass down."
Find the clip of Nicki speaking on Rick Ross below. Listen to the podcast in its entirety over on Spotify.
Nicki Minaj sends shots at Rick Ross in response to 2017 “Apple of My Eye” line— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) August 14, 2019
“I told Meek I wouldn't trust Nicki,⁰Instead of beefin' with your dog, you just give 'em some distance" pic.twitter.com/WGl0QMPkgW