It's been a tumultuous few weeks in the life of Nicki Minaj.
First, Nicki was savaged in a diss track by Remy Ma that contained burns so brutal many feel they'll haunt Ms. Minaj for the rest of her career.
Before she could respond, Ma leveled Nicki with another track, this one not quite as scathing, but still injurious.
Eventually, Nicki responded with a verse of her own, but many Hip Hop fans felt that it was too little, too late.
Adding to the magnitude of Remy's victory is the fact that Nicki has been repeatedly accused of playing snitch: appealing to various authorities in an attempt to silence her rap rival.
Sources say Nicki began by reporting Remy for violating her parole (Ma just completed a seven-year sentence for shooting a member lf her entourage).
When that didn't work, she allegedly alerted the copyright police to a possible case of infringement.
"Shether" - the first track that Remy directed at Nicki - samples its beat from 2001's "Ether" a Nas diss track targeted at Jay-Z.
Industry insiders say Nicki blew the whistle on Remy, alerting Nas to a possible theft of intellectual property that he was probably already aware of.
If she really did make the call, it probably amounted to a favor request from a friend and former collaborator.
Apparently, Nas wasn't concerned about Remy's homage.
(Unlicensed beat sampling is a common practice in hip hop.)
But while the phone call didn't turn out to be an effective strategic move for Nick, it may have sparked a romance between a hip hop legend and the current queen of the genre.
Yes, sources say Nas and Nicki are dating.
It would be a lightning-fast rebound for Nicki who just broke up with Meek Mill back in January.
Of course, moving on quickly is Nicki's M.O., as she allegedly got involved with Meek not long after she dumped Safaree Samuels following their 8-year relationship.
Disses and romances and snitching, oh my.
Nicki's got enough drama to support three soap operas.
She's got a TV show in pre-production, but sadly, it's a kids' show based on her childhood.
We're guessing the time she tried to get Nas to sue her rival but wound up hooking up with him instead probably won't be deemed family-friendly.
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