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Address the Stress

Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion’s Spat

By Skyler SaundersPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
Address the Stress
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The tension, stress, and or drama that has surrounded Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion has flummoxed anyone with a connection to the Internet these past few days. Like two divas duking it out in sneak disses and off-putting phrases, the rappers have found themselves caught in a battle where shots have been fired but seemingly, no rounds have fully penetrated.

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Megan’s “Hiss” is an exercise in challenging anyone and everyone and saying essentially, “If the shoe fits….” And speaking of foot fitting, Nicki has claimed that her cut “BigFoot” never addresses Megan. Okay.

Both women stand as female warriors who have achieved greatness in a still male-dominated genre. The idea that either of them should be hurt by the verbal barbs (no pun intended) launched at each other is really just to promote hip hop itself. Both of them have enough money, especially Nicki, to retire and never say another word.

When Nicki Minaj attacks Megan’s southern accent, the fact she was shot in her foot by Tory Lanez, and that she has three GRAMMY® awards but “can’t find the beat,” all make her look less than the lady she actually is. Far worse, in the song, she mentions Megan’s deceased mother.

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Megan’s bravura lends to her ability on the mic and she stands tall amongst all the backlash unleashed by Nicki. While neither party has formally stepped forward to address the stress, it has provided radio hosts, podcasters, and yes, bloggers and vloggers and social engineers to dispense with their opinions and ideas.

What needs to be said is that the cash machine will continue to roll on as long as both of them fail to meet each other as sisters. That’s good for all parties. As long as no violence erupts between them, they should continue this feud forever. The Honorable Minister Farrakhan doesn’t need to smile and hold up the two raptresses’ hands in reconciliation.

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Megan’s sharp tongue with the line about Megan’s Law refers to sex offenders who must register before they enter into neighborhoods. Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenny Petty happens to be on such a registry. People whose eyes have been destroyed by botched LASEK surgery can see this was a direct attack on Nicki.

While the Queens rapper has been a staple for over a decade, she has had to fight for relevance. While she is a factor, why should she continue to reach for the imposter known as fame?

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Nicki has bars and has been a renowned artist who has broken records as a singer/songwriter. But none of that will save her from Megan’s wrath. While it may seem as if people will say that Nicki has sold more than Megan, who listens to stream numbers or album sales? It’s still all about the quality of the music itself. If Nicki and Megan continue to engage in verbal sparring sessions, hip hop just might get another full-fledged battle and dare say it, beef.

But of course beef is different from stress, tension. or drama. 50 Cent and Ja Rule have beef. Jay-Z and Nas engaged in battles and a war of words. What Nicki and Megan exhibit now is a catfight between lyrical Atlases displayed for the universe to view.

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Though none of this is new, it is a jolt to the system to see two major players in the game go at each other. They just happen to be females. When all is quiet again after this latest tiff, the both of them may be able to walk away with wisdom and grace. It’s either that or they’ll have a twerkoff for charity in Las Vegas after the Super Bowl. No matter the outcome, the feud will be fuel for up-and-comers, spectators, fans, and supporters alike to relish and enjoy.

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About the Creator

Skyler Saunders

I’ve been writing since I was five-years-old. I didn’t have an audience until I was nine. If you enjoy my work feel free to like but also never hesitate to share. Thank you for your patronage. Take care.


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