On Friday, following her release from prison after serving a six-year sentence for assault, Remy Ma hoped on DJ Khaled‘s “They Don’t Love You No More.” Coincidentally, at the same time, Nicki Minaj issued her much-hyped “Anaconda” single, causing many to question which one will be the queen of rap. Prior to Remy’s return, 50 Cent weighed in on who he thinks would win in a freestyle.
“Well, Remy is a little advanced, but she needs to be in a setting that fits her appropriately, there needs to be guys around Remy Ma,” he tells ABC News Radio.
The rap mogul then compared Remy’s widely respected lyricism to Nicki’s crossover appeal and marketing strategy, which has recently shifted back to Nicki’s hip-hop audience.
“Not to say that Nicki isn’t a talented writer, but she went through something obviously right in front of all of us and I don’t know if no one has noticed it, but in the very beginning she almost went to just being like a pop artist in her Barbie phase,” he says. “And then, when she has a hard time getting those records back on top 40, then the make-up kinda comes off and you start to get the raw version on Nicki Minaj.”
So who will win? 50 believes its a toss-up depending on the song’s content.
“I just think between the two of them it depends on what kind of content it is. If it’s going to be sexy, then Nicki is going to stand out as a stronger artist. But if you put them in a pack of guys that’s lyrical, I think Remy will get in that ass.”
Both artists are working on new material — Nicki is recording The Pink Print while Remy is crafting the follow-up to 2006’s There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story.
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