11.16.2016

Exclusive: Remy Ma Denies Nicki Minaj & Foxy Brown Collaboration, Talks Rumored Feud

Nicki Minaj made headlines last month when she revealed plans for a Remy Ma and Foxy Brown collaboration that she called “super hood and hard.” However, it doesn’t look like the song will actually materialize, according to Remy Ma.

The “All the Way Up” hitmaker, who is currently working on her second solo album Seven Winters & Six Summers, recently stopped by Rap-Up HQ with her husband Papoose to dish about her relationship with Nicki and why that particular joint featuring Foxy may never happen.

“No, that was never recorded,” says Remy. “When we discussed it, she actually said, ‘Don’t tell anybody. It’s top secret.’ So the fact that she disclosed that information is beyond me. I don’t think that’s what people wanted to hear, that combination. That was just my personal decision so I didn’t want to do that. [Foxy Brown is] her friend so I can understand that, but I was gone for a long time. If you wanted to do a song with your friend, do a song with your friend. They could have did that song without me. I don’t understand what that was.”

When Nicki revealed the idea behind the track, which she claimed would be produced by Diplo, she also said it was “only a matter of time before” a collaboration with Remy happened. Martin sees that possibility too.

“I think that people recognize her talent and mine,” she says. “That’s probably why they want to see it. It has been a really long time since two women that were actually relevant at the time when they were doing music, did something together, and made history. I think that’s what the people are asking for. I hear it a lot. I get questions about it a lot. I’m just gonna do what I do. I don’t feel that it’s to the point where it’s gonna make or break me.”

Although a possible collab may go down, some still believe there’s beef between the rap powerhouses. Remy says she predicted that would happen long before the feud whispers began.

“When I first came home and she called me, we were talking about working together and things like that,” says Remy. “I told her people are gonna try to pit us against each other any time I say I’m the best or that ain’t none of these bitches fuckin’ with me, they’re gonna think I’m throwing shots at her and vice versa. I told her ‘Don’t let the people get between us being the artists that we are.'”

Throwing undeserved shots at a fellow artist is simply not Remy’s style, she says. “I never felt that it made sense to try to tear down another female that did absolutely nothing to you so you could get up,” she adds. “Never! I never thought that was cool. I will never think that’s cool. I never did that and never had to do that. My talent always spoke for itself.”

Now, she says she hopes for more unity amongst her fellow female rhymers. “Once people start working with each other,” she adds, “And everyone comes down off of their high horses and sets their egos aside or stops listening to the people around them — ’cause a lot of times that be the case too — I think the female industry will be much better off, as far as rappers are concerned. You see these guys, it’s nothing to see a record with Drake, Rick Ross, and French Montana, with all of them being who they are and it becomes huge. Why can’t we have that with women?”