Nicki Minaj is ready to prey on all of Megan Thee Stallion‘s weaknesses and is ready to ‘drown’ her with further blows, an insider has warned, having already taken serious aim at her rival on her latest single.
Super Bass rapper Nicki, 41, reignited her feud with Megan, 28, over the weekend when she released her diss track Big Foot – a song packed with digs, including one reference to Megan’s alleged cosmetic surgery.
But while Megan has yet to respond, a source close to Nicki has claimed this is just the beginning of their public spat, with the Anaconda rapper prepared to ‘drown’ her fellow artist with more punches.
Nicki Minaj is ready to take her beef with Megan Thee Stallion to the next level, an insider has warned
She targeted Megan Thee Stallion (pictured) after she appeared to take aim at Nicki and her family in her new track, Hiss
‘I know that Nicki seems to be in the wrong right now because she went there, but she is unapologetic, and we are only seeing what they let the public see,’ a source told DailyMail.com exclusively. ‘Behind the scenes it is even worse.’
They continued: ‘Megan has formed an alliance with Cardi B to talk s**t about Nicki, but Nicki has been in the game much longer than both of them.
‘Nicki told Megan she needs to sit down and respect those who set the path for her. Megan came for Nicki’s husband and brother and in the worst way. So, Nicki responded by taking it a level higher.’
The source added that it’s likely this is only the beginning of their fallout, and that Nicki is prepared to take their spat even further.
They continued: ‘If Megan wants to keep this going, it is going to get extremely ugly – more so than it already is.
‘Nicki knows her weaknesses and will play on all of them. If Megan thinks that Nicki’s beef with Cardi is bad it is a drop in the pool that she is about to drown Megan in.’
Cardi and Nicki’s beef dates back to September 2018 when Nicki gave the WAP rapper some unsolicited advice, suggesting she ought to have thicker skin.
The pair then allegedly got into a physical fight that same month at New York Fashion Week.
Before putting out the diss track, Nicki brewed anticipation with menacing tweets
Following the incident, Cardi tweeted: ‘I’ve let a lot of sh*t slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f**k up the way I eat!
‘You’ve threatened other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f**kin with them!! I let you talk big sh*t about me!!’
Nicki doesn’t hold back in her track Big Foot, which was released on Sunday night.
In the song, she hits out at Megan – real name Megan Pete – and asks, ‘Um, why did you lie about your lipo?’ before adding: ‘F**kin’ your best friend man is crazy, you the type, though.’
The new release came two days after Megan dropped the music video for her song Hiss on January 26, which appeared to mock Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty.
Megan rapped, ‘These h**s don’t be mad at Megan / these h**s mad at Megan’s Law’ – an apparent reference to a federal US law which requires law enforcement authorities make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders.
It was perceived by Nicki’s fans as a diss toward her husband, who is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of the attempted rape of a 16-year-old in 1994. He spent four years in prison.
He was sentenced to three years probation and one year of home detention in July 2022 after he failed to register as a sex offender in California.
The lyric may have also been aimed at Nicki’s brother, Jelani Maraj, who was convicted in 2017 of predatory sexual assault for the rape of his 11-year-old stepdaughter.
Megan’s Hiss lyrics appeared to be a dig at Nicki’s husband Kenneth Petty, who is a registered sex offender. Kenneth and Nicki pictured in 2019
In her track, Nicki references Megan’s feet – a low blow after Megan sustained foot injuries after being shot by Tory Lanez in July 2020
Rapper Lanez is now serving a 10-year prison sentence as a result of the shooting in 2020. Pictured with Megan six month before she was shot
He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January 2020, after a 2018 appeal failed.
In retaliation, Nicki went on Instagram Live and demanded Megan to ‘conjure up her mother and apologize.’
Megan’s mother, Holly Thomas, passed away in March 2019 from brain cancer.
Nicki, who previously collaborated with Megan on the 2019 song Hot Girl Summer, also appeared to reference the time Megan was shot in the foot by Tory Lanez in July 2020.
Rapper Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, was sentenced to 10 years in jail in August 2023.
Megan has yet to respond to Nicki’s diss track
In her emotional testimony during the trial, Megan told the jury that she and Lanez – with whom she’d been having a sexual relationship – had been to a pool party on July 12, 2020 at Kylie Jenner’s house.
They were in his SUV in the Hollywood Hills with Kelsey Harris when an alcohol-fueled argument erupted.
Megan asked the driver to stop the car and she got out – which was when she claimed Lanez yelled ‘dance b***h’ and fired a gun five times at her, injuring her feet so seriously that she needed surgery.
She testified in court that Lanez offered her and Harris a million dollars to keep quiet about the shooting and asked them not to report him because he was already ‘on probation.’
Megan also said that Lanez later apologized to her, saying he was drunk at the time of the shooting.