50 Cent is no stranger to putting the game (and The Game, for that matter) on blast. In fact, one of his early claim to fames was the infamous “How To Rob,” a gleefully twisted fantasy chronicling his plans to run the jewels and assets of prominent rappers. Even the per diems. Names like Raekwon, Timbaland, Sticky Fingaz, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Missy Elliott, Kurupt, Big Pun, and more were singled out; in truth, it was glorious, though many feelings were caught in the crossfire. Today, Nicki Minaj has come forth with her own rendition of sorts, a bawdy and ruthless roast called “Barbie Dreams.”
Over the course of the song’s numerous playful barbs, Nicki sinks her teeth into the likes of DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Drake, The Game, Tekashi, Eminem, and of course, 50 Cent. I tried to fvck 50 for a powerful hour,” rap Nicki, “all the n***a wanna do is talk Power for hours.” Whether or not the encounter is seeped in fact, we don’t know. Yet 50 Cent clearly respected the namedrop, taking to Twitter to sing his praises. “South Side stand up the b!tch @nickiminaj is really a problem. Out here killing shit,” he writes, before signing off with a “get the strap.”
Great minds think alike, as they say. Though Nicki Minaj clearly came through in the name of good fun, she might have forgotten the easily offended climate of today. The Queen herself took to Twitter to explain herself, confirming that she kids because she loves.