Nicki Minaj Releases Remix, Demonstrates Her Superiority Again

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July 15 2014 4:24 PM

Nicki Minaj Releases Remix, Demonstrates Her Superiority Again

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Nicki Minaj.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET

If Nicki Minaj’s recent tweets are anything to go by, we’re getting closer and closer to her long-awaited third album, The Pink Print. In the meantime, she’s released yet another out-of-the-blue freestyle. Several times this year Minaj has collaborated with lesser-known artists by recording freestyles over their underground hits—Young Thug’s “Danny Glover,” Lil’ Herb’s “Chi-Raq,” PTAF’s “Boss Ass Bitch.” Her latest, a remix of newcomer Rae Sremmurd’s Mike Will Made It-produced track “No Flex Zone,” once again demonstrates Nicki’s superiority over her peers.

As with “Lookin’ Ass Nigga,” Minaj delivers a tongue-twisting verbal assault that seems to be aimed at her competition. “You are my son, like an episode of Maury, like an episode of ER/ Bitch, I’m hotter than the D.R./ When it comes to rap skills, nobody wanna see her,” she raps. And she may have taken another subtle swipe at Iggy Azalea: “Wonder when they bite me,” she asks, “do these bitches teeth hurt?” Unlike the album’s more somber first single, “Pills N Potions,” this is Nicki at her most agile and ruthless. As she brags in her freestyle, she really has been “running this game for five years.”

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An official “No Flex Zone” remix featuring both Nicki Minaj and Pusha T is expected soon.

Dee Lockett is Slate's editorial assistant for culture.

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