Nicki Minaj Releases Remix, Demonstrates Her Superiority Again

Slate's Culture Blog
July 15 2014 4:24 PM

Nicki Minaj Releases Remix, Demonstrates Her Superiority Again

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.”


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.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.