Stacey Addo | Arts & Entertainment Editor
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On January 26 Megan The Stallion released her song Hiss. The song was a way for Megan to air out her grievance with people in the music industry, and this especially struck a chord with Nicki Minaj. But one line in particular set her Twitter (and Instagram Live) ablaze:
"These hoes don't be mad at Megan these hoes mad at Megan's law"
If you’re unfamiliar with Megan’s law, it is a federal law passed in 1996, which requires the disclosure of information for convicted sex offenders. While it may not have been a direct allusion to Minaj, the artist took this as a direct reference to her husband Kenneth Petty who was convicted of sexual assault of 16-year-old Jennifer Hough. In 2021, Hough filed a suit against Minaj and Petty for harassment and intimidation. And then in 2022, Petty failed to register as a sex offender in Los Angeles and was sentenced to probation and house arrest along with a $55,000 fine.
When Megan The Stallion was called into The Breakfast Club for an interview, she said, “When a snake feel like you’ve been playing and like doing a whole bunch of swaying, it’s basically telling you to back off. I hear you, I see you, get up off me now,” and she also went on to say, “I’m saying a hit dog gon’ holler. That’s it. Whoever feel it, feel it.”
When Twitter (X) began to spiral with theories about who “Hiss” could be referring to, Minaj took to Twitter and her Instagram Live to discuss her issues with the song and rapper. Minaj then announced her response track entitled “Big Foot” referencing Megan the stallion's height and her assault in 2020 after Megan was shot in the foot by Tory Lanzen.
"Big Foot"/ Nicki Minaj/ 2024
Minaj accuses Megan of lying about the incident while referencing the death of Megan’s mother, saying: “Swearin’ on your dead mother when you lie.” In the song, Minaj also accuses Megan of sleeping with her best friend's partner and having a ghostwriter. Minaj’s fans have also involved themselves in the situation by doxing the grave site of Megan’s mother and encouraging other fans to vandalize her resting place. The cemetery has had to contact local authorities to protect the gravestone.
Minaj says that she has five other tracks ready if Megan even breaths the wrong way and is expecting an apology for what was said on “Hiss” saying in her song “I don’t think you want the next installment of this song.” But it seems the major consensus on social media is that most people aren’t looking forward to another installment.
While Megan has been receiving praise for her song, lyrics, and wordplay, Minaj has been receiving the opposite with comments. A YouTube comment from @Cocopuff4 pointed out, “I didn’t even know Megan was talking about her, but the amount of attention given to Megan in this is making her more relevant than you.” She has also been criticized for her artwork which is speculated to be quickly created by AI from the lettering that doesn’t even spell real words, feet with three or four toes, and hands on police officers that don’t look like hands.
Since the beginning of this seemingly one-sided feud, Megan has yet to directly address anything and thing any of us heard from her is a photo of herself laughing on her Instagram story. But fans are hoping for a more direct diss track in response to Nicki Minaj’s song.