Friends to Foes — A Breakdown of the Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj Feud Timeline

Side-by-side photo of Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion.
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Hip-hop feuds are more frequent than ever, as rap stars are no longer hiding their feelings about their musical counterparts. Over the past few years, the relationship between Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj has evolved dramatically, marked by moments of camaraderie and tension. Here’s a detailed timeline of the ups and downs between these two rap phenoms.


August 2019: Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj drop “Hot Girl Summer.”

Credit: YouTube/Megan The Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj teamed up for the song “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019, which was a huge success. The track reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, hinting at a strong rapport between the two rappers. The collab came after the hip-hop stars chatted on Instagram Live, and Nicki hopped on the song shortly after (per 105.1 The Bounce).


2020: Megan Thee Stallion is featured on Cardi B’s “WAP.”

Rumors about a feud between Nicki and Megan began to circulate in 2020. Things were exacerbated when Megan dropped a Cardi B collaboration called “WAP.” Given Nicki’s long-standing feud with Cardi, fans speculated that Megan’s alliance with Cardi might have strained her relationship with Nicki. Despite the gossip, neither Megan nor Nicki publicly addressed the rumors at the time.


January 2021: Nicki Minaj unfollows Megan Thee Stallion on Instagram.

 Nicki Minaj performs during 2024 Dreamville Music Festival at Dorothea Dix Park on April 7, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Rumors about Nicki and Megan’s beef reignited after the former unfollowed the latter on Instagram, a move often interpreted as a sign of beef, according to The U.S. Sun. Fans were quick to notice and speculated on the reasons behind the unfollowing, with theories ranging from personal disagreements to professional rivalries.


September 2022: The feud officially begins after Nicki fires shots at Megan.

Megan Thee Stallion performs during 2024 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2024 in Manchester, Tennessee.
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During an episode of Queen Radio, Nicki appeared to aim at Megan — though she did not explicitly name the Houston rapper. “Imagine telling someone you didn’t want to drink because you were, at the time, possibly pregnant. Because you were actively having a baby,” Nicki said, adding, “Imagine if that person said, ‘Oh girl, you can go to the clinic.'”

Megan responded to the claims on X, formerly known as Twitter, denying the allegations. “LIES,” Megan wrote in response to a fan. However, it was evident that the friends.


2023: Nicki and Megan trade shots on diss tracks.

By 2023, Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion’s feud was hotter than ever. After she appeared to blast Megan on Queen Radio, Nicki doubled down on her disdain for the “Savage” rapper on her song “Red Ruby Da Sleez.” “Ya fuckin’ bozo / That .40 cal a make ’em dance like a go-go,” Nicki raps. Some believed that the bar was a reference to the shooting incident that occurred between Megan and Tory Lanez.


2024: The feud takes center stage, with Nicki and Megan releasing diss tracks.

In January, Megan released a diss track called “Hiss,” and it included an obvious jab at Nicki and her husband – who was previously convicted of rape. “These h–s don’t be mad at Megan, these h–s mad at Megan’s Law/ I don’t really know what the problem is, but I guarantee y’all don’t want me to start,” Megan raps. Of course, Nicki did not take the attack lightly. After going on a vile Instagram Live rant, Nicki released “Big Foot,” firing back at Megan. “Bad b***h she like six foot, I call her Big Foot/ The b***h fell off, I said get up on your good foot,” Nicki raps in her response.

Megan had not responded to Nicki for months. However, she appeared to circle back to her feud with the “Super Bass” star on her album. On the song “Rattle,” Megan raps, “Ain’t got no tea on me, this h– think she TMZ.” And while some internet sleuths think the bar is clearly aimed at Nicki, others have suggested that it could be a dig at Megan’s former best friend, Kelsey Nicole.

Main photos by: Theo Wargo/GA/The Hollywood Reporter & Kevin Winter/Getty Images


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