Celebs who can't stand Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is convinced that there's a "Nicki hate train" out to get her.

In August 2018, Rolling Stone reported that Minaj postponed her tour with Future after unverified reports that ticket sales were "in the toilet." As a result, Minaj lashed out at the media and her competitors, writing on Instagram that her alleged detractors "just pretend to not have basic sense so that they can board the Nicki Hate train."

It wasn't the first time she addressed the loathsome locomotive. In April 2018, she told Beats 1 that the aforementioned "Nicki Hate Train" was partly behind her feud with Cardi B. She also blamed the hate train, specifically Pitchfork, for criticism she received for working with convicted sex offender Tekashi 6ix9ine on "Fefe," by pointing out that Lady Gaga worked with R. Kelly on "Do What U Want." (It should be noted that for all his alleged shady behavior, R. Kelly has never actually been convicted of sex crimes.)

Whether or not an actual "Nicki hate train" exists, there are plenty of folks, especially famous ones, who have beef with the "Chun-Li" rapper. These are the celebs who can't stand Nicki Minaj.

There's some serious Cardi Beef

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj both appeared on Migos' "MotorSport," and that led to a ton of drama. Cardi said that Minaj changed her verse before the song was released, to which Minaj responded in an interview that Cardi and husband Offset (of Migos) tried to "make [her] seem like a bad guy."

The ladies seemed to bury the hatchet shortly thereafter at the Met Gala, not to mention Minaj gifted Cardi a $5,000 basket of luxury goodies when her baby Kulture was born, but the ceasefire didn't last long. The rappers got into a physical altercation at a New York Fashion Week party in September 2018, with TMZ cameras catching Cardi cursing and trying to get through a large crowd of security to Minaj. Cardi left the party missing a shoe and with a knot on her head, reportedly from a security guard.

Cardi wrote on Instagram shortly after the fight that Minaj had been bad-mouthing her and her baby, which Minaj later denied on her Queen Radio show.

"I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never … speak ill on anyone's child … The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon people who have their life together," she snapped (via People). "I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf**king runway — and I could not believe how humiliated we all felt."

Taylor Swift was collateral damage in Minaj's MTV beef

Nicki Minaj took issue with the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations for Video of the Year, which she said alleged only celebrated skinny white women, seeing as her hit "Anaconda" didn't get a nod. She didn't name names, but Taylor Swift, who was riding high on her 1989 success, took it as a dig, tweeting to Minaj (via Billboard), "I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot."

Minaj replied that she never referred to Swift in her complaint, but suggested the "Bad Blood" singer speak out to raise awareness of the issues of racism and sexism against women of color in music. Swift didn't, but the ladies teamed up for a duet at the awards ceremony to show their solidarity with one another.

That solidarity didn't last too long, however, because Minaj later recorded a feature on "Swish Swish," Katy Perry's attempt at a diss track against Swift. Considering how long Swift can hold a grudge, we're guessing Minaj won't be invited to join her infamous squad anytime soon — especially considering which Kendrick Lamar lyric Minaj tweeted after Swift dropped "Look What You Made Me Do" in August 2017, which fans clearly perceived as a dig at Swift. 

Miley Cyrus didn't know what was good

Miley Cyrus used to be a fan of Nicki Minaj, even dressing up as the "Monster" rapper for Halloween in 2012, which Minaj told USA Today was "adorable." A year later, they shared studio time together with producer Mike Will Made It. The mutual adoration didn't last.

After Minaj took Taylor Swift to task about her comments on the 2015 MTV VMA nominations, Cyrus gave her two cents to The New York Times, saying, "What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It's not very polite … It became Nicki Minaj and Taylor in a fight, so now the story isn't even on what you wanted it to be about. Now you've just given E! News 'Catfight! Taylor and Nicki Go at It.'"

At the VMAs, Minaj didn't let hostess Cyrus forget her remarks. When presented with the Best Hip-Hop Video Award, Minaj snapped, "Back to this b***h that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what's good?" Cyrus stammered, "Hey, we're all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate sh**t. Nicki, congratu-f**king-lations." She then added of the Artist To Watch Award, "I lost this award back in 2008, and I was fine with it, because it's no big deal! It's just an award … Congratulations, Nicki."

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner have a Stormi relationship with Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott's album Astroworld dropped a week and 12 hours before Nicki Minaj's Queen, blocking her from having a No. 1 debut. Minaj was furious, blaming it on Scott's package deals (even though she herself had similar bundles, according to Rolling Stone) and even pointing the finger at Kylie Jenner and their baby, Stormi Webster, for promoting Scott's project, tweeting, "I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. lol. I'm actually laughing."

She unleashed more vitriol on Queen Radio (via Pitchfork) the next week, fuming, "What we're not gonna do is have that Auto-Tune man selling f**king sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he f**king didn't. You stupid f**k. You got your f**king homeboy talking for you and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes … When [Scott] comes along and sells a tour pass that has nothing to do with his f**king music and says he's sold more than Kanye West and Nas — no you f**king didn't … I know I'm No. 1."

After her rants, TMZ reported that Scott and Jenner had their seats at the MTV Video Music Awards moved away from Minaj, and video footage showed Jenner seemingly pivoting away from Minaj on the red carpet. 

Drake wanted to marry her, but now he's divorced from the idea

At various points throughout their careers, Drake has referenced wanting to marry Nicki Minaj (and they even roleplayed as such in her "Moment For Life" music video in 2011). However, after she dropped Queen, it appears the two may have taken their relationship from vaguely, eerily incestuous brother and sister bickering to full on bitter enemies.

She and Drake had briefly stopped speaking during her relationship with Meek Mill because they were beefing. They reconciled later, though Drake told DJ Semtex that he still had no respect for Meek Mill and that the beef was ultimately over Minaj.

When Minaj and Meek split, Meek and Drizzy were spotted being buddy-buddy. Awkward! On top of that, Minaj mocked Drake in "Barbie Dreams" in a bar too vulgar to repeat here (though she later said she was just joking about it). And on top of that, shortly after Queen dropped, Drake was spotted hanging out with her chart rival, Travis Scott. Does the drama ever stop with these two? 

Mariah Carey wants Nicki Minaj up out her face

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj collaborated on the underrated breakup bop "Up Out My Face," released in January 2010 — but when they had to work together again on American Idol in 2012, they were at each other's throats. Video footage obtained by TMZ shows Minaj berating Carey, with a source telling the site that Minaj threatened to "knock [her] out" before the cameras began rolling, and saying, "If I had a gun, I would shoot her." Carey herself, as well as multiple sources for People, confirmed the gun remark.

After the outburst, Barbara Walters reported that Carey upped her security on the show following the comment. Carey told Walters, "It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody … it's not appropriate. I'm on the road with two babies, I'm not gonna take any chances, so yeah, I hired extra security."

Minaj denied ever threatening Mimi.

Walters also reported that Minaj and Carey made up, but their constant jabs continued throughout the season, with Carey delivering her signature shade several times. Carey later called her Idol stint "the worst experience of [her] life."

Safaree Samuels got stabbed (maybe)

Nicki Minaj's ex, Safaree Samuels (above), claimed in a July 2015 diss track called "Lifeline" that he ghostwrote several of Minaj's bars on The Pinkprint. Minaj vehemently denied his claims in a vulgar screed during a Toronto concert, The Daily Mail reported, but their vitriol for one another continued. In August 2018, Samuels himself denied ghostwriting for her, but claimed she may still have feelings for him after she dished about their relationship to Hot 97 (Via E! News).

Then all heck broke loose. Minaj accused Safaree of stealing her credit cards, while Safaree accused her of stabbing him, tweeting, "Remember the night you cut me and I almost died the police and ambulance had to take me out the crib on a stretcher and I had to lie and tell them I was trying to kill myself so they wouldn't take you to jail. When things like that start happening more Than [sic] once it's time to dip."

Minaj never actually denied cutting Samuels, instead opting to change the subject to be about paying for his hair restoration.

Lil' Kim had a big feud with her

Lil' Kim went by "Queen Bee" for decades after getting the name from her late boyfriend Biggie Smalls. But Nicki Minaj appropriated the "Queen" moniker, infuriating Kim, who said in August 2018, "I didn't name myself that. When you gotta name yourself, that's a whole different thing, I would never name myself that."

There was more than a royal title at stake, however: Minaj and Kim each featured on Birdman's "Grindin' Makin' Money" in 2009, and Kim was accused of shading Minaj in her verse. In 2010, Minaj was accused of taking aim at Kim in "Roman's Revenge," which she denied at the time … but confirmed in August 2018. The same year, she was accused of shading Kim in Diddy's "Hello Good Morning" remix and called Kim a "sore loser" who was jealous of her success.

Kim said on The Breakfast Club in 2012 that Minaj copied her sound, talked smack behind her back, and was "very catty." She also describing Minaj as "a very obnoxious person," and claimed Minaj "wanted to be the only female [rapper]" in the game at all.

The feud still simmered in June 2018 when Kim channeled her inner Mariah, telling Entertainment Tonight that she didn't "know" Minaj, while praising Cardi B. Finally, by August 2018, Kim was ready to let the beef die, telling 92.3 LA, "She did what she did, until she's ready, hopefully, God puts it on her mind to do the right thing because she knows what she did."

Remy Ma she-thered her

Fader reports that Nicki Minaj dissed Remy Ma in her 2007 "Dirty Money" freestyle. Four years later, Remy told Hot 97 that Minaj was "a wonderful woman," saying, "There's no need to try tear somebody down. … I'm super proud of her."

Things changed by November 2016 with Remy and Fat Joe's "Money Showers," in which Remy spits, "B***h claiming she the queen, what? Not hardly / Who the f**k gave you your crown, b***h? Steve Harvey?"

In December 2016, Remy freestyled on Hot 97, "Wanted to be an icon / Ended up like Akon," referencing Minaj's use of AutoTune. The same month, Remy dropped a verse on Phresher's "Wait A Minute" remix, calling out an unnamed rapper with breast implants and ghostwriters.

Minaj then released two verses, one on Gucci Mane's "Make Love" and one on Jason Derulo's "Swalla," referencing Remy's lackluster album sales and prison stint.

By February 2017, Remy's gloves were off. On "ShEther," she blasted Minaj's ghostwriter rumors, her support of her brother's child rape defense, her alleged 360 deal, and her beefs with pop stars. Remy also accused Minaj of using drugs, cheating on her partners, and sleeping her way to the top. Less than a week later, Remy struck again with "Another One." Remy later told Wendy Williams that Minaj tried to sabotage her career and keep her from A-List events, and said on a podcast that she wasn't proud of the beef.

Minaj responded in March 2017 with "No Frauds."

She may have triggered Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato never officially confirmed or denied a beef with Nicki Minaj, but she made it clear after the 2016 Met Gala that they didn't really like one another much.

E! News reported that Lovato and Minaj each attended the gala as a guest of Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, and afterward, Minaj posted a photo with Lovato and Scott on Instagram, but only tagged Scott. Lovato posted a photo as well — of Minaj glaring at her on the red carpet with the caption, "This picture pretty much summed up my first and probably last Met [Gala] … The shade being thrown in this picture actually gives me life."

"This one celebrity was a complete b***h and was miserable to be around. It was very cliquey. I remember being so uncomfortable that I wanted to drink," Lovato later told Billboard, adding that she went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting instead of any afterparties. "I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on — millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting. And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala."

Again, Lovato never named names, but Internet sleuths figured this one out pretty quickly, and Lovato's later support of Cardi B amid her own feud with Minaj added fuel to the fire.

Iggy Azalea didn't like the taste of her tea

Nicki Minaj's feud with Iggy Azalea likely stemmed from Azalea's 2010 tweet that resurfaced in 2013, which read (via Grantland), "lmao at nikki saying she did the bet awards live. errrrr. if you say so girl." Minaj reportedly replied, "Laughing at s**t you can't even do … study dat formula … cornball." Afterward, Azalea claimed she was joking.

In June 2014 at the BET Awards, Minaj dissed Azalea, who The New York Daily News reported was rumored to use "ghostwriters" for her rhymes.

"What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it," she said in her acceptance speech for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. "I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity. And that's all I'm gonna say about that."

In August 2014, however, The Hollywood Gossip reported that Azalea and Minaj played nice backstage at the MTV VMAs. Still, by March 2016, Azalea may have reopened the wound on Watch What Happens Livesaying, "I have just as many people on my writing credits as [Nicki] has on hers. … I know I write mine, and if she writes hers, I believe her, too. But you can't look at the credits and be like, 'Oh look at this massive difference!' It's the same number of people on both, so…"

Farrah Abraham had hate for her

Who knew Minaj was such a huge Teen Mom fan? In January 2016, Minaj took shots at Farrah Abraham using foul language we can't reprint here, save to say that Minaj called her the c-word multiple times and criticized Abraham's treatment of her mother.

Abraham, clearly not understanding irony, replied, "Cause your [sic] a parent right? Your [sic] videos look like porn Horrible good luck being negative #Godbless busy making TV."

Minaj, never quite the one to be the bigger person and drop a beef, replied with more sexist profanities, then quipped, "Instead of dragging your mother, learn the difference between 'you're' & 'your', ding bat."

"To be clear my mom doesn't help me I help her. I love & care for my mom. Stop disgusting talk @NICKIMINAJ," Abraham replied, adding, "I slay I have no time for rerun watching ignorant minions like @NICKIMINAJ worry about your family #Watchandlearn."