Review: Nicki Minaj – ‘Big Foot’; Void Of Context, It’s A Bore

The diss track contains venom but no focus...

Well, that was a weekend. Megan Thee Stallion’s recent single ‘Hiss’ seemed to ruffle the feathers of long-time bete noire Nicki Minaj, the simmering tension between the two icons suddenly reaching boiling point.

Nicki Minaj seemed glued to social media all weekend, lambasting her critics and re-asserting her worth. A new song was incoming, she told followers, following her recent album ‘Pink Friday 2’; teasing the contents, she shot down those who felt it would be a Megan diss track.

In the end… it’s a Megan diss track. And that’s not the only thing predictable about ‘Big Foot’ – a series of double entendres so thinly veiled they may as well be nude, the plastic-y beat is colourful yet felt oddly dated.

Indeed, there’s no real focus to ‘Big Foot’ other than a series of vile lyrics sent in Megan’s direction. “Your flow is such a bore,” is a tepid opening lyric, but lines like “How you fuck your mother man when she die?” are just awful.

“Fuck you get shot with no scar?” she asks, referencing Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting – something a court of law found Tory Lanez guilty of.

Perhaps the lowest element of the entire song is the couplet: “Is it my fault I got good vagin-er? Why the fuck is you humping on a minor?”

Leaving aside the truly jaw-shuddering, skin-crawling rhyme structure, Nicki’s own husband Kenneth Petty is a registered sex offender due to an offence from 1994. Nicki herself earned internet ire by seemingly twerking on a 13-year-old fan at a concert. The list goes on.

Removing the context and the intense social media focus on the row between these two artists, ‘Big Foot’ feels like a miss. It revels in the obvious, doesn’t reveal anything new, and rejoices in cheap shots. Nicki can do better.

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