Doja Cat has expressed her admiration for the rap queen, Nicki Minaj, on several occasions. Down the timeline, she’s spoken with Billboard and declared herself a huge fan and has even gotten emotional about Minaj’s artistry, saying via Instagram Live. “She has implanted herself so deeply into all of us, music, rap, and hip-hop, in such a way that people have underappreciated her and I don’t think that that’s right. I don’t think that that’s natural. I feel like there’s some weird shit going on. I feel like she belongs in the fucking spotlight. And not in like a weird, corny way. She belongs.”
However, more recently, Cat was a target for other Nicki Minaj fans over a drawing made of herself, Nicki Minaj, and Megan Thee Stallion on a Rolling Stone Cover. Reportedly, a Doja Cat fan responded to one of Minaj’s supporters, which led Doja Cat to say, “Stop responding to them they’re twitter gangsters and have nothing kind to say about you or anyone. they live and breathe being fuckin immature.” In turn, Minaj’s fanbase immediately started the hashtag, “DojaCatIsOverParty,” which ended up trending on Twitter.
But, it seems like no ill-will has come between the two rapstresses because Minaj recently added some of her colorful (and infectious) persona on Cat’s summery-pop track, “Say So.” This news surfaced after she let “the cat out of the bag” on Twitter with a visual teaser. The original song appeared on Doja Cat’s 2019 album, Hot Pink.
On “Say So (Remix),” Cat gives Minaj room to take a confident and versatile approach over sweet guitar riffs and a booming bassline. At first, Minaj spills a grand display of vocal play as the song’s intro. Then, she goes into a streak of bars that compliment a few gals in the game and Lil Wayne’s rhyming ability. Afterward, the rap legend uses a speedy cadence to speak about her unmatched gift of gab/work ethic, which follows with the perfect Instagram caption à la “Word to my ass shots, I’m so cheeky/Got em tryna palm my ass like Young Keke.” She also takes pride in the negative connotations others threw her way in the past, before getting into her sexual preference and what she expects from Michael Jordan the next time she sees him. Next, the “Yikes” spitter showcases witty punchlines and even mentions what she’s been up to since Quarantine commenced. One notable punchline goes, “All he gotta do is say the word like a spelling bee.”
Following Minaj’s first verse, Cat uses the second verse from the original version of “Say So” as her placement. In short, she speaks about what differentiates her from other girls that have entered her love interest’s life. Then, she urges her lover to make a move and acknowledges his devotion.
Before the song closes off, Minaj uses a honeyed and robust register to sing, “You could have said so, Boy, you could of said so.” She then taps into a ruthless set of bars. One, in particular, says, “People with the least always doing the most.” Following this, she unveils a bit about her sexcapades, before calling out body shamers and smack-talkers.
If you haven’t already, listen to “Say So (Remix)” by Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj below: