Video After The Jump
"Before Nicki was wearing those crazy wigs/I was doing verses for her just hoping she made it big" - Ransom "Man Alone."
In a new song by New Jersey rapper Ransom titled "Man Alone," he references working with Nicki Minaj before she blew up. Some took the line as meaning he recorded songs with her, while others assumed he meant that he had ghostwritten for her.
TMZ caught up with Nicki on Tuesday (August 6) and asked her about Ransom possibly writing songs for her. The YMCMB emcee was not at all happy about it and took shots at Duffle Bag Ran.
"I rap better than him. Who the f*ck is he crazy?" Nicki said. "I'm not even a man and n*ggas got my d*ck in their mouths. Are you f*cking serious? I'm undisputed because I'm the only female rapper that day one, I don't need no motherf*cking ghostwriter. So if you're telling that lie you must be really f*cking desperate and you still ain't gonna pop. How a wack n*gga gonna write my sh*t? I haven't even heard about that n*gga in the last five years. I slaughter these n*ggas."
Nicki Minaj goes off on Ransom
**UPDATE** August 8
Ransom has responded via Twitter to Nicki dissing him.
"I was there when you wasn't hot.. Never asked you for anything when you got hot. Now I get this disrespect," he wrote on the social networking site.
The marriage proposal was an obvious joke referring to DJ Khaled recently asking Nicki to get hitched.
Ran further clarified his lyrics in an interview with TMZ.
"What I meant was, she used to call me to get on her songs. Never once did I not pick the phone for this woman. I did the verses, it was all love, and now this," Ransom says. "I meant that we did verses together. I did verses for her records. I always helped her."
Ran added that you shouldn't expect any diss records from him aimed at Nicki.
"She's a woman. I ain't got no beef with her. That would make me less of a man."
Ransom responds to Nicki Minaj