Is Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bigfoot’ a diss track for Megan Thee Stallion?

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On Sunday afternoon, Nicki Minaj took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce that her upcoming song, “Bigfoot,” would be released at 9 p.m. PT on the same evening, a slight shift from the initially scheduled release time of 3 p.m. PT. The track, seemingly crafted in response to Megan Thee Stallion’s recent single “Hiss,” quickly became a trending topic on X.

Accompanying the announcement was cover art featuring a high-heeled pink boot stepping into a larger footprint embossed in pink concrete, juxtaposed with a close-up of Megan’s distressed face. The feud between the two artists ignited when Megan, in her fiery single “Hiss,” appeared to take a jab at Nicki’s husband, Kenneth Petty, a registered sex offender. The track also referenced Megan’s Law, a federal law mandating information disclosure about registered sex offenders.

In response to Megan’s diss, Nicki teased an unreleased track on Instagram Live, where she fired back at Meg, referencing the 2020 incident where Tory Lanez allegedly shot Megan in the foot. The snippet includes Nicki rapping, “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.”

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Amidst the song announcement, Nicki took to X to share additional posts taking shots at Megan Thee Stallion. She clarified that the track had been ready for two days, but she was trying to be cool and let Megan have her streams. Nicki questioned whether it’s even a “diss” and reminded everyone that no one had heard the song yet.

In a series of X posts, Nicki claimed that she did not charge Megan for her appearance on “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019, a track that reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also mentioned her arsenal of unreleased tracks, hinting at a potential barrage if the feud escalates.

“Hiss,” co-produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat and Bankroll Got It, serves as the second single for Megan’s upcoming third album. The track follows her earlier independent release, “Cobra,” which marked her entrance into a new era after departing from 1501 Certified Entertainment. “Cobra” peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, securing Megan her eighth top 10 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 10. The feud between the two influential artists continues to captivate fans as they await the release of “Bigfoot” and further developments in this musical showdown.