By Ezra Marcus
The higher they climb, the harder they fall.
This beef’s been simmering for years, and Nicki’s recent successes (Fader cover, MTV Awards, “Flawless” remix, etc.) have stoked her rival’s competitive flames — and Kim’s own “Flawless” remix was apparently not enough.
Kim takes a wise approach on “Identity Theft”: rather than try and dominate high-octane modern production (Nicki’s specialty, let’s be real), the elder stateswoman opts for a laid-back, horn-driven beat reminiscent of her ’90s heyday.
She polishes her rap game bona-fides: “After I drop these flowers for Big off/I’ma come and blow your lid off.” Nicki is the shiny modern Ferrari to Kim’s vintage Mustang: on “Identity Theft” she demonstrates that her engine’s got plenty of juice left.