When Nicki Minaj threatened for American Idol co-judge Mariah Carey by saying that she would shoot the diva, the claim understandable turned a few heads. However this kind of threatening behaviour form Minaj is nothing new, at least that's what rapper Remy Ma says.

Back in 2008, when Minaj was still relatively unknown in music circle, a freestyle rap by her began making the rounds. The rap was hardly a positive one and in it she went for the jugular of another female rapper, presumed to be Remy, in which she threatened to shoot Remy. The verse in question goes: "Tell that bitch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown/you won three rounds, gonna need to hunt you down/like 'Chinatown' - b*tch better bow down/oh you ain't know, betcha b*tch is no nail/f- I got a gun - let her know that I'm the one."

At this point, Remy was the face of female rap, with Nicki eager to take her crown. Still, Minaj has never verified who the rap was aimed at and both female rappers have since had nothing but praise to say about each other, but that doesn't mean to say that the rhyme wasn't directed at Remy Ma.

Remy, real name Reminisce Smith, shouldn't have too much to worry about Minaj coming after her though as she is currently serving an eight-year sentence for shooting another woman in the stomach outside a Manhattan nightclub in 2007.