Song: J. Cole – "Grew Up Fast"
Lyrics: "What up Vanessa, I loved you that one semester/Thanks to my profession I balled like Uncle Fester"
J. Cole probably didn’t anticipate a beef with then 16-year-old Diggy Simmons when he talked about a fling with Diggy’s sister Vanessa Simmons (of Run’s House) in “Grew Up Fast.” The upcomer released “Fall Back” in response, and the two haven’t been cool since.
Song: Ray. J – "I Hit it First"
Lyrics: "She might move on to rappers and ballplayers/But we all know I hit it first/...And if you ever come back to me girl/We’ll make another movie."
Ray J never admitted that the song, cover art or music video for “I Hit it First” was about Kim Kardashian (Keeping Up With the Kardashians), but in this case, art speaks for itself.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Song: Mac Miller ft. Juicy J – “Lucky Ass Bitch”
Lyrics: "Ain't a rookie, uh, that bitch is famous, Snooki/One thing I won't do, (what's that?) pay for pussy”
Snooki made a name for herself quickly after the first episode of Jersey Shore, and remained in the spotlight even after the show was over. Her fun-loving, party-girl attitude earned her reputation, so one could assume Mac Miller meant “Luck Ass Bitch” affectionately.
Chandra “Deelishis” Davis
Song: The Game – “Money”
Lyrics: "That walk in the club, straight to the back money/Flavor of Love, Deelishis sittin' on my lap money"
It’s hard to decide who gained more attention on season two of Flavor of Love: Deelishis or her booty. Her assets landed her multiple magazine covers after the season ended, including Sister 2 Sister and King, so one may need money like The Game to end up with Deelishis sitting in his lap.
Monica “Danger” Leon
Song: Trife Diesel Feat. Ghostface Killa – “Respectfully"
Lyrics: "Flipping peas like I was Pharrell on skateboards/I would have smashed Danger, but I don't date whores"
The tattoo of a tiger on Danger’s face made her hard to ignore on For the Love of Ray J, but perhaps one of the season’s most memorable clips is when we learn she “smashed the homie,” which Ghostface Killa directly referenced in Trife Diesel’s “Respectfully.”
Song: Kanye West – "Theraflu"
Lyrics: "And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/Around the same time she had fell in love with him/Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thang/Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team"
Kanye West’s premier Cruel Summer single, later titled “Cold,” made major waves in the midst of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ break-up. Although he didn’t have Jay-Z drop Kris from the Nets, it’s pretty clear that Kanye won this one, as the pair has been stunting on the red carpet as “KimYe” ever since.
Song: Khleo Thomas – "Draya (Gotdamn)"
Lyrics: "Staring at this bad chick, pretty face and she deep/Looking like her name Draya, oh my God, it is Draya."
There was no discretion in this shout-out. Not only did rapper/actor Khleo Thomas name the song after the Basketball Wives L.A. star, but the album artwork featured her picture, seemingly in honor of girls as bad as Draya.
Song: Talib Kweli – “Turnt Up”
Lyrics: "Ride with me, I got ‘em leaking like Nene/Got ‘em leaking like Mickey, these monkeys biting like hickeys"
With appearances in Glee, The Celebrity Apprentice and The New Normal, NeNe Leakes may be the most famous cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta, so it’s no surprise that one of hip-hop’s most famous underground spitters shouted her out in a song.
Song: Kid Ink Feat. Devin Cruise – “Weekend”
Lyrics: "Straight to the head like Evelyn/No aspirin, my medicine"
Kid Ink could be referencing a few things about Evelyn Lozada in “Weekend.” The Basketball Wives star is well-known for popping and throwing bottles on the show, as well as for her public domestic violence case with then husband Chad Johnson.