News: Maino Hints At Broken Lil Kim Relationship, "Fighting & We Arguing Sh*t We Never Used To Do" [Audio]
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 10:55AM
Brooklyn rapper Maino has apparently broken his silence on just how close a bond he shared with fellow New York hip-hop artist Lil Kim in a tell-all record titled "I Still Love You."
On the record, the BK rapper avoids direct name drops but refers to the Queen Bee and how their relationship changed following a 12-month jail bid in 2005.
"Everybody knew I took n*ggas to war for you/All the times you said the industry fake don't let it fool me/The jewels that you dropped on the game you used to school me/No plea, took it to trial and then you blew/I rolled with you straight to the jail that's how I do/Kites to the joint expressing how much I love you/Still a Queen even in greens -- Things change then you came home and we moving different/Emotions now getting involved/We in our feelings/Fighting and we arguing sh*t we never used to do/We don't even speak no more/You was claiming that I was using you/I still love you though." ("I Still Love You")
Various websites and bloggers have begun putting the puzzle pieces together and suggesting Maino is still stuck on Kim.
Earlier this morning, Maino dropped a heartfelt record from his upcoming mixtape, I Am Who I Am (Jan.26), with DJ Green Lantern. I couldn't but help notice that his first verse sounds like he's talking to Lil Kim. It's been well documented that they once had a relationship. Maino actually did roll with Kim when she had to turn herself in. It was captured on her BET reality show Countdown to Lockdown. (Miss Info TV)
Last September, Maino weighed in on hip-hop beefs including the war of words between Kim and Young Money's Nicki Minaj.
"I think people put too much emphasis on hip-hop beefs" Maino told Sway referencing the Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj flap. "Like, hip-hop beefs and hip-hop battles always had that. It's a part of the culture it's always gonna be artists that don't agree. Ya understand. And you might have to take it to the mic or whatever. As long as it just doesn't get out of hand, you know what I mean. As long as it doesn't end up like 'Pac and [Notorious] B.I.G. [...] I don't think people give us the credit for being as responsible as we are, because I don't think people want it to go that far. " (RapFix)
Back in 2009, Maino said he considered Kim a family member.
DX: You got your foot in the door by linking up with Lil Kim, one of Brooklyns biggest female emcees. Whats your relationship like now? Maino: I mean we family. Were definitely family. Always will be family. (Hip Hop DX)
Check out Maino's "I Still Love You" below: