News: Lil Kim Keeps Silent On Maino, Swallows Love Speculation Questions

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 10:04AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim continues to refuse entertaining bloggers and media personalities alike who are keen on finding out if a secret love affair, past or present, exists between them.

Rather than confirm or deny the speculation, Kim simply said she had no comment this week.

When asked by host Tony Sculfield about being linked romantically to fellow Brooklynite Maino, the Queen Bee laughed, before deflecting with, "I plead the fifth. Ask him that when you talk to him." Rumors about the on-and-off couple first surfaced when Maino released a track entitled "I Still Love You," back in January. (XXL Mag)

Last month, Kim also refused to address the Maino-related questions.

If Kim's daring new single "If You Love Me" is any indication, then it's safe to say that she is in her 808s & Heartbreak period, the album on which Kanye traded in his rap bars for Auto-Tuned melodies. Ms. La Bella Mafia released the song this past Valentine's Day on iTunes. While she doesn't completely abandon her rap bars, she's singing on the song's hook. "If you love me, you would say it in front of the world," Kim croons. Kim, who is working on a new album, revealed to Sway that the track was based on real-life experience. "It's a true story. Somebody had allegedly made a record to me," she teased without saying who that somebody is. Sway pushed further and asked Kim if the record was in response to Maino's "That Could Be Us" single. In the past, the two have been linked romantically, but Kim wouldn't reveal who "If You Love Me" was really about. "I plead the fifth," she said, laughing. "There is a lot in my life, in my personal life, as far as dealing in relationships, that people don't know," Kim said, "and if they found out, they'll be like, 'What? You were with who?'" (MTV)

Speculation on Kim's record being a response to Maino's "I Still Love You" landed online upon its February release.

"If you loved me, you would let the world know it / say it out your mouth, but I would rather your heart show it / Actions speak louder than words / This was God's work, but you couldn't see / God blessed you when he sent you to me." - Lil Kim. Joining in on the barrage of material that we met with yesterday on Valentine's day, The Queen Bee alias Lil Kim dropped off a brand new track entitled "If You Love Me". The auto tune heavy cut is apparently an answer back to Maino's "I Still Love You" track that was released last year. (Soul Culture UK)

Back in January, Maino swayed away from reports claiming his record was solely based on Kim.

"I think people are taking it way out of context," Maino said in an interview. "You know when you have relationships with certain people, you may have real genuine love for them but you just can't f*ck with them. That's all I was saying. ... I still got love for you, we don't really f*ck with each other but I still got love for you. You know the thing is, I saw the comments, 'Oh Maino's in love with Lil Kim.' They forgot in the song that I said, 'I was your brother.' ... You know when you got love for somebody but you can love them from afar, you want them to do their thing but y'all aren't built for close proximity. That's all." (Rap Radar)

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