Cash Money Records CEO Birdman is calling out Lil Kim for spinning a story suggesting he ultimately contributed to the current war of words between her and Young Money star Nicki Minaj.
According to Baby, Kim is blowing smoke and should not get taken seriously.
Baby recently talked with MTV’s RapFix’s DJ Envy and, despite Lil Kim’s accusations that her beef with Nicki Minaj stems from her being snubbed by Baby and his brother Slim when she attempted to collaborate on a track with them, denied being a part of any of the static between the two rap divas. “Nah, ain’t no truth to that,” Birdman responded. “We based on creativity. If you know about YMCMB and you ever followed us and been a part of our music, biting and stealing that sh*t just ain’t for us. All [those] rap wars, we just grinding for the money, sun up, sun down. It’s Nicki Minaj all day everyday.” (XXL Mag)
Last week, the Queen Bee revealed a past opportunity to join Cash Money and explained how things turned sour after the alleged deal fell through.
According to the Queen Bee, she was on pace to sign with Cash Money, the same label that made Nicki a star. “Me and Slim were friends for four years, and we decided that we were going to go into business together,” Kim said of her plans with CM co-CEO Ronald “Slim” Williams. “I was over there with Cash Money — I was getting ready to be partners with them.” The deal didn’t go through, but Kim did record “Grinding Makin’ Money,” a track that included both Birdman and Minaj. The Notorious K.I.M. claims that the track was slated for Birdman’s 2009 album Priceless but didn’t make the final cut. “They put the record out. I guess they didn’t like the response — they saw the response and they pulled the record off, pulled it back, never put it on his album, nothing,” Kim said. (MTV)
Tensions boiled late last year when Minaj dropped her alleged “Stupid H*e” subliminal directed toward the Brooklyn rap veteran.
Nicki Minaj teams up with famed director Hype Williams in the colorful video for “Stupid Hoe,” a single from her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, now due April 3. The animated Barbie rocks a closetful of wild and wacky looks in the explicit clip, which premiered online. “Can’t premiere on a network b/c its important that my art is not tampered with, or compromised prior to you viewing it for the 1st time,” explained Nicki. Unleash the beast. (Rap-Up)
Months later, Kim downplayed the platinum-selling rapper’s alleged diss track.
“I didn’t even know, who is that, who?,” Kim playfully said when asked for her opinion on Minaj’s Grammy Awards performance. “[How do I feel about ‘Stupid H*e?] I’m pretty sure I feel the same way everybody else feels right about now. [laughs] You know. If you have to make a song called ‘Stupid H*e,’ you must be a stupid h*e.” (“Watch What Happens Live”)
Check out Birdman’s interview below: