Female rapper Da Brat has weighed in on the recent war of words involving Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj and explained why ladies beefing amongst one another is more destructive than benefiting.
Brat, a seasoned rap veteran, believes rap beefs are not logical.
“My personal thoughts on beefing — when it’s only like six of us left still trying to put out records — it’s not enough for us to beef,” Brat said when asked her opinion on Kim and Minaj. “It makes no sense to me. But if that’s what they do let them do that.” (VIBE)
Female battle rapper Lady Luck recently told SOHH Kim and Minaj should be allowed to keep their battle going.
“See, it’d be dope if everybody else still had the spirit of hip-hop in them,” Luck explained to SOHH. “But everybody’s a judge now. Everybody is a critic now. The females can’t even have a little competition between one another without somebody saying this one’s hating or that one’s jealous without stuff going on. I definitely feel like it’s competitive and I feel like people need to pay more homage to Kim. People need to show Kim love and at the same time, give Nicki respect because she’s out there knocking walls down.” (SOHH)
When asked who would win in a battle, Luck told SOHH she believed Kim currently has the upper hand.
“You see, battle rapping breaks my heart,” Luck added. “And I’m gonna tell you why. As far as battle rapping is concerned, I look at it on lyrics. Lyricism. How would you put your words together mentally? How did you think about it? I look for all that. And I’m heavy on the battle rapping scene. I go to all the battles and sometimes I see people who win who shouldn’t have won, but they did because they were more entertaining. [In terms of] the other person, if you people open up your minds, and listen to what he said, ah man. He ran circles around [the winner]! It all depends on the writer that day and what will happen because if you compare the records they’ve had so far, and you’re basing it off that, I’d say Kim won because Kim done had harder verses. Nicki has more hit record verses but I think Kim’s got it when you compare them.” (SOHH)
Lady lyricist Shawnna recently weighed in on the never-ending issues between Kim and Minaj.
“I hate that, I hate that and I’m glad you asked me that because I feel what Kim did was iconic in a certain sense,” Shawnna told DJ Vlad when asked about her reaction to the feud. “She came, she brought that feminism, that diva to it but it was still hardcore. She had a following, she could hold her weight on records with some of the big dogs and she did that. She took us to that level. And now that Nicki’s out — a lot of times it be a lot of people trying to get on, it’s not necessarily a beef — so I don’t really think it’s a situation where Nicki stole anything from Kim because honestly, after I’m done with this, I want females to take from me. Take from what I did and add it to what they do and make it better because that shows what I contributed to the game was so worth it. It lives my legacy on. And I wish they would have looked at it like that rather than make it a beef situation.” (Vlad TV)
Check out Shawnna speaking on Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj below: