Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim recently opened up about her current relationship with Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and how his allegiance toward Nicki Minaj has been a slam to the face.
From Kim’s perspective, Diddy has not displayed loyalty toward her despite their past association.
“I’m bothered by his actions, because I rolled with Puffy to the bitter end, and still would have rolled with him,” Kim explained in an interview. “Puffy never came to see me in prison, not one time. He didn’t write me a letter. He didn’t say, ‘Here’s a number for Kim to call,’ not one time…The only problem I had with Puffy is that you see this girl [Nicki Minaj] taking shots at me…Even on your own record she took a shot at me… and you didn’t stop that? If this was me years ago, he would have been doing everything if it was somebody he was working with or had a relationship with and he got money with or whatever; he would be like, ‘That can’t go out!'” (RapFix)
Last December, Diddy weighed in on Kim’s beef with Minaj.
“My whole take on the situation is that I love Lil’ Kim no matter what’s going on, no matter what’s being said,” Diddy said in an interview with Funkmaster Flex. “Kim definitely has a responsibility for my success. Me working with Nicki Minaj has nothing to do with going against Kim. When Kim works with other producers, when she raps with other artists, I’m not getting upset. It’s not a problem…I think a lot of us who have been here for a long time including yourself, Flex, we have inspired a lot of people. We have motivated a lot of people, we have touched a lot of people in a certain way. We have been those cats that people aspire to be. I wouldn’t be around Nicki if I ever heard [anything] negative said about Kim. I’ve never heard [anything] like that.” (Hot 97)
Puff also said both artists should grind out their beef and do music together.
“But then when it comes to just being an emcee, that’s when I gotta stand back,” Diddy added. “Now if they want to do things and be emcees? That’s they business. I’m not with no negativity. I’m not with no beef and I love both of them. And right now, Nicki Minaj, that’s who my artist is, that’s who I console, that’s who I do business with. I no longer do business with Kim on that level but Kim will always have a special place in my heart and it’s like that. Kim is the Queen. Read in-between the lines, it is what it is — and Nicki is a queen in her own right. That’s exactly the way I feel about it so don’t twist my words, don’t make it no way it is or it ain’t, that’s what it is. I think they should be doing records together as a matter of fact instead of doing anything that isn’t showing unification. But yo man, I can’t preach the choir. Everybody’s grown…” (Hot 97)
Months prior, Kim expressed her frustrations over Diddy aligning himself with Minaj.
“Puff is my brother, I can’t disown him…he just called me after he called everybody else…brothers and sisters fight to the extreme….Puffy should be ashamed of himself, I want to spank him. When I came home from jail, there was nothing that he couldn’t ask me to do….” (Miss Info)
Check out Diddy speaking on Lil Kim below: