Rap veteran Lil Kim has come forward to discuss her issues with Young Money star Nicki Minaj as of late and how much it would cost for a collaboration.
Speaking with New York radio host Angie Martinez Friday (December 17) afternoon, Kim focused on addressing Minaj.
“I would do a song with her… for the right price. I’m a hustler. 7 million? Maybe,” Kim said. “The girl is not as stupid as people think that she is…She know exactly what she’s doing to make people feel sorry for her; that’s her thing. She’s a very contradicting creature, and I noticed that about her…God made it so that I can have my way back in and really represent the right way in this game for the females… She wanted to be the only one out there. Just because I been in the game for a minute don’t mean it’s over for me, baby. At the end of the day, I’m not going nowhere…” (Hot 97)
The Queen Bee also used the opportunity to update fans on her ties with Diddy.
“Where I’m at with Puffy is I’m sick of it; I’m sick of him not being loyal to at least one person. That’s where I’m at with him. Be loyal to one person for — show me one person and then I can maybe open my arms back up to you… because I know it’s in there, I think. I just want to see him do that. I feel like, out of anybody, he should have done that with me. Because he knows I woulda rolled to the end with him. He just over there for the money for the time being.. until the next hot thing comes and he can jump ship. I get Puff, he is hustle brother man…At this point, my attitude with Puffy is: whatever. He can’t ask me for nothing no more, it ain’t no family thing – he come to me, he better come correct because it’s all about that paper.” (Hot 97)
Earlier this week, Diddy discussed his love and respect for Kim despite currently managing her rap rival Nicki 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.” (“Funkmaster Flex Show”)
Responding to Kim’s public concert ridicule last November, Minaj opened up about her tension toward the rap veteran in a recent interview.
Minaj spoke with radio personality Angie Martinez about Kim being a bully toward lady emcees. “It’s one of those moments where you say, ‘don’t play with me,’ because I respect you, I love you, I’ve said it in every interview time and time again, and if that’s not good enough with you mama, then it’s something deep rooted in you. Something is bothering you inside. That’s your insecurity bothering you. [If] it’s not Nicki Minaj, it would have been any girl that started poppin’. She picked a fight with Foxy [Brown], then she picked a fight with Eve, then she picked a fight with Remy [Ma], then it was Ms. [Voletta] Wallace, then it was Nicki Minaj. Everytime you in the news is ’cause you gettin’ at somebody. Where’s your music? Put your music out. When I see your name on Billboard, that’s when I’ll respond to you. Other than that, goodbye.” (“Angie Martinez Show”)
Listen to a portion of Lil Kim’s interview below: