Brooklyn rap veteran Lil Kim has ignited a Twitter war over ex-friend/singer Keyshia Cole by calling her out for showing a lack of support by working with Nicki Minaj in the past.
Responding to a Cole tweet where she confirmed their relationship did not extend outside of the recording booth, Kim put the singer on blast.
“U got that right. We are not friends. The same way U take friendship seriously i take loyalty serious. The whole world has seen me extend my hand to u over and over again. Only someone who’s trying to build a sincere relationship does shows 4 free & supports. u did not pay me a dime 4 none of that. That warrants some type of loyalty and respect,” she tweeted Wednesday (May 18).
“@LilKim Kim that was a gr8 look 4 I coming out of jail just as it was a gr8 look for missy to have produced it.,” Cole tweeted back.
“@LilKim all I’m saying is don’t have everyone thinking I was disloyal as a “friends” cause we were never that and u know it. No disrespect,” Cole added.
“Friend or no friend i would have never let anybody disrespect u on my record but i can’t expect everyone to be as real as i am.At the end of the day karma is as real as i am and it’s coming to get u. oh wait…if it hasnt got u already…My love & loyalty to u got u a hit, ur friendship with ur friend got u a flop. looks like u need to choose ur friends more wisely dont u think? #teamlilkim LEGGGGOOOO.”
“Loyalty and respect has nothing to do with friendship…BOOM. Loyalty and respect is about returning a kindness. Have you ever came out and supported me at my shows? i dont think so. Yes it was a good look for me but it was a great look for u. At the end of the day it was a hit on YOUR album. Sticking 2 the situation. Again I would have never let anyone disrespect U on my song. That’s loyalty & respect. End of story.” (Lil Kim’s Twitter)
Cole offered up a few additional tweets denying a desire to engage in the war of words.
“I don’t have beef with anyone. I’m done. I feel the way I feel about friendship and loyalty. I ain’t never been fake. All I’m saying.”
“Now I will be going they my tweets so I can block out the haters. Life is about blocking all u haters anyway. Don’t need you following me.” (Keyshia Cole’s Twitter)
Late last year, Kim publicly went at Cole for collaborating with Minaj on their “I Ain’t Thru” record.
“I think this other b*tch got a song with Keyshia Cole, right? Coming at me and the mothaf*cking other queen, Mary J. Blige,” Kim told a crowd of fans on New Years. “Me and my girl Mary J. Blige about to eat these b*tches alive where they won’t even f*cking exist no more and erase their f*cking social security number! We gon’ remind them who the f*ck we are! I’m not playing with this b*tch for 2011. I’m saying, we can rock together but b*tch you ain’t taking nothing from me!” (Ron Paul Raps TV)
In 2007, Kim and Cole joined forces and dropped a joint track called “Let It Go.”
“Let It Go” is a song by R&B singer Keyshia Cole released as the lead single from her second album Just like You. It features rappers Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott. Elliott also produced the song, which samples “Juicy Fruit” by Mtume, and “Don’t Stop the Music” by Yarbrough and Peoples. This song also interpolates “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G., who also sampled “Juicy Fruit”. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 74 on the issue date of July 7, 2007, and peaked at number 7, becoming Cole’s third top ten hit single altogether and first top ten Billboard Hot 100 single as a lead artist. (Wikipedia)
Check out a recent Lil Kim interview below: