New York rapper Lil Kim reportedly took a subliminal shot at fellow wig-wearing female emcee Nicki Minaj during a recent Buffalo, New York concert.
Speculation about the jabs began to circulate online Thursday (June 3) morning.
During her performance Kim threw off her blonde wig saying she’s above this, while throwing her blonde wig into the crowd. Lil Kim is a legend, and LEGENDS don’t diss babies, she’s the Queen B for crying out loud. Honestly the last thing we need is beef between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj. Does Lil Kim need to dust of her Biggie records? “F*ck that beef sh*t! That sh*t is played out” (Global Grind)
In the concert footage, Kim raps a verse from her “Crush On You” hit before tossing her wig out to the crowd.
“I’m going to another level,” she told the fans. “I love the wigs and everything but I’m so above this. I’m so above this…I’ll be back!” (YouTube)
New York rapper Maino recently compared Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
“Kim is always gonna be, in my eyes, the best that ever done it,” Maino said in an interview with DJ Vlad. “[Best] female in thegame. The best female that ever done it. Nicki has that new energy and I’m liking that energy, I’m liking what she’s doing. A lot of artists borrow from great artists and make it they own. It’s easy for us to say Kim started the Barbie thing and now Nicki has her Barbie movement going on but a lot of times, artists borrow from artists and they expand on that so I can’t really say she’s wrong for that, maybe she was a fan of Kim’s, I’m sure, growing up. And this was a part of what she was doing that she identified with and made it her own. I’m a fan of what she’s doing — I like to see anybody do their thing, especially if I know them…I like to see people excel because I’m excelling.” (Vlad TV)
Recently, rapper Lil Cease discussed Minaj’s similarities to Kim.
“Nicki ain’t really got too much competition out there. Ain’t too many female rappers out there. But she’s a female, one that’s bringing the sex appeal back to it. No matter what Kim talked about, she had the appeal to it. Kim would dress up. She looked like a lady. Kim could rap about the hardest thing ever, but she would still dress up: hair done, she still got on the flyest stuff. Nicki is kinda taking it to that same mind frame. She’s having fun with it too.” (MTV)
Check out Lil Kim’s concert footage below: