Rap veteran Lil Kim has decided to continue heating up her dispute with Nicki Minaj by publicly questioning her hip-hop accomplishments and comparing their careers.
Speaking in an interview this week, Kim pointed out her contributions to the rap game.
“That was cute for her. B*tches like her do sh*t like that. Talk on h*e, it’s easy talk when them album sales aint back yet…Since you talking ’bout the history books, let’s talk about the f*cking history books d*mn it. B*tch I got a Grammy, b*tch. I got number ones sweety. The Source gave my last album [2005’s The Naked Truth] 5 motherf*cking mics h*e. What the f*ck they give you? … You got a lot to learn mama. Respect the Queen, stay in the princess section. Stay in yo lane mama.” (Hip Hop N More)
Following a leak from yesterday, today saw the release of Kim’s full-length “Black Friday” diss going at Minaj.
Let the war of words continue. Lil’ Kim delivers her full attack against Nicki Minaj on “Black Friday.” Over Pharoahe Monch‘s instrumental from “Simon Says,” the Queen Bee spits stinging words about the Harajuku Barbie and her Young Money labelmate: “This hood shit, you and Drake ain’t built for/ This the shit the other b*tch almost got killed for.” She doesn’t stop there, calling the Pink Friday lyricist a clone. “This ain’t a championship fight, I been the greatest/ See the fact is, what you doing, I did it/ Lames tryna clone my style and run wit it/ That’s cool, I was the first one wit it/ You’s a Lil’ Kim wannabe, you just hate to admit it.” Even Nicki’s co-manager and Kim’s ex-affiliate Diddy is not safe. “You and Diddy, sorry bunch of swagger jackers,” she raps on the blistering track, which Hot 97’s DJ Absolut premiered in full today. (Rap-Up)
Last week, Minaj opened up about her issues with Kim.
“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.” (Rap-Up)
Despite Kim and Minaj’s exchange of words, artists like Diddy and 50 Cent have not hesitated in giving props to the self-proclaimed Barbie.
“She’s the only female around, period,” Fif said. “She has a lane that’s been closed that she just busted open on her own, and she’s an amazing talent. A lot of artists, I personally am not excited by, but her, particularly, she impressed me on that ‘Bottoms Up’ remix,” he added, referring to Trey Songz‘s smash, one of a number of memorable Nicki cameos this year. (MTV)
Check out the “Black Friday” record below: