Harlem rapper Lil Mama has decided to keep the shots going toward female hip-hop nemesis Nicki Minaj by ridiculing the Young Money star during a live interview on New York’s Power 105.1 radio station.
Interviewed by “The Breakfast Club,” Mama made a distinction between herself and the self-proclaimed “Barbie.”
“I’m gonna be me regardless; I’m not changing who I am because of promotion,” she said defensively. “I don’t look at TV and listen to radio and say, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a hoe now. Oh, I’m gonna do this now. I’m gonna talk like this. I’m gonna get a tattoo that says I’m a doll. I’m gonna get a chain that says I’m a doll. ‘ I’m Lil mama, till the day I die, period. [Is that another stab at Nick?] Gun shot.” (Power 105.1)
Last month, Mama claimed Minaj stole her image and rocked it at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
“But my cut is blunt and futuristic and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day I know what I do and I know what I possess and I know who I am. I’m a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation so I’m flattered. I understand the universal law. I’m not confused, I don’t feel like a follower. I started so many things that new artists are doing now anyway -my style, the way I’m aggressive on a track, the way I come through, the way my beat bangs. There are so many things that were borrowed, that I influenced that’s happening in music right, so I’m far from discouraged.” (VIBE)
In 2009, Mama criticized Minaj for representing a sexual image toward younger fans.
“Nicki Minaj is a talented rapper,” Lil Mama said in an interview. “She’s out there, she’s doing her. What she represents, I don’t represent and she’s doing something different, that’s her lane. As the voice of the young people, Lil Mama, I focus on bringing up young girls to respect their bodies, respect theyself, do it up.” (BET)
A few weeks ago, Mama talked about possibly taking a music hiatus and co-signed Minaj’s recent power moves.
“Um, I’m just living my life, you know,” Mama said when asked if she is working on a new album. “I’m about to move to Paris. I don’t even know about music anymore. [Am I serious?] Maybe. I just dropped a new single, ‘On & On & On’ and it’s getting a really good response. So I just want to thank my fans for that — [Nicki Minaj?] She’s talented. She’s doing her thing and she has her path and I wish her the best. God bless her. (Rap-Up)
Check out Lil Mama’s interview below: