Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has opened up about her feelings on Lil Kim in light of recent public disses directed at her in interviews and on records.
When asked if Kim’s disses push the achievements and unity of female emcees back, Minaj admitted the Queen Bee is not helping the rap game.
“It does, it does. But the thing that I want to promote is that if you see someone doing their thing, give them their props. We all have it hard and face the same challenges as female emcees. Show some mutual love and respect for each other so that it doesn’t get nasty. And she can be a nasty character.” (New York Times)
Last week, Kim dropped a full-length diss track aimed at Minaj called “Black Friday.”
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 sh*t, 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)
Prior to the record’s release, Kim called out Minaj during a show in the rapper’s Queens, New York hometown.
“I got more love for Queens than this b*tch do,” Kim said at a Queens, New York concert. “I will erase this b*tch’s social security number. First of all I don’t even need a record right now and I’d kill that b*tch with my old sh*t. I’ll kill that b*tch with my old sh*t…Right now I’m in Queens, repping, because I got love for all the boroughs. Y’all see me in places where y’all be like, ‘How the f*ck she there?’ I touch my people — like I said, I got a catalogue, this catalogue p*ssy. I’ll kill this b*tch with my old sh*t. My records ain’t just enter the charts, they made history. What the f*ck is this bullsh*t, this sh*t come and go. What the f*ck, is you kidding me? … We gonna get back to partying, I just want to let y’all know, right, I don’t ever let nothing take me off my grind…” (Real Talk NY)
In late November, 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.” (Hot 97)
Check out Lil Kim speaking out on Nicki Minaj below: