Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has turned down speculation that her new “Roman’s Revenge” record is intentionally calling out Lil Kim.
According to Minaj, Kim is not being targeted, however, she admits the song is directed toward female rap critics.
“No, I’m talking about everyone who has been in interviews talking and I think it’s good for people to hear me respond to a lot, people have said so much about me so I don’t ever single anyone out because no one is worth being singled out,” Minaj explained in an interview when asked if she was dissing Kim. “No one is worth having their name mentioned out of my mouth and they never will get that. But you know, I’ve been quiet for such a long time, I’ve been the nice guy, I’ve been the person that gave everybody their props. I complemented everybody from day one and I think that as a rapper, you can’t be a rapper and not speak on things being said about you. So, I use my music to say what I have to say.” (99 Jamz)
Rap veteran Roxanne Shante recently shared her reaction to Minaj’s “Revenge” track.
“If she named it ‘Roman’s Revenge’ after ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’, then I’m honored. Job very well done,” Shante said in an interview. “[Nicki’s] record was to prove a point, but I was never afraid to say names. Not saying that she’s afraid, but I always wanted people to know who I was talking about…The similarities are she just doesn’t care. Like, [Lil Kim], this is what I’m saying about you, now what you gonna do? Being a battle rapper that was totally respected by my male counterparts, I understand where she’s coming from. No one can tell the future. [Lil’ Kim] could come back with something that blows everyone’s mind. Or, she could come back with something and blow her own mind.” (VIBE)
The record landed online over the Halloween weekend.
Minaj has finally responded to the ongoing disses from Lil Kim. Now after months of keeping quiet, what’s Nicki’s response? Lil Kim’s a has-been. On her new track “Roman’s Revenge” featuring Eminem Nicki sends not so subliminal disses towards Kim saying, “Look at my show footage all these girls be spazzin, so what the f*ck I look like getting back to a has-been. Yeah I said it, HAS-BEEEN. Hang it up, FLAT SCREEN. PLASMA… I’m a bad b*tch…I’m a cunt and I’ll kick that h*e…PUNT…You need a job this ain’t cutting it, Nicki Minaj is who you ain’t f*cking wit.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Last summer, Lil Kim said Minaj needed to pay homage to her.
“Here’s my thing, all females that come in the game, we all need to stick together and I always try my best to embrace them but what happens is when you come into the game and realize that I’m not going away and my fans are still here and they can’t just step over me. They can’t just step on me and then they’re kinda like, they get upset and then they don’t want to be my friend anymore and I think that’s really childish, you know what I’m saying? It’s stupid because all I ask for is to be respected — pay homage at the end of the day, a lot of things go on behind the scenes that people don’t know about and it will be aired out. You can’t hide the truth — when I came out to do this promo tour, it was a reminder of where it came from because if you’re gonna swagger jack somebody and take their style, at least pay the respect and the homage…” (Kendra G)
Check out Nicki Minaj’s interview below: