Young Money’s Drake recently talked about Nicki Minaj‘s critics and said they are jealous of her relevance in hip-hop.
Drizzy also explained why he recently lashed out at Lil Kim.
“Yeah I think the main thing for me was – and the reason I lashed out in that situation – was, because it wasn’t about me. And there are a lot of stupid things that other of rappers are going to try and rope me into. But at the end of the day, unfortunately, that’s not what pushes my buttons. You can say anything to me and I will not react to it. And even in that specific situation [with Lil Kim] when things start getting said about me, it lost its thrill. You know what I mean? My biggest thing was I don’t like when you talk about people I love. People that I know for a fact are working very hard and are very respectful people. I don’t like that. That pushes my buttons more than anything you can say about me. It was wrong for ever saying anything in regards to that situation and, as you can see, I left it alone. Its over at this point. You know, I’m not going to give somebody a “look” off that. The fact is, I see Nicki pay a lot of respect to a lot of emcees in the game and she’s just working hard, doing her thing. Other individuals who aren’t relevant get jealous.” (All Hip Hop)
Earlier this month, Drake said he was unfazed by Kim publicly bashing him in a recent interview.
“I really don’t care,” Drake said about Kim’s backlash toward him name-dropping her at a concert earlier this month. “My biggest thing is, sometimes I get a little impulsive when people start talking about people I love. I really don’t care what you say about me, you can say whatever you want. I’ll never respond to it, I’ll never react to it. But when you start talking about the people I love, I do get a little bit more reactive and that’s all that happened right there, but like I said, Nicki’s got records climbing the charts and today, Thank Me Later is out, so, it’s just about relevant people today, that’s all.” (YouTube)
Kim poked fun at Drake for revealing his true emotions and going at a female artist earlier this month.
“I used to really like Drake…for him to have the audacity to disrespect me? He’s gonna shout me out, when Ray J‘s the one who said it? How b*tchy do you look right now? You look like a straight p*ssy…You came at me, and I’m the f*king female… I didn’t even know [Ray J] was gonna do this sh*t….when he was on stage and he said what he said, I had no choice but to back him…” (Miss Info TV)
R&B singer Ray J initially called out Minaj a few weeks ago.
Ray J took a moment to express his feelings on females in rap, primarily Nicki Minaj. “I’m seeing a lot of Lil Kim imposters,” Ray J stated. “I’m not saying no names, but you know who,” he continued, referencing biting Kim’s style after calling Kim the greatest female rapper ever. Lil Kim added, “We love her. We just want her to pay homage,” making an obvious reference to Minaj. “If you don’t pay homage then f*ck you,” she concluded. (Hip Hop DX)
Check out Drake speaking on Lil Kim below: