Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris recently gave his thoughts on the Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim dispute and said both emcees should come together for a collaboration.
Luda believes there is more than enough room for an ample amount of female competition in rap.
“I think if Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj do a record together it’s gonna kill the entire industry,” Luda said in an interview. “You don’t have that many women in the industry so the lane is wide open…The fact that we have females out there that’s going back and forth — and I’m not saying it’s either one’s fault — I feel like y’all need to come together and squash all this bulls– and make records together…Because [there’s] a lot of women that wanna hear what the h*ll y’all got to say.” (MTV)
New York rapper Ja Rule also feels both artists should come together for a record.
“I thought Nicki was paying homage,” Rule explained to DJ Vlad. “I never heard Nicki say nothing disrespectful about Kim. As a matter of fact, in interviews I thought I heard Nicki say she likes Kim — for me, having been in possibly the biggest beef in hip-hop, I think hip-hop beefs are wack because the beef I was in, n*ggas act like I didn’t battle back, I didn’t make rap battles, nah, y’all motherf*ckers didn’t want to hear my raps back at 50 [Cent] or y’all didn’t want to hear what I had to say about 50 because he was the new hot artist at the time — everybody rode on that wave which I understand…I think it’s silly for Nicki and Kim to be arguing. I think they could be making hot records together because it’s obvious that Nicki likes Kim, she did the same pose, like, that pose is so obvious Kim. Nobody can mistake that for being you, that can only be said as paying homage. It’s not like she tried to steal that from you. It can’t, that was your sh*t.” (Vlad TV)
Earlier this month, Game contemplated who would win a rap battle.
“Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, they looking like Game and 50 right now,” he said in an interview with radio personality Ricky Padillareferring to his past issues with 50 Cent. “With the knuckle game, I’ve seen pictures of Nicki Minaj, I seen video of her when she rocked the hoodie and the skully and she was kinda low-key looking like a dude, I don’t know, she might have a little something. And then, Lil Kim went to the pen so she’s probably a little gully with the knuckles. Lyrically, I gotta go with Lil Kim. Yeah, hands down. Lyrically.” (102 Jamz)
Kim claims Minaj has subliminally taken shots at her on numerous occasions.
“For the last year, she’s been subliminally taking shots at me, subliminally taking shots at the other girls in the industry and I mean come on, we read that interview where she said ‘Oh, being that the other rap chicks in the game ain’t got sh*t to do right now, when I’m by the pool, they can feed me grapes,’ I remember that sh*t,” Kim said in an interview. “I keep my ears to the street at all times. Just because I do my Hollywood thing and my Malibu Barbie thing don’t mean my ears ain’t to the streets at all times.” (This Is 50)
Check out Ja Rule speaking on Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim below: