It’s old news that Lil Kim has had a lot of stuff to say – none of it positive – about Nicki Minaj (there are some YouTube videos of the former trash talking Minaj if you want to do further studies on the matter). At issue is whether or not Minaj has shown enough reverence toward, or paid sufficient thanks to, Lil Kim for opening the doors of hip-hop to young, female rappers. Minaj had remained fairly quiet on the issue, choosing not to respond directly to most of Lil Kim’s snipes. Until an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez this past weekend, when Minaj suddenly had a lot to say about Lil Kim. Such as:
“She just really jumped out of the window and you got to be careful when you pick fights…I think people get me mistaken with like a real Barbie, they forget where I’m from. If I have to revert back, I can and I will. Don’t play with me…I respect you and love you. I’ve said it in every interview, time and time again. And if that’s not good enough for you mama, then it’s something deep rooted in you. Something is bothering you inside — that’s your insecurity bothering you. It’s not Nicki Minaj, it’s any girl that’s popping. She picked a fight with Foxy, then she picked a fight with Eve, then it was Miss Wallace, now it’s Nicki Minaj. Every time you’re in the news, you are getting at somebody. Put your music out and when I see your name on Billboard that’s when I’ll respond to you. Other than that. Goodbye!”
And for good measure, Minaj added:
“I feel like, you are going to go down in history now as a sore loser, as opposed to going down in history as the Queen.”
There’s actually more where that came from and plenty of it makes total sense and Nicki Minaj kind of has a point. Many points, actually. Anyway, for more, visit Billboard here.