The Baddest Chick in the Game Tournament was poised to have its share of upsets, but no one expected Beyoncé, a No. 1 seed in the Wifeys and Exes bracket, to be eliminated in the second round. Leave it to Kimbella, a No. 8 seed, to dethrone the woman Jay-Z once proclaimed “the hottest chick in the game” on his own “Public Service Announcement. When the buzzer sounded, the scoreboard read: Kimbella 18,255 and Beyoncé 15,586. XXLMag.com caught up with the video vixen to get her reaction on beating Beyoncé.
“It’s definitely surprising,” Kimbella told XXLMag.com. “I was looking at the numbers the one day that I was on the site and I was winning by a couple thousand. And I’m like, ‘I’m confused. Is it the picture?’ I started thinking of all different reasons and the first was never ,”Oh, because I’m better than Beyoncé . That’s like my sister. I love Beyoncé. It’s very surprising. It’s nice to see that people who view XXL chose me over her and it’s very flattering.”
Kimbella had to earn her spot in the Sweet 16. Before defeating Beyoncé, she easily disposed of former video vixen Karrine Steffans. Next up, Jennifer Lopez. While winning against Bey surprised her, she likes her chances against J-Lo.
“I feel like J-Lo is cool,” Kimb offered. “I mean, she’s great competition. She’s been in the game for a very long time. She’s been through a lot of stuff. And where she’s at now, she has two kids too. It’s kinda like, she’s well-rounded. Me and her against each other, I think Beyoncé was a bigger threat than J-Lo would be. I mean, I just feel like J-Lo has had her run. And she still got it, but it’s my time now.”
Make sure to tune in when March Badness’ Road to the Final Four continues Thursday March 24 at noon on XXLMag.com.— XXL Staff