Lil Kim Doesn’t Care What Anyone Thinks

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Lil Kim is always making moves. The 39-year-old rapstress appeared alongside her new artist Tiffany Foxx to body their cypher performance at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Then, Kimmy Blanco made history at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse 2013 when Kendrick Lamar brought her out and unified the king and queen of New York hip-hop. She’s also busy working on her new mixtape Hard Core 2k13, a follow-up to her double platinum debut album, Hard Core. But it’s not like Kim is all work and no play—she’s been having fun hanging out with her new pal Miley Cyrus, too. While Kim was on her way to rehearsal for her gig at O1NE Yas Island, XXL got the scoop on her relationship with Miley, the documentary she’s planning to release, and where she stands in hip-hop today.

“Nowadays, it’s just females are jealous. And they want to act like the girl who is responsible for all this doesn’t exist.”

How did you end up meeting Miley Cyrus?
She was in [Tiffany Foxx’s “Twisted”] video with me almost a year ago. We were always Twitter friends and when we saw each other out, we would always show each other love, but we came even closer. She texts me a lot when she’s about to do something. [When] we around in the same place, we always call each other and text each other and we be talking. She’s like, “I got a surprise for you for Halloween!” She dressed up as me and it was the best. I loved it. I thought it was fucking awesome.

You’ve said in past interviews that Tiffany Foxx is a boss just like you. How do you keep each other motivated?
I mean I don’t know about any other chicks, but a boss bitch love to be around another boss bitch. I don’t want to just be around somebody that I can teach. I want to be around somebody [who] I can learn something from too. That’s where a lot of these chicks go wrong. At the end of the day, we [are] riding with each other. That’s how it should be. I’m pretty sure Rick Ross, Jay Z and French Montana, they all rock with each other, but they all bosses at the same time.

“I definitely see myself as the queen. I am the one who made it possible for females to be sexy. That’s just the bottom line.”

Do you still think women in hip-hop are struggling to find their collective voice?
Yeah, definitely, because you have other women out there who want to be by themselves. They don’t get the art of unity and what inspired that. You can’t come in the game and think, “Oh, okay, I’m going to be the only one out here. I don’t want to stand in the line with no other chicks.” It’s still a struggle because when a woman makes it to the top, it wasn’t like that when we were out. When we made it to the top, the real divas—me, Missy, Eve—we had no problem standing in a line. Look, let’s get this money. We did songs together. We just kept continuously doing it even when we didn’t like each other. We did photo shoots even when we couldn’t stand each other. It was more real. Nowadays, it’s just females are jealous. And they want to act like the girl who is responsible for all this doesn’t exist. That’s whack. That’s real corny, but things will change. That’s the one thing for certain—two things for sure. Things will change.

You are planning on dropping a documentary. Is that still coming out?
Yeah, we’re still working on it. I have a book coming out so I am trying to figure out if I want to drop it around the time the book drops or first quarter. It’s focusing on everything. I can’t even tell you one specific thing. It’s everything. It’s whatever is going on that day. [Laughs]

What do you think is the biggest misconception of Lil Kim?
I can’t really say because I don’t really care what people think no more. It’s hard. The one thing that made me so great before is I just did what the fuck I do. I didn’t care how I did it. I did it for my fans at the same time, but I also did it for me. That’s what my fans love because I did me. I told them the story about me and my life. I made sexual music that was fun and just people loved to sing to. I don’t really care no more. It’s whatever now.

With hip-hop turning 40 this year, where do you see yourself stand?
I am definitely the queen. I definitely see myself as the queen. I am the one who made it possible for females to be sexy. That’s just the bottom line. And [I] still rap hard with the fellas. Period.

Do you still feel that you deserve more respect?
I don’t give a fuck. It’s whatever. At this point, it is what it is. The streets made me. They stay at me. There’s nothing that’s gonna take away from my legacy. I’m sorry. It is what it is. I’m dying this way. With the crown on my head, nobody can take nothing away from me. It is what it is. I am who I am. Bottom line. Eric Diep

  • #LaughsAtHopefuls

    Oh did she “body” the cypher? Pretty sure it was so bad that XXL put it on their worst moments list AND couldn’t even comment on it! Why are you kissing up to her when she is a nobody now anyway?

    • That_N

      Nah, actually they put it in the top 10 (I think number 6).

    • BlackBarbie2000

      Mad that XXL and everyone is now starting to acknowledge her as QUEEN and give her the proper resepect she deserves as a hip-hop pioneer and legend ?
      and what Qualifies you to call Lil’ Kim a nobody ? whose life have you changed ?

      • BlackBarbie2000

        yeah, that’s why Kim was included in MANY “Best Cypher” polls and lists..
        dead !!!!!

        • blablabla

          shut up. kim’s cypher was utter trash n nobody is mad at a bitch who been floppin since 2008 ;)

          • BlackBarbie2000

            shut the f-ck up you ugly faggot !! that’s why you continue leaving comments on Kim’s posts. if the post wasnt TRUE you wouldn’t be pressed. Kim is HERE and she is here to STAY
            so DIE ANGRY ! and Kim can flop till 2050 and her songs will still be remembered YEARS from now, she will still be the original barbie and she will still be FAR more talented than Sicki Garbaj. GO AND HELP NICKI SELL OUT her Kmart CLOTHES and help her sell a MILLION COPIES of her second album !! WHY ARE YOU ON KIM’S POST ??? #PressedBums

          • Dy’yenn Love

            yea we should just buy out just make yall mad….that nobody selling out kim album..dam watch nicki kill the queen money and stat

    • BlackBarbie2000

      yeah, that’s why Kim was included in MANY “Best Cypher” polls and lists..
      dead !!!!!

  • Y’all-KNOW-Who

    Why is she CONTINUING to come at Nicki in this interview? Nicki showed her love from the beginning and even still does! Nic always thought her and Kim were good until the day Fox told her about Kim talking behind her back and even THEN she still shouted out to Kim. “Whose ya best MC- Nic, Fox & Kim” This was in 2008 off the song “Best MC” from the mixtape Sucka Free. The ONLY thing Kim could say was Nicki’s Hot 97 Freestyle back in around ’04 when Nicki said “I’m coming for the crown Kim that’s the word” Sorry but is Kim THAT dumb? That ain’t a diss it was Nicki just saying she was heading to the top- Kim was at the top at that point.

    • That_N

      Where in this interview, or any recent song, has Kim come at Nicki?

    • BlackBarbie2000

      You’re just angry and mad that people are not under Nicki’s spell anymore and that Lil’ KIM is one of the realest female rappers out there and will speak her mind.
      She is the sole reason Nicki Minaj could spit raps in pink wigs and crazy outfits yet STILL be taken seriously and respected. Kim is the BLACK Madonna.. and the fact that you barbs cant even RESPECT Kim’s legend just shows you ignorant and backward you are. Fuck STATS. Kim is the QUEEN and she will never be de-throned until she retires and passes on the torch. PERIOD.

      • Dy’yenn Love

        excuse me lol where kim not sitting on the throne cuz when ppl want a female rapper who they go for not kim but nicki when they want sombody to be on a show they want nicki……lol stat do matter cuz if nicki was not hear nobody would pay attention to the female….cuz before nicki kim been taking brake too many

    • mzjuels

      Foxy said that conversation never happened. I know the one you mean too. Where Nicki was like how Foxy is her friend in her head. Nicki was showing Kim love and still does? Is that why Fendi said he didn’t tell her to run with Kim’s whole image after she copied the Hardcore poster? The thing about Nicki showing Kim love is she also shades her and specifically stated that she wouldn’t want to pattern her career after any female rapper. But she did. Nicki in her Come Up DVD days was shading Kim. Nicki dresses like Kim then her stans try to come at Kim for calling her out. I know you saw the MTV awards and couldn’t not see Nicki instagram the exact same shoes Kim was wearing a week before her. Essentially, had she not decided to emulate her as well as few other female rappers and pop acts she still would be trying to become famous. She wanted to sing not become a rapper but she was groomed to be Kim’s rival. I don’t get how you don’t see that. Nicki before? Corporate America wasn’t going to buy that. Nicki, now? Moscato deals, ”Queen of Rap” and people swearing she pays homage to Kim.

      • Dy’yenn Love

        that a lie nicki been had red bottom but that okay stay lieing

    • Danny Martin

      Sicki was never showing her love- she was just trying to dig into her fan base! Sicki has this all planned out in her head for years!

    • Yahshay Winton

      bitch get your facts right hoe

  • BlackBarbie2000

    Yes Kim ! you have been to HUMBLE lately.
    Its’ time to get COCKY and really show people who the QUEEN is. you put in WORK in this industry.. too many people wanna steal your movement and erase you..
    You better MAKE your presence known and yes SHADE Nicki Minaj. She shades you SO MANY TIMES and her fans co-sign it and so do radio hosts.. but now Kim has something to say people have a problem with it.

    • Ruff Ryder

      The Queen… besides Missy, Eve & Lauryn?!
      Hilarious!

      • BlackBarbie2000

        Kim is a QUEEN along with them. PERIOD.
        stay pissed and angry

        • NICKI IS THE QUEEN!

          Kim should’ve taken her own advice and maybe her crown wouldn’t have been taken. ” Don’t start a fire if you don’t have a fire extinguisher to put it out” …Now Nicki is blazing and Kim is mad blowing smoke out her ass. LMAO!

    • NICKI IS THE QUEEN!

      NO! Lil’ Kim needs to HUMBLE herself, She’s always been way too COCKY. 1st off Salt-n-Pepa brought sexy to female hip hop so how can Nicki steal Kim’s movement when Kim stole it from Salt-n-Pepa. Every time I hear Kim say she’s the one who started the sexy movement in hip hop I cringe because that’s a discredit and slap in the face of Salt-n-Pepa. 2nd – It’s delusional for Kim to claim to be queen of hip hop/rap in 2013 when she hasn’t dropped an album since 2005. If Kim wanna be queen she has to show & prove like Nicki did. 3rd – It’s ironic that Kim is crying about female unity when she has had more beef with females than anyone else including her mentors mom (Ms. Wallace). C’mon now lets face the facts, Kim don’t give a sh*t about no damn female unity the only reason she’s crying about it is because she’s jealous and wants Nicki to work with her so she can get a slice of the pie. If Nicki worked with every female rapper except Kim, Kim would still think of another reason to hate on her. Kim feels like Nicki ain’t sharing the wealth but Nicki ain’t stopping Kim or none of the other girls from putting out music and uniting females. And I know what Kim was talking about when she said “Ain’t nobody taking nothing from me” She’s obviously mad cause Dr Dre named Nicki’s Pro Beats (I. Am. Queen) that’s why Kim added (I. Am) to her song Kimmy Blanco and called it (I. Am. Kimmy Blanco) on twitter but that’s clearly not the name of the song cause on the mixtape track list the song is simply called Kimmy Blanco LOL. See, what y’all don’t know about Kim is that she’s a very jealous hearted creature. Kim doesn’t want her beef with Nicki to die down cause that’s the only way people will talk about her other than her botched surgery and horrible makeup. Kim is still trying to use Nicki as her lifeline. But more importantly why do you want this beef to continue? Hasn’t Lil Kim’s legacy suffered enough because of Nicki? You should be encouraging Kim to focus on fixing her mangled image and tarnished legacy instead of telling her to shade Nicki. Chile, at this point in the game I don’t even see the point of Nicki even responding to Kim anymore cause Kim has everything to gain and Nicki has everything to lose. Kim ain’t got sh*t Nicki wants but Nicki has everything Kim wants. FYI Kim is also on a warpath because she gave her ungrateful fans 3 new song for FREE download off twitmusic and y’all didn’t even want em. Are the songs that bad? Y’all didn’t even want em for FREE O_O

      • Yahshay Winton

        bitch shut the fuck up

        • BlackBarbie2000

          dead !!!!!
          #CRYING !!!

  • blablabla

    Lmao poor flop kim, still losing while Nicki is slaying the BB hot 100 . This entire interview was about The Queen Nicki Minaj and u know it ;)

    • Danny Martin

      Nicki couldn’t even go platinum on her second album! ;)

      • Dy’yenn Love

        that a lie but that all yall do

    • BlackBarbie2000

      20 YEARS FROM NOW nobody will be playing/remembering nicki’s music. so let her sit on billboard. Sis, be real. Who remembers or is still spitting rhymes from PINK FRIDAY 1. AND 2 ??? which of them is referred to as a hip-hop classic ??
      id rather people quote my songs and refer to them as classics than being a mainstream sellout. Queen Lil’ Kim Clone could never touch Kim on her best day, you should be THANKING Lil’ Kim for being KIM. Nicki wouldnt sell a DIME if Kim didnt pave the way, you ungrateful bitch

  • icon Kain

    Nicky fake and Kim Real And I’m not talking body parts. Kim made a way for her like she said> and for you to not show any respect, That’s fed-up

  • BOSSY LADY!

    Lil Kim had Nicki on her mind threw this whole interview. Nicki owns Kim. That tells me she’s still bitter about the Queen Nicki Minaj’s success. Kim wants to blame Nicki for there only being one female rapper popping but how is that Nicki’s fault? I’ve heard Lil Kim, Missy, and EVE along with others say there’s no female unity in hip hop anymore etc… But I haven’t seen none of them embrace Nicki. The only 3 female rappers that embraced Nicki in the beginning of her career was Trina, Foxy, and Remy Ma. The rest only wanted to work with Nicki AFTER she got hot so they could use her for her young fan base (Old ass bitches). Then when Nicki didn’t collab with them they all bussed shots at her on their songs. So why would Nicki support her haters. And tbh all these old chicks need to sit their asses down cause they’ve had their time. Where were these old head chicks before Nicki got in the game? All the females that came before Nicki had the same opportunities as Nicki but they weren’t as business minded and determined to win like Nicki is. Even if Nicki had embraced Lil Kim’s jealous hearted scary looking ass she still wouldn’t achieve Nicki’s level of success cause she doesn’t have the intelligence, Kim’s an airhead simple mined gutter rat. Missy needs to go practice on how she’s gonna stop being FAKE and come out that closet (dyke). EVE needs to go ahead and get married and have kids so she can practice on being the best mom and wife she can be. Kim needs to stop worrying about Nicki cause Nicki damn sure ain’t worried about her. “Can’t you tell?” Nicki Minaj is doing what all of these chicks can only dream of. BUILDING AN EMPIRE!

    • Danny Martin

      Whoa! You’re dumbass wrote a whole essay on Queen Kimberly! Almost as bad as Sicki’s WHOLE career as a Lil’ Kim parody! LMFAO!
      Nicki’s success doesn’t come close to Kim. Kim opened the doors AND birthed Nicki. End of discussion.

      • BlackBarbie2000

        lmao !! PRETTY MUCH.
        Kim carried this game for nine months and gave BIRTH to it.

      • Dy’yenn Love

        your funny cuz kim did but dont want to hop off nicki free….nicki go get that money kim open door for her nightmare that killed her career

    • BlackBarbie2000

      stay writing essays nobody will read.

      Nicki has Kim on her mind every moves she makes in her career.
      every CLOTHING ITEM she wears. so sit down. Kim has an ICON/LEGEND who spoke nothing but FACTS in this interview. Remain PISSED.

    • mzjuels

      I’ve heard Lil Kim, Missy, and EVE along with others say there’s no female unity in hip hop anymore etc… But I haven’t seen none of them embrace Nicki. —

      Um, can you do me and everybody else responding to your grandiose nonsense a big ass favor and search ”Take Your Clothes Off” by Missy Elliott? It’s on Youtube. It’s a subliminal addressing Nicki stealing from her. Also, Nicki recently went at Eve on a record. e.e Building an empire isn’t the same thing as selling out. Being business minded? You mean like Kim was when she started the Lil Kim Cares foundation? Put out a watch line and a shoe line for women with smaller feet? I hear you on Nicki’s business ventures because she is doing it. No celebrity has ever endorsed liquor while claiming to be for the kids at the same time or had a clothing line at KMart that was based on Versace and trends from ten years ago. She’s building an empire. Sure she is. And her perfumes are everywhere. I totally hear you. I can name you 10 people off the top of my head that have perfumes and colognes out right now. You’re hysterical.

  • BlackBarbie2000

    These Minaj stans aka Kim’s granchildren are so MAD and ANGRY !
    sit on Kim’s posts you pressed bums ! Minaj posed be the QUEEN but you stalk and STAY UP on all of Kim’s shit. #Winning
    #QueenShxt

    • Dy’yenn Love

      lol lie but that all yall do

  • fuckinyogirl

    kim is a bad bitch like she said she doesn’t give a fuck what ya’ll think to me I say she’s better than nicki, her new mixtape is gon shit on nicki

  • Danny Martin

    Kim revolutionized hip hop for women.
    Then you have Doo Doo Brown, Femcee Dyke, & Sickie Garbage all sitting around JEALOUS and trying to discredit her because they didn’t do what she did! Stay mad you BARBIE FAGGS!

  • Steezy

    Kim was a legend had classics aight but that was the generation before where eve missy and kim were at the top of there game well know and shit. NOW? eve’s EVE sold 7000 first week we are at a new time where new rappers are coming in and everything drake,nicki,j cole we will always have the greats tupac,biggie,kim and all them but basing off of NOW nicki is the queen i do like nicki she gots some classics she got shit like romans revenge moment for life super bass she may have “pop influences” too but she still still slaying shes done 18 verse this year already her two albums only two albums went #1 ya can stay back in the past but for now Nicki is killing it and for the newbies iggy, azealia banks, angel haze they need to prove them selves and have a lot to accomplish still to be at nickis level no matter what flow they have

    • BlackBarbie2000

      Lil Kim is not in the LEAGUE of these new bitches. She gave BIRTH to every single one of them. the only girls you can compare to Nicki are Iggy,Azealia BANKS and the other newbies.
      Give Kim the respect she deserves she is the BLACK MADONNA whether she is flopping now or not.

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  • MalMoe

    Y’all giving this chick way too much credit.

    • BlackBarbie2000

      Being a hating ass faggot is one thing but atleast give valid points as to why you feel the way you do.

  • Débora Victoria

    Brazil Love you queen

    • BlackBarbie2000

      DEMAND KIM TO COME TO BRAZIL !!!!!