Lil Kim Talks Nicki Minaj Beef

Lil’ Kim recently stopped by New York City radio station Hot 97 to visit with Angie Martinez.

During Friday’s (December 17) interview she addressed the nature of her beef with Nicki Minaj, which according to her is merely a calculated publicity ploy. At one point, the Queen Bee called Minaj “disrespectful” for taking subliminal shots at her through her music. “I saw her coming in the game like, ‘all you chicks that’s been in the game for 10 years, move over,’” Kim told Angie of her impression of Minaj. “I thought that was disrespectful.”

Kim also revealed that when the Young Money star signed to Lil Wayne and his crew, she was present and thought about signing to the label herself. “I went over there,” she shared. “People don’t know this. I was over with Cash Money and them. Slim [Cash Money Records co-CEO] was putting me in the studio. I was in a couple of their sessions. So my thing is, I was getting ready to be allies and in their family. My whole thing was as a business woman, this would be good for people to see me with her. It would be good for her, to see that I’m willing to come over and rock with you. I don’t have no beef with you shorty at the end of the day. Beef is serious.”

In fact, Kim and Minaj had collaborated on a track called “Everywhere We Go” in the past, but Kim claims that the negative response to Minaj’s verses upset the Young Money crew. “They kind of used me to stamp it, because they knew that they were gonna kinda steal my swag,” she said. “If you are going to steal my swag you gonna have to pay.”

The two female rappers have been going back and forth recently but Kim insists, “I’m not looking for beef. I’m not looking for someone to start a war with. That’s not me. That’s not what I do.” Although Minaj has never addressed Lil Kim by name, she has released the track “Roman’s Revenge” which many see as an attack on Kim. As retaliation, the Brooklyn rapper dropped the diss record “Black Friday.” –Nicole LoPresti

[Watch Lil' Kim clown Nicki Minaj during the interview here.]

  • HU

    The only female I really check for nowadays is Natasha Dulce. I’ll take a Natasha Dulce scene all day over a Minaj or Kim album. Anyway, what’s the real difference between these chicks anyway?

  • Mj

    Man, you’ll never catch me dropping words over some internet comment section, but I gotta say, homie, why do you keep mentioning Natasha Dulce. You really spending that much time rubbin one out?

  • http://www.youtube.com/greatrastar82 ImMe

    There are a few diffeences. One is that Lil’ Nikki stole Kim’s whole style. Check the record and refer to when Kim first came out wit BIG. Let’s refer to Lil’ Nikki’s sound before she got signed. I would like to hear the old demos. Nikki came out all made up. Kim got the doe and then did it.

    Kim does sound like an HATER because the game is changing and she didn’t stay relevant. However, Kim would just need to ether Lil Nikki and this beef would be gone. NO QUESTIONS. The questions is: does Kim think she can ether Nikki? if so, when? I do, but the music isn’t there. That Black Friday track was suspect and so was that Roman’s revenge. If Nikki really wanted Kim she would’ve put her name out like Hov did Nas or 2Pac did his ALL enemies. Nikki and Kim might be scared of each other. Don’t worry there’s another female MC working to take both of your spots. BETTER STAY RELEVANT!!!

  • umad

    yo real talk 103 style.
    Kim is that chick botton line, erbody can deny it all ya want that Nicki aint still a bit of Kim’s swag. she did it in a sly way like mentioned earlier and kim see dat it’s just when kim say something she looks like the bad guy, but the idiots don’t see this………But Nicki? naw i ain’t seeing her around in 2 or 3 years. just look at artist from like 3/4 years ago that had all the buzz HIGHER THAN HER,Soulja boi can’t even sell and can’t expand his fanbase. Dream can’t even do nothing after all his luvy duvy songs are now played out, CIARA had a big 1 year hype after that nothing else………see. Dat’s why i ain’t WERbout it cuz i know she’ll be gon soon. smile

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQLUTkG_Eo&sns=fb townbiz

    a couple broads not getting along? weird.

    click the name for the new BG Wiz Khalifa diss “green n purple”

  • Sha

    Ok….. Lil Kim is seriously losing appeal with me (actually she lost it with that super-fucked face lift).

    What if Dr. Dre was beefin’ with Kanye or Timbaland about respect? How stupid would that sound?

    If you’re a legend you speak with your product. Kim has not been relevant since she went to the bing (maybe before that even).

    Kim is a dope lyricist. Definitely in the top ten of female emcees. But there comes a time when legacy is more important that the lime-light.

    But on some real shit? MC Lyte would murder both of these chicks.

  • flavorblade

    Nicki didn’t steal Lil Kim’s rap style. Nicki’s style is more like a spin off of Busta Rhymes. She’s the first female that I’ve heard really go hard on that style. Male M.C’s like Redman, OBD, Ludacris, Eminen, Tech 9, use that frenetic one minute, tense calm the next, switch up the vocal tones, shout whenever you feel like. It’s a hyper emotional sort of style. To be successful with it you need to have a decent on beat flow, fast and slow mastered. Then jump-off into the wildness. I give Nicki credit she’s the first mainstream female I’ve heard to do this. I don’t know if she can double time though, the top male M.C’s can also double time. Like where Em show’d up Little Wayne on Recovery.

    Kim’s biggest thing going is she’s got that sexy voice with a little husk to it, that men can tolerate for a whole album. Personally I don’t dig female M.C’s whose voices sound to whinny. I think Kim could do the Busta flow if she wanted, but by now people will say she’s biting Nicki. The average teen age hip-hop fan doesn’t know where shit really came from.

    I think Nikki’s swag is a bit different to, she’s like on some spoiled lollipop girl shit. Kim was more like black crime family mistress coming up with B.I.G and all. They both use sex which is a no-brainer (pardon the pun) for most chicks.

    Lil Kim has hits that sound good now. Nikki ain’t got nothing like that; really. Not yet anyway. But again teenagers don’t care about all that, with enough pub it’s like you got a hit; nowadays. Nikki got all the pub.

    Kim is mad because metaphorically it’s like Nikki has the highest selling jersey, but hasn’t even made the playoffs yet.
    Kim got championships. She needs to tweek her image. there’s a few things she can do to secure and grow her fanbase at this point in her career, but the industry is all about next.

  • T

    How about we ignore these two clown sluts and give attention to real female rappers like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliot?

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    damn…cats STILL don’t get it…it’s the STYLE/SWAG JACK, NOT RHYME STYLE JACK…

    Kim is a female rapper, Minaj is an entertainer that raps. Nothing wrong with that, maximize her talent, like a good talent scout/A & R SHOULD. Minaj will put out another album, probably get a couple movie roles, or a spot on a TV sitcom, drop a song here and there, her rap “career” done.

    I can’t say she hasn’t been RELEVANT since her skid bid, when she came out and did ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and had a movie portrayal. What’s being RELEVANT to you’s? A Top 10 hit? Major media promo? Radio play? There MANY rappers out there who don’t have that. Are they IRELEVANT? NO.

  • Q461

    I can’t say she hasn’t been RELEVANT since her skid bid, when she came out and did ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and had a movie portrayal. What’s being RELEVANT to you’s? A Top 10 hit? Major media promo? Radio play? There MANY rappers out there who don’t have that. Are they IRELEVANT? NO

    @ Don mcCaine

    What it do homey? I think these niggaz believe kim ain’t relevant because she hasn’t put out new music in a minute, where as you are saying she is relevant because she has been in the public eye recently despite no new music. I would tend to agree with your definition to a degree. It’s like is missy Elliot irrelevant because she hasn’t dropped in awhile? Nah because shorty is still working and you can’t just “erase”over 7 million records sold in Missy’s case and over 4 million in Kim’s case. Hip-Hop fans are sometimes too fickle, too quick to abandon our artists. Now would Kim sell as much as Nicki if she dropped next year? Would Missy? Most likely no because peoples interests change, just look at Nelly’s most recent record for proof of what i’m saying. But does that mean Kim ain’t relevant in the game? Missy? Nelly? Shit, I would fuck with Lauryn Hill’s new shit like crazy if she put some new shit out and she hasn’t put out anything in like over 10 years.

    Not for nothin, i don’t even think Nicki stole Kim’s swag. With what? The sexy dress and pink wigs? kim’s first album was on some I got the baddest pussy, noone fuckin with the baddest bitch in the mafia type shit …Nicki is on some multiple personality..reppin my young money crew shit…. Am I the only one that doesn’t think Nicki took shit except the temporary vacant spot in the mainstream female mc lane???

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      Q whaddups?

      U ain’t lyin’…I will concede that it may have been the behind the scenes people who coerced Minaj to emulate Kim, and not Minaj herself…but the promo photos out there are blatant proof of the swag jack tho…you can see the Gaga jacking now. Like to make the claim of the new ‘rap Queen’ they took Kim’s style, and the claim of ‘raps version of Lady Gaga’ is the new style rip, to appeal to her fanbase and her pop demographic.

      yet I will state I’m surprised the heads that were calling people haters and out of touch ol’ heads because some didn’t like Minaj’s album are quiet when momma Waka said she didn’t like the album either…and momma Waka is the 1 who put her in that position to blow up…

      • http://www.youtube.com/greatrastar82 ImMe

        What do I mean by staying RELEVANT? Kim lost her edge. Dancing with the stars was a move to keep her relevant and in the public eye. Kim hasn’t dropped any new music. She hasn’t dropped an album prior to going to prison and having that BET show. Kim could’ve still been droppin mixtapes showing the people she didn’t go nowhere. We didn’t hear from Kim again until Nikki got hot. I like Kim and don’t care for Nikki much at all. However, Kim needs to let the MUSIC speak for herself and not do al these interviews.

        Nikki did steal Kim’s style/swagger. Once again, check the records. Go back in the past and learn hip hop. Most kats don’t remember because 90s babies were young as hell in like ’98. These kids don’t remember Kim and Foxy when they were at their prime.

        The comment about Missy staying relevant was horrible. Missy is still relevant because she behind the scenes. REMEMBER, she’s a songwriter. Who do you think is helpin Jazmine Sullivan? Missy is more than Hip Hop. She’s also R&B. Lauryn is is BETTER THAN THEM ALL. The problem is that Lauryn’s album was TOO MUCH of an classic. It would be too hard to top the Miseducation CD. There’s too much pressure. Just like 50 after droppin Get Rich or Die Tryin.

        • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

          “Kim hasn’t dropped any new music”

          “Kim could’ve still been droppin mixtapes showing the people she didn’t go nowhere”

          ^ she did a collab w/Luda and a couple of solo joints this year…regardless if they didn’t stick, she has put out music…

          she’s been more relevant than what people think…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rareelegance HilLesha

    Listen to some real music (i.e. 2PAC – lyrics with real meaning). Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj is cRAP music.

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      cRAP=cocaine rap music…did you know this? Surprised you didn’t name female rappers as an example too…

  • Q461

    Maybe its just me but I only can see hints of Kim’s swagger in Nicki’s dress and image but not in her flow or lyrical content…As far as Gaga, I would say thats a much more accurate comparison to the demographic they are marketing Nicki towards…Nicki is like the hip-hop Gaga…Kim was never marketed to be like that, she was built to be a female sidekick to BIG.

    As far as the album goes.. I thought it was pretty weak with the exception of a few tracks…def not on the level of Hardcore…but its almost like when an actor makes a critically panned movie or a movie that just overall wasn’t artistically their best effort, but it still becomes a blockbuster film anyway… Nicki’s people are gonna be laughing all the way to the bank once she goes plat and starts sellin out shows….I doubt they will give a fuck what the hip-hop purist thinks….And if they do, well that will just give Nicki more ammo to go hard on her sophomore effort….

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    “but its almost like when an actor makes a critically panned movie or a movie that just overall wasn’t artistically their best effort, but it still becomes a blockbuster film anyway”

    ^ aka we need our investment back so promote the sh^t out of it type of talk…and Nicki ain’t going nowhere…but she ain’t gonna be here long either…she’s already gone…no way she’s gonna make a full rap album now, her pop allure would fade.

  • Q461

    “Nicki ain’t going nowhere…but she ain’t gonna be here long either…she’s already gone…no way she’s gonna make a full rap album now, her pop allure would fade.”

    You are prob right about that but you never know. Drake came out kind pop on thank me later and has mentioned his next record may bring dude back to the essence ( even wants to work with Primo) So maybe just maybe Nicki would do some more strictly hip-hop shit on her next record , but album will prob be filled with Gaga and Justin Beiber features instead if they tryin to keep countin stacks. At least we know Kim is gonna come back with some tough shit on her next record, I dont see her doing records with Gaga … Rihanna maybe???

    It’s like the Black Eyed Peas. Kids these days dont even realize they came out like Tribe Called Quest or Pharcyde on their first record….then Will wised up and took them into pop and now electro-dance stuff and even added a white female singer to the group….I miss the old BEP but I respect Will I am cause he had that forsight and cashed in…. Safe to say Nicki will be prob more Fergie than than Jean Grae on her next CD…

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    “It’s like the Black Eyed Peas”

    ^ them cats were ’bout to get dropped b4 Fergie…chopped it up with them da same way I chop it up online…look at them now…

    “Safe to say Nicki will be prob more Fergie than than Jean Grae on her next CD…”

    ^ this I believe to the max…like Drake will have to do more SFG than TML…I c u Q…you have an A&R mind, not a fan opinion…

  • PEARY

    NICKI MINaJ WAS COO IN THE BEGINNING BUT WHEN SHE WAS MAKING HER WAY UP IN TEH COME UP AND SHE WAS BEING HER SELF SHE WAS OK WIT DA FLOW BUT NOW MAJORITY OF HER SHIT AINT GOOD ORLESS SOMEONE IS FEATURED ON HER SHIT OR SHE FEATURED ON HER OWN SHIT SHE DONT GOT NO CLUBB BANGERS HER FUCKING ALBUM WAS GARBAGE SHITTY ASS FUCK WAYNE AINT PUT HER ON FOR THAT SHTI AND SHE STARTING TO BRAG ABOUT HER RICHES TO MUCH IN SONGS AND SHIT WHICH MEANS SHE FORGGETTING WHERE THE FCUK SHE CAME FROM DEFINATELY NOT COO….SHE NEED TO DO I SELF REFLECTION BECAUSE THE ONLY REASON WHY SHE HOT RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE SHE STRICTLY HAS NOOOO FEMALE COMPETITION KIM MAKING HER WAY BACK IN NOW… AND IM GLAD CAUSE KIM IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THAT BITCH HANDS DOWN MINAJ IS A FUCKING WANNABE SHE STARTING TO TRY TO HARD AND WITHOUT WAYNE SHE WOULD BE SHIT….BOTTOM LINE SO SHE BETTER BE THANKFULW AYNE DISCOVERED THAT ASS AND REMMEBER WHERE THE FUCK SHE CAME FROM AND GIVE THE RIGHT FEMALES THERE FUCKING RESPECT CAUSE SHE AINT PAVE SHIT FOR NOBODY… SO SHE NEED TO GET THAT FUCKING SHIT OUT HER MOUTH AND HEAD…..CANT WAIT TIL KIM DROP HER NEW SHIT IN JANUARY LIKE SHE SAID AND SHE GOT NEW VIDEOS TO SHE GONE BE #THATBICTH ONCE AGAIN SMH MINAJ IS A FUCKING JOKE COMPARED TO KIM……….

  • Uncle B

    I was a big Kim fan. Now I think she’s a joke. She’s a damn lie when she says there’s no beef. I think it’s crazy when older artist think a younger artist should bow down to them when they arrive. Nicki has always said how she loved and admired those before her. She doesn’t have to kiss Kim’s ass to show respect. I wish Nicki all the best.

  • Tiffiny Elise Shipp

    Well, to me, Kim didnt lie. She told the truth about the situation and the conclusion is there is no beef. People sometimes create phony situations to make themselves look better, so mad props to Kim for addressing the situation and dismissing all bs. i have had to do it before, so I know how it feels to have lies and misinformation out. In the end, as Kim stated, “Beef is serious.”

  • http://newnickiminaj.com/ Nicki Minaj

    omg who ever say nicki fake yall fake