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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.]

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