And the Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj beef continues.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj refuse to coexist in the music industry in silence. While it may appear that Nicki is over Kim and the back and forth antics that caused Lil’ Kim to release an album, entitled Black Friday, and sell it via PayPal; the head barbie really seems to have no more interest in talking directly about Lil’ Kim.. Meanwhile, Kim, a Hip Hop legend, can’t even have an interview to promote her ongoing tour without being asked about the newest sensation to the female rap game.
At a recent interview with the Breakfast Club crew, when asked about her ongoing feud with Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim revealed the origin of the beef. Kim said it all started with a track and collaboration between the two ladies, which eventually was scrapped all together without any communication to Kim. She claims she was shocked by the label’s actions as she was under the impression that they were forming a partnership. She then says Birdman and Lil’ Wayne encouraged Nicki to listen to Kim’s former unreleased tracks and create a sound similar to hers.
The rest is history as many older Hip Hop heads are crying file and duplication of an image they’ve known over a decade before Nicki Minaj grabbed the attention of Lil’ Wayne and joined the Young Money roster.
Birdman doesn’t remember it that way and in an recent interview with MTV2’s Sucker Free, the Cash Money boss says Lil’ Kim is flat out lying about what happened between her, Nicki, and the unreleased music:
“Nah, ain’t no truth to that. We based on creativity. If you know about YMCMB and you ever followed us and been a part of our music, biting and stealing that sh-t just ain’t for us. All [those] rap wars, we just grinding for the money, sun up, sun down. It’s Nicki Minaj all day everyday.”
Given Cash Money’s reputation of ripping off their own artists and former business partners, you have to take anything Birdman says with a grain of salt. Something definitely happened between Kim, Nicki, and the label; and it looks like it won’t be dying down anytime soon.
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