Or I could just be a little bit dramatic. Either way, rumors say Nicki Minaj was going to send an official “F U” to the Queen B with her Summer Jam performance.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
As Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim continue their several year rap beef, the music industry is still placed in a position in which it seems it has come down to Old School vs. New School. Nicki has gone on to ultimate pop music stardom, though her new sound has alienated a majority of fans who supported the female rapper since her debut to the underground Hip Hop scene.
As reported recently, Lil’ Kim is currently on tour in which she is posed to make an official comeback to the rap game. Earlier last month, photos of the notable female rapper and rappers Eve, Missy Elliott, and Pepa from Salt and Pepa, hit the urban blogs and caused controversy. But Kim didn’t just stop with backstage photos with the ladies, she even invited them to perform with her during one of her shows.
Some Hip Hop observers took this to be Kim’s quiet way of taking shots at Nicki, as the pictures sort of read that Kim is still a big enough figure in Hip Hop that the female rappers from back in the day are currently on her side.
Nicki said nothing as the photos were immediately slapped up on every major urban gossip blog. But rumors have it she would indeed have an answer with her upcoming and eventually cancelled performance for Hot 97’s Summer Jam.
What were her plans?
Nicki had plans to bring out several major artists during her time on stage. One of them included Kim’s first nemesis, the one and only, rapper Foxy Brown.
Foxy Brown has been very vocal in her support for Nicki and continued disdain for Lil’ Kim. Not too long ago, Foxy told the media that she too would be recording a diss record to go after Kim. While the diss record never really popped off, she happily took Young Money’s Head Barbie’s invitation to join her on stage during Summer Jam.
And not only was Foxy going to be joining Nicki on stage, but so was Lauryn Hill and Nas, who are both considered two legends in Hip Hop.
This would have been the ultimate win for Nicki. Why? Well she would have Kim’s first enemy officially join her on stage, followed by the stamp of approval from two of Hip Hop’s legends, with one of them being one of the best female rappers of our time, Lauryn Hill. And everyone knows Lauryn doesn’t just perform with anybody. She has a reputation of being real strict about who she performs with on stage. She is also one of Nicki’s idols.
And in addition to what could have happened on stage, one must also take in consideration that Nicki has been endorsed by just about every major female rapper who paved the way, including Queen Latifah and MC Lyte.
The performance could have definitely made Kim’s recent pairings with Missy and Eve look very small with who she would have been on stage with her. Especially when even Eve said herself that Nicki was dope.
What do you think the performance could have done to Kim’s comeback?