Nicki Minaj Versus Lil Kim

For months, the buzz has been swirling about Nicki Minaj, whose recently released “Pink Friday,” featuring the track “Roman’s Revenge” that many took as a side-slap to Lil Kim.

But last Friday, Lil Kim fought back. In U.S. radio show “Simon Says,” she said “It’ll be a murder scene, I’m turning ‘Pink Friday’ to ‘Friday the 13th.’ ”

“I hate you Lil’ Kim clone/clown, all this buffonery, the sh– stops now … We all know your last name is what got you your job, you’s a put-together gimmick, something like a collage.”

And later: “That’s cool, I was the first one wit’ it / You’se a Lil Kim wannabe you just hate to admit it / I’m the blueprint you ain’t nothin’ brand new / Check your posters and videos / You’ll always be number two.”

Nicki Minaj gave her history with Lil Kim on NY radio Hot 97. She said, “This is somebody I looked at highly. We took a picture, everything was good. But you wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition. When you become competition, then people start. So I felt like, ‘You’re gonna go down in history now as a sore loser as opposed to going down in history as the Queen. Because if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

“When you see Gaga, you see Madonna — but Madonna never hated on Gaga,” Minaj continued. “Why in the black community we gotta hate on each other instead of saying, ‘Thank you for showing me love, thank you for keeping my name alive’?”

“The same way she opened doors for me, I’m opening doors for her. Nobody was playin’ your music and you damn sure couldn’t get an interview to save your life. You getting interviews, and every time you do interviews they’re asking you about Nicki Minaj. So it’s like we help each other. That’s the point, we’re helping each other. But if you are bitter, get a life.”

Do we detect a little jealousy from Lil Kim? The battle rages on. Anyway, “Pink Friday” debuted #2 on the charts last week.

By Mufsin Mahbub

Latest news
Trace News, TV, Radios, VOD, Apps