Two of musics most influential female rappers go head-to-head, taking to their best outlet - music. When Nicki Minaji released single ‘Pink Friday’ as an attempt to slam notorious rap icon Lil’ Kim, there’s only one thing expected to follow - an even uglier response via the original rap diva.
According to PopEater.com, the “beef” all started in the spring of 2010 when Kim publicly excoriated Minaji with accusations of ripping of her own pioneering look from the ‘90s. Ms. Kim told a radio station:
"When [female rappers] come in the game and they realize that I'm not going away and my fans are still here and they can't just step on me, they get upset and then they'd don't want to be my friend anymore. I think that's really childish and stupid. Because all I ask for is respect, and I show the same respect back. Pay homage, at the end of the day a lot of things go on behind the scenes that people don't know about. It will be aired out, because you can't hide the truth.”
When Kim’s debut album ‘Hard Core’ went double platinum in ’96, she was officially established as the Queen of Hip-Hop. Almost two decades later, “the Queen" has no plans on passing the torch.
Continuing the beef in true hip-hop fashion, Lil’ Kim does what any other artist would do, dedicate her latest single to talking shit.
You truly are a badass you-know-what, Queen Kim, and we love you for it.