Lil’ Kim v Nicki Minaj | Full ThisIs50 Interview + A Recap On Beef So Far

I’ve been doing my best not to get too caught up in the Lil’ Kim v Nicki Minaj spate which has been going on for the past couple weeks, and hence, haven’t posted about it, but once this scathing interview arrived on the interwebs I knew it was definitely time to take heed! Lil Kim is definitely going IN, not only on Nicki, but on her supporters, Drake and Diddy. Here are all the parts of the interview a heated Lil Kim did with




Head under the jump to see the lead up to this interview and my two-pence.

The “beef” thus far:

1st June: Lil Kim decides that imitation ISN’T the best form of flattery and takes subliminal dig at Nicki Minaj by pulling her pink wig off onstage.

3rd June: Ray J fires verbal shots at Nicki Minaj on stage with Lil Kim (poor sound quality)

4th June: Lil Kim speaks about Nicki Minaj for not “paying homage” in a radio interview

4th June: Drake says “I don’t give a f*ck what Lil’ Kim is talking about” on stage with Nicki Minaj

While the rest of the rap world are imparting their opinion on the situation, the only person not to respond is Lil’ Kim’s opponent, Nicki Minaj. At this point it seems like she’s doing the clever thing rather than barging into a beef. Undoubtedly influenced by the “Queen Bee”, Nicki has in the past mentioned her respect for Lil Kim; but it’s likely that Kim is feeling slighted by a newer, fresher artist taking her formula and making it relevant today? In my opinion it’s obvious that Lil’ Kim needs this beef a lot more than Nicki does, as over the past two weeks she’s had more coverage than she’s had since her “Dancing With The Stars” promo campaign. Regardless of what happens next, if the threat of competition will fuel Lil Kim to bring back a musical energy we haven’t seen since 2003’s Notorious K.I.M, that’s definitely not a bad thing.

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