Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim feud continues
December 6th, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim feud continues

Lil' Kim is giving women emcees a bad rap, says hip-hop sensation Nicki Minaj.

In a new interview with the New York Times's T magazine, Minaj says Lil' Kim should stop dissing her and their fellow female artists and show them some love.

"The thing that I want to promote is that if you see someone doing their thing, give them their props," says 25-year-old Minaj, whose ongoing feud with the Queen Bee has intensified in recent weeks.

On "Roman's Revenge" from Minaj's just-released album, "Pink Friday" – which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts – she reportedly refers to Kim as a "has been." Meanwhile, Kim spat back on the song "Simon Says," telling Minaj, "I hate you Lil' Kim clone/clown."

But Minaj tells T magazine she wishes 36-year-old Kim would embrace up-and-coming talent instead of trying to break them down.

"We all have it hard and face the same challenges as female emcees," she says. "Show some mutual love and respect for each other so that it doesn’t get nasty. And she can be a nasty character."

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  1. CHANi..

    nikki youneed to calm down and stop tryna be like somebody ele lil kim is my son you aight but if its anything that you want in this world be yourself you have a family life and money to make stop waistin ya time on nonsense cause why you up here thinkin about that kimy she is not thinkin about you she dont care nothin for you but you need to have more respect and care for yourself....so go out there and get your money.dont let somebody elses actions control your feelings or triigger your feelings and that goes to every body...live life boo...

    February 18, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bryant Hayre

    Increase the Peace! Brooklyn...Queens can't we just get along. Your mizik just keep me wishing how possessed I am to be, who I want to be & that is to special! #1Bryant#

    February 17, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. spiderpig

    "Back in the days"
    HAHA.
    Unless your really old or haven't listened to the radio lately,
    you haven't listened to what is "popular" now.
    Teenagers nowadays dont care about people "back in the days"
    Move on.
    Kim has no business bashing new people coming into the music business.
    Neither does nicki bashing older people.
    and dont hate on the spiderpig.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms South Bx

      Either your from the south or you just dont know real music roots. & if your Your gonna talk about this subject know what your referring to. Minaj started this beef. Kim is the Queen. BX baby!!

      December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rhea Lewis

    Lil Kim is the BOSS ya'll... the only femle rapper that could possibly hold a candel to Kim is Foxy... that's it... Nicky is not bad but she cannot work her craft like Kim works hers... and... Nicky is being managed my Diddy... Diddy thought Cassie was talented... NUFF SAID!!!

    December 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. spiderpig

    I haven't even heard of lil' kim.
    So therefore, shes not that popular then.
    Teenagers listen to nicki. Not kim.
    She obviously isn't that bad a.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • spidertool

      Just because people listen to something doesn't mean it's good. I'm sure your lack of a brain is the explanation for such a stupid comment.

      December 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Either you have a bad use of sarcasm here or you were born in the late 90's... Lil' Kim was big back in the days. Perhaps it definitely is past her time, but to say she's not popular because you don't know her... well you really don't know much. Then again with a name like "spiderpig" I doubt you knew a lot to begin with.

      Quit life.

      December 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. silver

    Whatever to these chicks....L'il Kim got some skills, but she's not better than the true queen mc...Missy Elliot! She rhymes tighter and has better beats than both those hoes!

    December 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. WLM

    Nicki is a newer, younger (Less plastic surgery) version of Lil Kim just like Lady Gaga is the new version of Madonna. Everyone should just stop hating and let people do their thing..... Why does Kim even care?? Where has she been musically in the past 12 yrs?? Kim should enjoy the fact that she had such an influence on someone to make them follow in her foot steps.... As for Nicki, she should just leave it alone at this point.. do her thing and do it positively. All the fighting is childish and just plays up to the stereotypes of black women in society.....

    December 7, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Bella Mafia

    Lyricallly Nicki is not messing with Kim period....... No matter how long it took Lil kim to go platinum she did it. Now you can get albums for under 10 dollars of course she's gonna sell when Kim was out albums were 20 to 25 dollar I know dam well if Nicki was out then her numbers would be low , that shows you Kim was killing the game... Hate it or love Kim is the QUEEN BEE >>> Nicki cant mess with KIm period!!!!!

    December 7, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. AtCha

    NICKI IS FULL OF IT...She started this whole beef by dissing Kim in little ways over and over then came out w Roman's Revenge...If she wants unity then she needs to stop lighting fires with veteran MCs

    December 7, 2010 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. DaDonRoMaN

    ii read somethinq that truly disturbed me
    first off Hard Core Took 5 Years To Go Double Platinum.. Ke$ha did it in one year.. Lil Kim=FLOP && Thats When Albums Used To Sell.. The Notorious K.I.M sold 230k in its first week.. only sold a Million copies... La Bella Mafia sold 166k first week only sold a Million Copies... The Naked Truth is a FLOP only sold 394,000 copies... IN 5 YEARS!!! It didnt even go gold.. Men Lie, Woman Lie.. BillBoard Dont

    December 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roman

      Wheres the damn *Like* button when you need it

      December 7, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • TeamQueenB

      I'll admit I'm on team Kim, but I'd have to say you seem a little biased in your quoting of Billboard statistics. Introducing Ke$ha into the mix, does what? Who asked about her? How is she relavent to this discussion or comparison. Clone alert!! Now, back to your other colorful language...She is the Queen B for a reason. I wondered myself how album sales compare, but you seem to forget when Kim came out bootlegging wasn't as easy as it is now. I assume that Nikki's ablum sales with suffer the same fate the the latter of Kim's may have...Also hear Nikki sold Millions off her mix tapes (Albums, CD's whatever)..You think Billboard or Nielson can track that? lmfao...

      December 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheep

      Record sales don't equate to good music. If you have the right marketing ploy, you can make any crap seem good and worth buying.

      I agree with TeamQueenB... where's the Billboard for mixtapes? Don't just be a sheep and go by what you see in the mainstream.

      December 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crazy Roman

      OMG....THIS RIGHT HERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAID LONG TIME AGO!!!!

      December 9, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Doctor of Economics

    Lil' Kim is NY rap ROYALTY. Nicki Minaj DOES look like a clown. Nicki, please, you are not even from America. How DARE you talk down to a NYC rap LEGEND. James Brown was the godfather of soul, Lil' Kim IS the QUEEN of rap. NOBODY comes close. B.I.G. rest in peace and I'm sorry for Biggie's family for having to be disrespected by some talentless Barnum and Bailey foreigner. Lil' Kim did FEDERAL TIME for this business and this is how she's treated. Kim made it acceptable for female rappers to rap with the same "dirty" words that their male counterparts were using for years before it was deemed acceptable by the American consumer. Nicki, you telling Kim to support you as a female artist would be like Erin Brokavich telling Susan B. Anthony to get her act together.

    December 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Redeyz

      love your comment Doc! You know as well as I do and my folks worked real close to Kim and also know she is not to be fuk'd with! "STAMPED!"

      April 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ms South BX

    Really, Nicki just needs not to start what she can't finish. Any Real NY'er Knows Kim is real deal.. We don't do commerical fakes. Why dont someone tell Minaj to free style? Oh that's right.. she can't! Youtube "Keys Minaj diss" And see what happened when she was called out.

    December 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Team Nicki and Team Lil Kim

    @BJ Jones watch your mouth how dare you talk about Lil Wayne!!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      You said :"@BJ Jones watch your mouth how dare you talk about Lil Wayne!!!!"

      Cause Lil Wayne is an idiot who can't keep his whack azz out of jail. I hope while he's in prison someone shanks him. Wouldn't be a hate crime, it'd be community service.

      December 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • BJ Jones

      Lil Wayne is trash! There is a perfectly trained monkey that can do the exact same thing....and he doesn't even have a ghost writer.

      December 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. DANI

    @ Honest Abe.......(.in my Lil Kim voice) SHUT B#$%H!!!!!! If you're not posting a comment on the topic SHUT UP. Spell check your grammar before you try to critized others. I'm Team Nicki and Team Lil Kim they both are talented female emcees and I hope this beef crap blows over really soon.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      @DANI- you said "Spell check your grammar before you try to critized others".

      Right back at ya. You can't exactly spellcheck GRAMMAR, you can only spellcheck SPELLING. I know, rocket science is hard for those who dropped out cause they got knocked up at 15. Also he can post about whatever he wants and look like an idiot, but you also have the choice to be a lady\grown up and respond like an intelligent person.

      Wow people, way to show American there are those of us out there who really ARE a stereotype.

      December 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honest Abe

      Oh man, you are freakin' hilarious. I bet you're young, drunk, stupid, pregnant, smoking, and on welfare. Keep up the good work!

      December 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. gasston

    He knows In A Scent

    December 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Paul

    BJ Jones wake up man.. true when hip hop was hip hop.. yea lil kim might have been ok.. not great.. there where other female mcees that flowed better than kim.. You dont see those mcees talk crap about lil kim has been. Kim just wants the lime light.. I have to give props to Niki she has good flo.. she didnt lay on her back to get where she is at and to where she is going.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms South Bx

      Minaj Has no flow! Be Serious.

      December 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • BJ Jones

      Oh there are a lot of great Female rappers out there besides kim...including the incredible Lauryn Hill. On the other hand Kim is not the only one that laid on her back. The whole Young Money Cash Money has been through Nicki. Nicki is on her first album...she has no history. In a industry hard on Females Lil Kim has done 14 years in the business and skill commands attention. Nicki can do her thing, but she needs to keep Kim's name out her mouth and stop trying be her.

      December 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. E

    Nicki take that hot mess album and shut up!!! You started it on Roman Revenge!!! Kim telling the truth and it hurts!

    December 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • jayg

      Obviously you dont know your facts.
      Kim started this stuff way before Romans Revenge,.
      Notice i said KIM>

      December 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. People Please

    Ok so who Lil Kim copying now with all that plastic surgery looking like she's for the cat family. This woman has altered her entire face and body it's obvious Lil Kim have self esteem issues she needs to go work on that instead of trying to fire back at Nicki Minaj.......FYI LIL KIM STARTED THIS BEE.F

    December 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • BJ Jones

      What in the world does Lil Kim's plastic Surgery have to do with lyrical flow? Seriously? So because Lil Kim had plastic surgery it means Nicki is better? Think! You got to come better than that. Just hating on kim with no substance.

      December 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Honest Abe

    Good lawd.. They some ghetto typin' foo's up in hea...
    Get some fried chitlin' and watermelon and round out the stereotype...

    December 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. daisy

    everyone shut up. nicki minaj is not a hater like lil kim. the only reason everyone is liking lil kim is cause she worked with past artist like biggie. and how do u know if he was still around he wouldnt have put her on one if his tracks hes dead! jesus, why cant there be more than one boy rapper but only one female rapper. and nicki sound nothing like lil kim. Nicki is wayyyy better.lil kim is so montone. She old! and needs to retire. props to nicki for trying to stop the hate.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Nikki

    [Nicki Minaj Talking]
    Roman’s Revenge, um,
    you know, she just really jumped out the window
    and you gotta be careful when you pick fights
    and that’s what I’ve learned in this business
    you just never know…

    December 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Kenny Da Don

    Hard Core 2x platinum
    The Notorious K.I.M. 3x platinum
    La Bella Mafia 3x platinum
    The Naked Truth gold (its alright though) numbers count baby an when nicki sells thoses record ill keep my mouth close
    nicki a swagga jacka an she needs to quit shes waccccccck!!!!!!!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • izzdakid

      yea and all those sales were years AFTER the cds were released and sooooooo hat records have kim broke, did she make history?

      December 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Posh-Kenneth

    what it looks like to me is that this new chick was runnin her mouth on the radio and dissed Kim in a song... then turns around and wonders why she's mad AFTER she's fashioned herself after Kim. Is this new chick stupid? Granted they are both GROWN women and should be adults. But Nicki was in the wrong first. This could easily be done if she'd just tell Lil Kim "yeah, I effed up. I'm sorry I suck at life."

    also... I'm not really feelin her music, its alright... but it aint GREAT.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • jayg

      no.
      Nicki always showed respect for Kim.
      Kim started going around dissin her, and then she got keys and ray j to do it with.
      Then Nicki just came back with "Romans Revenge."
      Now Kim super mad.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. TK

    Here we go again..Tupac vs Biggie...only in female bodies. Okay..true Lil Kim praved the way for females but she fell off. Why? No one truly knows..maybe because she got the big head and thought she was better than everyone else. She was once hot but now she isn't. Nikki is hot for right now. If you could understand her then she will be around for a while. Lil Kim can spit fire but she has been acting crazy for years and is using Nikki as a scape goat for a come back. Nikki acts nothing like Lil Kim. Nikki is like a black lady gaga mixed with lil wayne. You can't understand either one. Both need to grow up and move on. Times of changed and if you can't change with the time then Lil Kim needs to fade out like the rest of the female rappers and pick up a new hobby. New Flash: Most female rappers don't last very long. Not trying to hate but that is how the game in played.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  25. samantha

    I personally love them both, i just dont get why everyone is comparing the two, just because they're both female mc's? its the same with EM, now any white rapper who comes out gets compared to him, devlin, asher roth etc....

    just let nicki do her stuff and kim the same?!?!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Team Kim

    First off let me say that stinky minaj is shook now. She's tryna get the pity vote now cuz Kim ethered her fake padded see thru glass behind... She opened this door for herself and now she's scared to walk through it... What did she expect Kim to do after Romans revenge and the hot 97 interview? Did she really think Kim wasn't capable of shuttin her up? Now that Kim let her know it's war now she's talkin that "respect each other " crap pleeaaasssee stinky u mad now cuz Kim ripped u another new a hole and your stupid faces u make aren't enough for u to win this one... Step ya rap game up ma now it's time to earn your pay... playtime is over

    December 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Mitchell

    Last time i checked Kim worked with Biggie and he wouldn't have even considered putting Nicki Minaj on a song.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. philly

    and for the record...LIL KIM's diss record is called "Black Friday" not "Simon Says"....Kim killed Nicki!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. philly

    SHUT UP! YOU LIL KIM CLONE / CLOWN...ALL THIS BAFOONERY ...THIS ISH STOPS NOW>....

    December 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. TEAMKIM

    Nicki Minaj has been throwing subliminal shot's at Kim ever since she waddled her wide @ss in the rap game...She should'nt wanna try to play the victim now. Kim's Black Friday murdered her metaphoric mess of a diss track Roman's Revenge, that she had to feature someone on just to make it hot..Now she want's to play vicitm.. Get this Fake @ss B*itch outta here!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. come on

    I think nicki needs to come back. if she dosent shes scared

    December 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  32. BJ Jones

    Oh now she wants Lil Kim to leave her alone. Pathetic. You and Drake should have kept your mouth shut and showed respect for the true Queen of HipHop...Then this chump is saying she better than Lauryn Hill. Like Kim said she must be drinking the same thing Lil "Roach" Wayne is on. Nicki album sales is proof that people will buy trash...or course Lil Wayne proved that a while ago.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Get your info right

    @ MiNiD'Vine first of all Nick Minaj has/have ALWAYS given respect to the female emcees that have come before her every chance she get in telvison & radio interviews, concert and award shows so what more can she do and as far as her 15 minutes being up that will NEVER happen Nicki M is very good at what she do she'll be around for a long time especially with people like me showing her support. Do ya thang Nicki!!!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. JessicaR

    There's always gonna be someone that "paved the way" for future emcee's. I agree with nicki..lil kim should be more postive about the situation, embrace the future talent, and just be happy that she actually did influence women to rap.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  35. MiMiD'Vine HATER

    ^ LOL u r a JOKER!!!! how many album sales did lil kim get in her debut album in the first week?n d where did it come in on the billboard top 200!
    compared to Nicki's 375,190 units. in her first week, nd 2nd on the billboard top 200! SO SNM
    kim should kneel down nd kiss Nicki's Ass

    December 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • BJ Jones

      Album sales? Hard Core sold more than 2 million copies when HipHop wasn't even as huge and widely known as it is now. Nicki could sell 50 million an she still is nothing but a copy of Lil Kim. Album sales don't qualify someone as a better artist. Some of the lowest selling artist have far better ones than the ones that sell millions. Lil Wayne is the worst thing in HipHop, yet he has good album sales. Yet Common is truly talented, but his sales aren't that good. Think!

      December 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      we both like Common but we don't buy his Albums – lil wayne

      December 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Not Again

    I completely agree with NICKI MINAJ ( not lady gaga@ cheefsfury) embrace each other in the game there's room for more than one female emcee. They're both talented and they can do big things together. I really hope this crap blows over and it needs to start with Lil Kim, for god sakes you're 36 years old grow up you had your time to shine and open doors for others just like female emcees before you have done. Instead of beefing with Nicki M do a collabo, use Nicki M stardom to create a come back into the game. It would be off the rocker if Lil Kim, Eve, Nicki M, Trina and Foxy B get together to do a tour.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • w

      but how you going to promote this message after you make romans revenge...and going on the radio dissing other artist...Nicki is feeling the heat after black friday, so now she's pretending to be the victom...she should have been promoting this message before she put her foot in her mouth! We don't have to be number 1 but respect your elders Nicki and Minaj Fans!

      December 16, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  37. MiMiD'Vine

    I will be glad when her 15 minutes are up. SHE needs to shut up and dont forget those that PAVED the way for her tired azz.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • BJ Jones

      Exactly! And for her to take the same photos like Kim and try to be her then diss her? Nicki must be on that stuff...of course the picture above proves just that.

      December 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Izz da kidd

      she already payed homage get ya facts straight..............

      December 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Neo Makhura

    You tell her sista!

    December 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. cheefsfury

    LIL KIM NEEDS TO HANG THAT MIKE UP I MEAN SRSLY SHE NEEDS TO GIVE LADY GAGA HERE SOME CREDIT AND LET HER DO HER THING I MEAN IS LIL KIM MAD THAT THE GAYS DONT LIKE HER LIKE THEY DO LADY GAGA

    December 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

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