Yesterday, Lil Kim appeared on New York City’s Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club radio to talk about her latest mixtape, and to address her beef with K. Michelle and Nicki Minaj.
For the past few years, Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj have been exchanging shots, and the verbal war was reignited last month, when Nicki rap’d about being ‘Queen Bee’ on Beyonce‘s surprise remix of “Flawless.”
Kim, of course, has ‘copyrighted’ the “Queen Bee” title since the early 1990s, but Beyoncé certainly has a claim to the name “Queen Bey” — that has an alternate spelling.
After hearing the track, Kim hopped into the recording booth to record her version of ‘Flawless’ — taking a jabbed at the Young Money MC.
“She’s been waiting for so long just to even say the word ‘Queen Bee,’ ’cause that’s how obsessed she is,” she said during the radio interview. Referencing the lyric, “The queen of rap slaying with Queen Bey/ If you ain’t on the team you playing for team D.”
However, that wasn’t enough to calm Kim’s rage. The rapstress then a few days later released a second track called “Identity Theft.”
She went on to talk about her new documentary (dropping in 2015), will somewhat revolve around her beef with Nicki and shed some light on the dept of their issues:
“She’s been waiting to say that,” Kim said. “It’s just like, come on, you on a record with Beyoncé. If I had a record with Beyoncé — I’m not saying nothing remotely so that this chick can even think I’m talking about her. We all know what it is. Let’s just be real. It’s so deep that when I finish putting together this documentary, everyone will fully understand.”
But Kim takes no blame in fighting with Nicki, says that their issues are because of Nicki’s actions, not her own.
“It’s not me against her, it’s me against a machine. She would be lightwork for me. When you compare what I’m doing right now to that machine, it’s not ever gonna look fair, it ain’t ever gonna look even. If I had that same machine behind me, then you’d see what’s up, for real.”
“I’m Kim, so when I attack back, I’m the big, bad wolf,” she explained. “Let’s just be real. She took the first shots. It’s always been like that…She’s been throwing shot, and still throwing shots.”
When asked if she would be friends with Nicki, Kim says, yes, “only if we making money.” As for K. Michelle, Kim says she’s a complete ‘bag of NUTS.’