Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj: The Battle Rages On
Posted by Newson 05/03/2011 at 12:01 PM
Lil’ Kim, the formerly unquestioned Queen Bee of hip-hop, has never taken particularly kindly to arguable successor Nicki Minaj, who Kim has accused of “swagger jacking” from her, and of dissing her in the Eminem-featuring Pink Friday track “Roman’s Revenge.” The Black Friday mixtape subsequently released by Kim featured countless shots at Nicki, most notably its provocative cover, which featured Kim holding a lance next to Nicki’s decapitated body. Now the beef has migrated to the battlegrounds of all 21st century feuds that are worth a damn: Twitter.
Amidst all the sea of Osama Bin Laden-related tweets after news hit of the Al-Qaeda leader’s death on Sunday night, a tweet started circulating supposedly offered up by Nicki Minaj stating “Lil Kim U Next.’ The authenticity of the tweet, which no longer appears on Nicki’s timeline, has been questioned, but apparently Kim was fairly well convinced it was legit, since this morning, she started responding in turn:
And so on. Nicki has yet to return fire on her own page, and if we here at Popdust could offer her some sage advice from our studies in hip-hop battle history, it would be to let this be the end of it. Kim, who hasn’t had a hit single since she got out of jail in 2006 and whose Black Friday was met with some pretty scathing reviews, is the only person with anything to gain from the continuation of the beef, and even she’s coming off as ridiculous enough that she would probably be better served by focusing her attention elsewhere at this point. There’s no upside for a contemporary star like Nicki continuing to respond to the grievances of an ex-star like Kim—the way to really lay the Queen Bee to rest is to just stop acknowledging her altogether.
That said, nothing like a Twitter soap opera to get you through the mid-afternoon lull. Just keep it clean and apolitical, girls.
Check Us Out On
Login to receive the latest pop music news and exclusive offers from Popdust!
Who run the world? Blue. BLUE!
What FOOLS we were thinking it was because of Skrillex all this time...
Ke$ha finally put her money where her mouth is: She drank her own pee.
It feels like the perfect night/To design a t-shirt.
Like your boys, cute, talented and from YouTube? Then we've got good news for you.
The students become the masters!
Paris Hilton is about to reignite her pop career and start DJing again. You've been warned.
Hyori once again proves why she's the Queen of K-pop.
The boy band with the bad engrish and amazing electro-pop is back.
And Usher and Shakira are barely hanging on...
There's just something about Demi.
Or she bumped heads with Katy Perry.
We give the Robots' latest opus a song-by-song breakdown, separating the filler from the future dancefloor classics.
An interstellar transmission appropriately closes out Daft Punk's fourth LP.
An unexpectedly awesome collaboration with psychedelic rock hero Panda Bear provides an album highlight.