For the past two weeks, Lil’ Kim has created a considerable buzz for herself. Two weeks ago, she revealed she was the latest rapper to sign to the new Jay-Z label, Roc Nation. Now, with a supportive label behind her, she plans to release her album, Vintage. Then, last week, she performed in New York City and seemingly dissed Nicki Minaj.
Ever since she began being featured on hits by Usher and Ludacris, people have had a lot to say about Nicki Minaj. Jay-Z was one of the first rappers to co-sign her and was followed by Game. Minaj has done wonders for the female rap game, but most of the female rappers have issues with her. She has been dissed by Khia and Eve.
Recently, Lil’ Kim revealed she was dissing Nicki Minaj last week. Her beef stems from comments made by critics who hail her as the best female rapper, period. For years, this title was held by Lil’ Kim and she wants Nicki Minaj to pay homage to her. Caught in the moment, Minaj has not had time to speak on Lil’ Kim.
Nicki Minaj has made it clear she is not going to be drawn into a feud with Lil’ Kim. Nicki Minaj has nothing to gain by feuding with Lil’ Kim. But, having been away from the game for the past five years, Lil’ Kim could greatly benefit from feuding with the most-popular rapper in the game. Kim has received an unlikely sponsor in her feud against Nicki Minaj. Her former boyfriend, Ray J, has stepped into the frey. Ray J completely agreed with Lil’ Kim, saying Minaj should pay homage to Lil’ Kim.