Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj
Rap’s elder stateswoman and new Queen B (for Barbie!) have been feuding since the spring of 2010, when Lil’ Kim accused Minaj of ripping off her look and sound. A never-ending series of dis tracks and public insults followed.
Lil’ Kim’s best shot: The cover of her mixtape “Black Friday” (a play on Minaj’s platinum album “Pink Friday”), which features Lil’ Kim clutching a bloodied sword beside a decapitated Minaj.
Minaj’s best shot: An interview on Hot 97, during which she laid out her position in no uncertain terms. “The same way [Lil’ Kim] opened doors for me, I’m now opening doors for her,” Nicki said. “Because nobody was even playing your music and you damn sure couldn’t get an interview to save your life. But now you getting interviews and every time you do an interview, they askin’ you about Nicki Minaj.” —Jeff Royer
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