Lil Kim is done with questions about Nicki Minaj. In a new interview with Power 106, she was asked if she felt “a way” about Nicki’s album title Queen, which inspired Kim to take a stand against questions that pit women against one another.
“Oh God, let me ask you this, Do you fuck with me for real? If you fuck with me then why isn’t this about Kim?” she asked. “If we gonna mention one female, we need to mention them all. We need to bring everybody in and we need to show everybody love.”
As far as Nicki’s concerned, Kim has put their issues behind her and is not looking to discuss the rapper in every interview she does. “God bless her, I wish her the best,” she said. “She did what she did, until she’s ready, hopefully, God puts it on her mind to do the right thing because she knows what she did. Once that happens, hopefully everyone will stop asking me.”
Later on, she challenged the Bootleg Kev’s claim that he would ask Nicki about Kim in an interview. He then gave an example of how he had asked Remy Ma a Nicki question as well, something Kim also had a problem with. “That automatically puts females against each other,” she said. “Let each female shine, when Remy’s up here, ask her about her fuckin’ dope ass bars.”
Eventually, she did get around to the title of Queen. “I don’t really care about that either. I was named that, I never named myself that. It’s a difference,” she said. “When the streets name you that, Biggie named me that. I didn’t name myself that. When you gotta name yourself, that’s a whole different thing, I would never name myself that.”
Watch an excerpt from the interview above. The full interview, in which she discusses her upcoming album, her “Nasty One” single, and the newer artists she’s listening to (