Lil’ Kim is down for a Verzuz battle with Nicki Minaj.
During a pre-show interview at Sunday’s BET Awards in L.A., DJ Envy asked the Queen Bee if she would participate in Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s popular matchup series.
“Is there anybody you would do it against?” Envy asked before Kim responded without hesitation, “Nicki.”
“I would love to see that,” added Envy to which Kim replied, “Yes, me too.”
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Her answer may come as a surprise given her and Nicki’s troubled past. Their longstanding feud dates back to 2007 when Minaj was accused of copying Kim’s Hard Core cover art for her Playtime Is Over promo pics. Throughout the years, they continued to take shots, with Kim claiming Nicki didn’t properly pay homage. Nicki added more fuel to the fire with her 2010 single “Roman’s Revenge,” which inspired Kim’s 2011 mixtape Black Friday featuring a decapitated Nicki on the cover.
“I feel like, you are going to go down in history now as a sore loser, as opposed to going down in history as the Queen,” Nicki said of Kim in a 2010 interview with Angie Martinez.
“I’m not gonna let nobody disrespect me or my family or my freakin’ money,” Kim told Rap-Up in a 2011 interview. “It’s definitely a hip-hop war and I’m protecting my empire, and I’m definitely protecting my brand. It’s an entertainment war.”
When asked if she would ever do a collaboration with her rival, Kim said at the time, “The only way that’s gonna happen is it’s definitely gonna take a check. At the end of the day, I’m a boss. I was a hustler before I was an entertainer.”