Nicki Minaj is weighing a potential Verzuz with Lilâ€™ Kim.
On Wednesday, Joe Budden released his highly-anticipated conversation with the â€œDo We Have a Problem?â€ rapper where he asked about the possibility of a matchup with her rap rival.
Earlier this year, Nicki said that she would entertain a Verzuz battle. â€œI do think there might be a female or twoâ€¦â€ she told Houstonâ€™s 97.9 The Box.
Joe suggested that the only two females who could compete with her would be Lilâ€™ Kim and Missy Elliott. â€œItâ€™s just Kim and Missy, and maybe Lauryn [Hill],â€ he said.
Nicki remained coy about who she was referring to, but she did not rule out Lilâ€™ Kim as a potential opponent. â€œIâ€™m not saying anybodyâ€™s name,â€ she said.
When Joe told Nicki that she wanted to do Verzuz so she could â€œslaughterâ€ the competition, Nicki said she doesnâ€™t look at it as a battle. â€œNo, because I approach those things as a rap fan, not as Nicki Minaj,â€ she said.
â€œI think there are a lot ofâ€¦well, not a lot of,â€ she continued while Joe laughed.
Nicki views it more as a celebration instead of a competition. â€œItâ€™s just about if somebody can play their joints and have people reminisce and go crazyâ€¦ So yes, there are people.â€
Joe insisted that Nicki and Kim make it happen. â€œItâ€™s gotta happen,â€ he told her, to which Nicki just smiled.
Kim previously said that she would be down to battle Nicki in Swizz Beatz and Timbalandâ€™s matchup series.
Elsewhere in the Budden interview, Nicki acknowledged Kim for breaking boundaries and not getting her flowers, specifically when it comes to covering Vogue. Nicki believes she should have been featured on the cover of the fashion magazine, as well as Kim.
â€œThe same way I feel I should have already been on the cover of American Vogue, so should Lilâ€™ Kim, if we being all the way a thousand,â€ she said. â€œIf this is what your magazine represents, influence.â€
She continued to give Kim props. â€œWhen myself or Lilâ€™ Kim goes on the internet, every day we see our influence. Iâ€™m not gonna say itâ€™s about me only and not give that woman her just due about what she did.â€
Watch the full interview below.