Lil' Kim Explains Origins Of Beef With Nicki Minaj

Lil' Kim says her problem with Nicki Minaj extends back to a business deal gone awry with Cash Money Records.

Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj’s beef has been ongoing for some time, but its origins run deep. During an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, Kimmy Blanco explained the genesis of her problem with the Young Money rapstress, explaining that its roots are based in a partnership gone sour with Cash Money Records.

“It’s deeper than that. Me and Slim were friends for four years, and we decided we were going to do business together. I was over there at Cash Money, and I was getting ready to be partners with him. When I was over there, we were working a lot. I was in Miami and he would put me in the studio.”

Baby offered to put her on a cut with space for then-unknown Nicki Minaj, which Kim said would  have been “good for music.” But after the record didn’t take off like they’d hoped, they pulled the song from Birdman’s LP and stopped calling her. After that, Kim says that Nicki started getting slick about her on her records.

“The problem with her is, she was very catty with it. I never had a problem with her. I was always nice with her. Always. She was a very obnoxious person, but I was very nice with her. From the time I saw her in that dressing room, the story she told, I don’t even know what the heck she was talking about. That’s not even how it happened. But from the moment that I met her, I was always cool with her. But after that, it almost seems like, when they realized, OK, we need Kim, we want to study her swag, that’s what it kind of felt like because I was around for a long time. They were like, OK, let’s study her swag and I think they wanted to get that record just to stamp that I was OK with what was going on.”

Kim eventually bumped into Nicki at Diddy’s son’s birthday party, and proceeded to brush her off.

“After that whole Cash Money situation with the song, we’re at Justin’s birthday party. Perfect time to come up and say, ‘Hey, we did the song together.’ Nothing. And she looked at me and rolled her eyes, and I was like, really? Every single record she made was coming at me.”

Watch the full interview below, where she also discusses her upcoming records, beef with Azealia Banks and more.

RELATED: Rep For Lil' Kim Says Azealia Banks' Beef With Her Is Manufactured


  • Rich

    I think everyone would be happier if they allowed their lyrics to be presented in a mellow soothing poetry format. ;-)

  • Julio Lizarraga

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  • Donald Findlay

    You guys hear of ?

  • JaeCity

    When it comes to music, I f*cks with Kim.. But why is she trying to be like Michael Jackson? Why she do that to her facee??

  • tamia

    i think lil kim is right. i love nicki minaj but she need to stop being a garden tool. and the reason why i said that because in 2010 she slept with lil wayne to land a record deal.i thought they was close friends, but it seems to me they friends with benefits.

  • Joseph

    I always luved Queen B. I think that the DJ's at 105.1 were a little disrespectful by not calling her Queen B because, to me there is no other Queen B nor, will there ever be a chick to be in this game as deep as Queen B is the game today. I heard that Queen B is good at raising kids, marry me Queen B and raise my heirs? Much luv, one.

  • Anonymous


  • Jar Jar Binks

    her nose is messed up as fuck!



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  • buckeyewu

    I only read this because I want to have a threesome with them.

  • BrownSuga

    I dont really consider Nikki a rap artist. She is a bonafide pop artist. Kim tried that and flopped before she brought it back to rap before she went to jail. I am a Kim fan, but until she gets her music together and actually starts getting some serious beats and real lyrics Im not buying her shit. I have never bought Nikki's shit. I just cant get with that basic skills rapping, no matter who is spitting it. I must confess I have also never bought a Wayne record either. I've have some but unitl you start talking about one subject per song and not spitting out random words Im not buying it. You can hate me now. lls

  • Anonymous

    ill fuk both em

  • Anonymous

    They are both delusional. The real winners in this beef are Birdman and Slim, cause they get money off these two.

  • Anonymous

    Lil Kim, BEAT IT!

  • Nicki Minaj


  • Anonymous

    man take of ur glasses lil kim, i wanna see those beautiful eyes lol

  • Al-B

    Sure Nicki is on some bullshit, but Kim loves making herself out to be a victim.

  • jesterxxl

    Nicki don't even come close to Kim yea, yea I know Ms Jones dont look like the Notorious Kim we knew but fuck a image its all about the music... Minaj is on top of the poptarts!

  • Love

    It's sad that these so-called DJ's don't do their homework. Any fool can hear that Nicki been throwin' shots at Kim all along, but acting like she innocent. She still doing it on the new joint. So if she ain't got no beef, why she keep saying slick shit out her mouth? That's some sucka shit. And the BC don't love rap music, they love drama. Yee needs to skeet on them bastards.

  • Anonymous

    They have a surgery that can turn you into Latoya Jackson?

  • Writer's Guild of New York City

    I wonder who wrote Kim's verses? Too bad nobody ever taught Kim how to write a rap. How you been in the game for 17 years and still have to get people to write your verses?

    • TrouBlesomeNDN

      Its a well known fact that BIG wrote songs for KIM. But He also taught her to go with what she was good at. He mentored her in so many ways. She writes a lot of her own material even dating back to junior mafia days. Her verse on "get money" is way harder then any three songs of Nicki's. She has had some ghost writers in the past (like a lot of other artists), but she has wrote some really good verses and songs. She doesn't need to scream on a record and use 4 different voices and numerous altar egos to be respected. I got love for the "queen b" as a lot of other hip-hop heads that I know do. I mean she was put on and schooled by one of the greatest Emcees of all time. Nicki is gettin help from YMCMB. so in my opinion there is really no 2nd thoughts to me on whose better.

  • Anonymous

    "mona lisa smile ? that bitch barely grinning".

  • Anonymous

    Nas smashed both bitches..

    • Anonymous

      Who gives a fuck Nas fucked them lol. Biggie smashed Lil Kim lol these are facts, your favorite lyricists smashed bad bitches. Dick bragging? "My homeboy fucked her too!"

    • The_Obserer

      only niggaz who don't get pussy do that

    • Anonymous

      what kind of man dickbrags for another man?i never hear jay fans dick bragging about who jay has smashed. plus who brags about smashing lil kim? lol

  • Anonymous

    That picture on the headlines.... Wow bitch looks looker she's dead

  • Hahahah

    Sorry but... look at her face! Hahahah! DAMN!! (FAROOQ STARE)

  • Anonymous

    kim looks like a gremlin, so ugly.


    who is that person wearing the lil kim mask!?

  • ummmmmm

    This was reported last year. I guess she is repeating herself. No reason for DX to though. Yall seem to forget that artists do rounds of interviews and talk about the same thing. Yall shouldnt repeat report though.

  • Anonymous


  • Frank White

    Frank White don't listen to bitches rap because he ain't a bitch nigga.

    • Anonymous

      The correct response for this whole post is, "So anyway..."

    • Frank White

      That was the most homosexual logic I've heard ever. Clearly the logic of a gay man. If you call a woman a bitch, you will start having sex with men. That sounds like you have a little built in excuse to sex with men. I am in shock. I can't see how any person could make such an excuse to be gay. If you want to have sex with men, do you. You're parents will forgive you one day. You don't have to make up reasons to be the flamer you clearly are.

    • sekhmet

      if you are not a test tube baby, then you were formed in a woman's womb for 9 months and she didnt squeeze your head and smash ur brains. she let you out to the world. was she a bitch? whats a bitch? be careful hating women. u may start sleeping with men.

  • thought dog

    I thought Michael Jackson died?

  • Fuck

    They are both plastic bitches, fucking shit

  • FuKKK Lil KKKim


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  • Darkfather504

    Lyrically Kim is still tops in the game; Nikki is still to gimmicky for me and she will if not wear thin on the general hip hop populace; feeling Azealia Banks cause her lyrics are wild but Kim still holds it down (minus the reconstructive surgery)

    • E

      But all those femcees that you named off, when's the last time they dropped some hot shit? IJS

    • Anonymous

      Oh, i still like some of Kim's MUSIC though. Still not a fan of either one of them btw.

    • Anonymous

      Lyrically Kim has never been different from Nicki so stop all that shit. The only thing different between Nicki and Kim is that Nicki is more animated visually compared to Kim. Other than that their topics only inlcude all that sexual stuff and them selling a sex image. You wanna talk about femcees on their A game lyrically? We're talking Lady Of Rage, we're talking Lauryn Hill, we're talking Yo-Yo, we're talking Rah Digga, we're talking Lyte and so on.

  • Anonymous

    kim going for that jackson nose look

    • dazeone

      Yo that was funny and true ...look like Mike with that nose and nobody cares...her product is wack nobody checking for lil Kim and i am a oldhead....last real jam was put ya lighters up

  • oh man...

    seriously no one gives a shit about this wack ass beef. one awful female rapper has beef with two awful female rappers...seriously it's terrible.

    • Anonymous

      azealia is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from wack lets keep it a hundred

    • Anonyo

      Azealia isn't anything special. She's already acting like she's crazy good when she's only going to turn into another crappy female rapper.

    • Anonymous

      Azealia actually has talent, go listen to her shit

    • Seriously...

      Smartest thing I have read on this in a long ass time, and I been reading stuff on this site for years.

  • nickrazor2000

    Im with you Kim. Go Get that sorry bitch. Kim needs to get back in the studio like yesterday and start bombin on this wak bitch. Minaj is a fake, garbage, cancer on hip hop

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