Nicki Minaj has finally made an official response to Lil’ Kim.
While Kim has made no secret of her distaste for the Young Money emcee, Nicki Minaj has remained more guarded about overtly dissing Kim, preferring thinly-veiled subliminals in songs such as “Roman’s Revenge” and “Monster.”
In an interview with Angie Martinez, when asked about Kim, Nicki was more forthcoming than she had been in the past. “[Kim] just really jumped out the window. You gotta be really careful when you pick fights…I think people get me mistaken with a real Barbie. They forget where I’m from. And if I have to [respond], I can and I will. Don’t play with me. It’s one of those moments when you say, ‘Don’t play with me.'”
Minaj, who claimed Kim as an influence earlier in the interview, continued: “I respect you, I love you, I’ve said it in every interview time and time again. And if that’s not good enough [for] you, mama, that’s something deep-rooted in you. You need to get your — something is bothering you inside. That’s your insecurity bothering you. It’s not Nicki Minaj, it would’ve been any girl that started poppin’. She picked a fight with Foxy, then she picked a fight with Eve, then she picked a fight with Remy, then it was Mrs. Wallace, then it was Nicki Minaj! Everytime you in the news, it’s because you gettin’ at somebody! Where is your music? …When I see your name on Billboard, that’s when I’ll respond to you.”