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Lil Kim and the father of her child Royal Reign must be on the outs. Because the rapper just took to Instagram posting a picture of Nicki Minaj, booty tooted on a rug, in front of a fireplace. You know just in time for the holidays and what not.
As you can imagine, fans of Lil Kim who are also following Mr. Papers are outraged and have expressed their discontent in the comment section. A few thousand have unfollowed him, presumably as a result.
In the best case scenario, Mr. Papers would have been hacked by someone. But judging by the image he posted before this one…
…he’s in his feelings. The two probably have broken up already.
This is pretty low down. Everyone knows that Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj are pretty much arch enemies. For him to post this picture is the ultimate slap in the face. This is like your man posting a sexy picture of that crazy coworker you had to cuss out. And this is after years of you telling him how that heffa makes your skin crawl. There’s no coming back for this one. And to add insult to injury, he at mentioned Nicki Minaj. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with these two. But I’m willing to bet there’s no coming back from this one. The sad thing is they’ll always be involved in each other’s lives one way or another because of the child they share.
Many new artists representing for this generation reflect on the artists before them who paved the way and inspired them. Some even end up bonding and sparking a friendship with these musical forefathers (and mothers). There’s no better example of this ode to the old school and camaraderie with the new school than the relationship between J. Cole and Nas.
Many have likened J. Cole to Nas in terms of lyrical ability and fame. His track “Let Nas Down” wasn’t a diss record or an apology for making a song that Nasty Nas wasn’t feeling. It was simply a chance to speak on the pressures to make it in the rap game, sometimes at the expense of your art, and how the industry really hasn’t changed, regardless of when both men entered it. Nas could relate, and in turn, created the song “Made Nas Proud” to share his own bumpy road in the industry and to show his support.
This type of relationship between a man that many can coin a living legend and another who is definitely one of the brightest stars in hip-hop, is what I would like to see more of, especially from artists just breaking into music. You can’t simply kick open a window that was already opened for you and say you broke through all by yourself. Unfortunately, this respect between old and new artists isn’t necessarily shared across the board.
Say what you want, but Nicki Minaj owns the female rap game right now. She has critically acclaimed featured verses – even stealing shine from Jay Z and Kanye West on“Monster” when she was a rookie – and two big records with Beyoncé. She is, without a doubt, the current female rapper running things. Way before her, there was Lil Kim. And despite Kim rolling with the big boys, spitting raunchy lyrics that made your grandmother blush and putting her own stamp on hip-hop, Nicki ignores her resumé.
It’s not necessarily all Nicki’s fault. Lil Kim’s attempt to make a comeback by using Nicki’s name and beef with her sparked an underwhelming wave of diss tracks and songs at a time when the Barbz and the Ken dolls pined for the “Pills n Potions” rapper’s third studio album, The Pinkprint (in stores today). Lil Kim has certainly had her time on top, but she’s unwilling to make space for Nicki. The pettiness of their beef (which popped up again after Nicki did the “Flawless” remix a few months back), appears to be more of Kim trying to regain her place on top in an industry that has evolved without her.
Now Drake and Diddy are reportedly coming to blows over the “0 to 100” beat. Drizzy is every girl’s favorite rapper – word to K. Michelle – while Diddy is a rapper and business mogul who has worked with some of the greats and broke records. Snubbing the infamous Bad Boy head would be a bad idea for the careers of quite a few rappers. But with Drake near the top of hip-hop, he made it clear that he’s unbothered, and Diddy got physical in the end, telling Canada’s biggest star that “You’ll never disrespect me again.”
Regardless of Nicki and Drake’s success, a respect for those that blazed the path for them to come up is still necessary. They don’t necessarily have to care for them, but a simple nod to the old-school would suffice.
In that same respect, picking fights while desiring to have that “old thing” back is sad and unnecessary for the old-school stars. It would be more interesting to witness a collaboration between these artists rather than listen to them trade insults on wax (and punches at nightclubs). The records are never that great, nor do they seem authentic.
Good music is good music, and there is enough space on iTunes to celebrate the old and the new. So why can’t some of music’s biggest stars play nice?
During K. Michelle’s very revealing Breakfast Club interview earlier this week, she had some things to say about everything and everybody (including us…*Kanye shrug*), and one person she said she has no time for is Lil Kim. If you’ll recall, the women fell out after Lil Kim fans came for K. Michelle when she called Nicki Minaj the ‘Queen of Rap,’ and in retaliation, she dissed them. Kim took that as a personal insult since she loves her fans so much, and from there, they had bad blood. K told Kim to go somewhere and breastfeed her baby, and Kim called K crazy. That was it…for a while.
But when K was asked about Kim on The Breakfast Club on Tuesday, and Kim denying ever asking her to be the godmother to her daughter, K had this to say:
“I swear for crackers and cheese—God strike me down—that girl asked me to be the godmother of her child. And I thought it was awkward myself.
Her face is stretched back too tight, it probably affected her brain. I just feel bad for her face. Don’t talk to me until you get your original face back.”
Now we all know that Kim wasn’t going to allow anyone to say anything negative about her without striking back. So she took to Instagram and went all the way off:
I wasn’t even going to respond to this insecure pathological lying sick psycho bitch @kmichelle @kmichellemusic I got bigger fish to fry but enough is enough. I need to put an end to this once and for all. Remember this picture y’all right? . This was the first and only time I have ever met this chick. She says I asked her this day backstage to be the Godmother of my child. If what I’m about to say doesn’t convince you of how much of a Looney Tune this chick is then I don’t know what will. You ready for this one?! NO ONE EVEN KNEW I WAS PREGNANT AT THE TIME OF THIS PICTURE… NOT EVEN MY OWN MOTHER!!!!! So why the FUCK would I ask this nobody ass Prozac popping bipolar bitch, tripping over $50 from my girl Paris @whoisparisphillips , who is a good and loyal friend, to be my child’s Godmother. Case closed. I don’t want to hear about this shit again. You’re done. And as far as you talking about the presence that I grace in front of peasants like you. Surely jealousy and hate is the reason why haters like you attack my image which never stops nothing!!! Cause I’m moving out here!!! and niggas love me!!!! Chicks like you who pretend to love me just really wanna be me. My mother always told me never argue with a crazy person because from a distance you can’t tell who the crazy one is. So stop trying to use me as a respirator to sell whatever you got going on at the time but I am into giving back to the community so here’s my charity donation to you. I heard you dropped an album and I wish you all the success in the world and I hope you sell a ton of records. Let’s get ready for the new year y’all !!!! #lilkim #kmichelle #toasttoabeautifulandprosperousnewyear
Well dang, Kim. Tell ‘em why you’re mad. I’m guessing we’ll see her on The Breakfast Club to defend herself again sometime next week.
Anyway, since K is out promoting her new album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, we were thinking she would be too busy to respond to Kim’s verbal attack, but then again, she always finds time to get involved in some mess…
Another highly anticipated reunion from tonight’s Soul Train Awards was a throwback performance of “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” featuring Lil Kim, Da Brat and Missy Elliott.
Angie Martinez, who was on the original remix, was visibly absent from the performance. Last month when asked by Rickey Smiley why Angie would not be joining the rest of the ladies on the stage, Da Brat revealed that she wasn’t really sure, but hinted that there may have been some issues with production. However, as they say, the show must go on…and it certainly did.
Fellow female emcees MC Lyte, YoYo and Lady of Rage joined the trio on stage, as well as R&B group Total.
Watch the performance below.
So who is this bumblebee? Why, it’s Royal Reign, the daughter of the original queen bee, Lil Kim! The rapper stepped out for Halloween festivities with her little one (who will be five months old this month) and they both wore matching costumes. Not only am I loving little Royal’s look, but is she not giving the cutest side-eye ever?
Royal Reign was born on June 9 and ever since then, the MC has been gushing over her little lady. As Lil Kim told Ray J and Erica Mena while visiting “106 & Park” recently, “It was the most expensive gift God has ever given me. And the most beautiful gift God has ever given me.”
Check out more adorable images of mother and daughter celebrating Royal’s first Halloween!
Yesterday was my baby’s first Halloween and the Queen Bee and Baby Bee were buzzing in the neighborhood trick or treating!!! #anthonylattimoreyououtdidyourselfwiththesecostumes #greatjob #lilkim #queenbee #babybee #lilbee #halloween #trickortreat @antlamourr
A photo posted by Lil’ Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on
A photo posted by Lil’ Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) on
Lil Kim, Missy Elliott And Da Brat Will Reunite To Perform “Ladies Night Remix” At The Soul Train Awards
If you’re a big fan of the “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” you’ll be happy to know that Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat will come together during November’s Soul Train Awards to perform the classic jam. The performance will be part of a tribute to Kool & The Gang, as the remix samples the soul/funk group’s “Ladies’ Night.” Kool & The Gang are being honored with a Legend Award and will be recognized by not only Lil Kim, Missy and Da Brat, but singer Joe as well.
“Ladies Night Remix” also featured the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Angie Martinez, but it’s unclear whether or not Martinez will be a part of the performance.
If you’re interested in checking out what should be an epic performance, you can tune in to the Soul Train Awards on November 30, which will air on both Centric and BET at 8 p.m. Wendy Williams is set to be the host (and that will be interesting considering that Lil Kim and Martinez both have had issues with Williams in the past).
Anywho, until November 30, you can check out a classic performance of all five of the women doing the song at the MTV VMAs in 1997.
Happy Fun Friday!!!!! From myself and Royal Reign!!!!! #royalreign #lilkim #queenbee #lilbee
Warning, looking at photos of Lil Kim’s daughter will give you severe baby fever!
The rapper posted two adorable pictures of her 4-month old daughter Royal Reign on social media this past week. The posts were a treat for Lil Kim fans since she rarely post pictures of her beautiful baby girl.
The Queen Bee called motherhood “the most expensive gift God has ever given me and the most beautiful gift God has ever given me,” during an interview with 106 & Park back in September.
Lil Kim surprised us all when she first revealed she was pregnant earlier this year. The rapper mentioned she was expecting a child with fellow rapper, Mr. Papers. The couple welcomed Reign to their world on June 9th, 2014.
Look at my little princess face!!! Royal Reign #royalreign #lilkim
The tension between Lil’ Kim and Faith Evans is well documented and dates back to the 90s when Biggie Smalls was still alive. However, it appears that Faith has been ready to bury the hatchet for quite some time. In fact, she says that she tried to record a song with Kim several years ago.
“I actually have tried to [record a song with Kim] in the past,” Faith told The Breakfast Club.
It also seems that she would still be open to doing a song with Kim under the right circumstances.
“I would if it was the right song, for sure. My ex-husband actually was trying to make it happen. I think this was around the time she [Kim] was dating Scott Storch. I don’t really remember what happened.”
Bizarrely, although Faith seems to have washed her hands of her throwback feud with Kim, it doesn’t appear that Kim is ready to make amends. According to the “Love Like This” singer, the last time she saw Kim, she was serving major shade.
“The last time I saw her, actually was a few years ago at Puff’s white party. This was maybe like five years ago and I congratulated her on her ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ this was around that time. But she asked me, ‘Who was I?’ But I mean, you know — it’s all good.”
Ouch. We won’t sit around holding our breath waiting for that Faith/Kim collaboration, but it’s nice to see that Faith is able to let go of the past and move forward in a positive way. Speaking of Kim, when asked how she felt about the Brooklyn rapper speaking openly about her sexual relationship with Big, Faith explained why it doesn’t bother her.
“No, it doesn’t bother me. I know that they were, you know, getting it in. I mean, it probably bothered me when I first found out just because I didn’t know anything about it. When Big died, all of that stuff, to me, was really over. I’d never hold on to any grudges over him if he’s not even here.”
Watch Faith’s interview below.
This past Saturday, Lil Kim was paid $23,000 to perform at The Manor nightclub in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her appearance was supposed to include a VIP meet-and-greet, but the Manor nightclub says Lil Kim came to their venue late and skipped the meet-and-greet session. Therefore, the nightclub had to issue refunds. Lil Kim, however, took it to Twitter to refute their claims. She tweeted:
Fort Lauderdale. I love y’all so much. Shit was LIT 2night!!! Please get ur $$$ back from the club. I never knew about a meet n greet.
— Lil’ Kim (@LilKim) October 5, 2014
The Manor’s website has several fliers that advertise a $75 pre-sale tickets to participate in the meet-and-greet:
The nightclub also posted this contract between them and Lil Kim on their Facebook page , with the caption:
The Manor’s Owners and Staff would like to thank our customers and supporters for joining us to celebrate our fifth anniversary last night. Unfortunately due to acts beyond our control the “Meet & Greet” never happened. Due to upcoming litigation, per our attorneys, we are unable to get into further details about last nights events. The contract is posted for our customers to come to their own conclusions. Everyone who purchased tickets for the “Meet & Greet” has been FULLY Refunded for their troubles. Thank you for your loyal support.
The Manor’s attorney Howard King reported to TMZ (via The Daily Mail) that there will be a lawsuit will be drafted because of this financial ordeal. and Lil Kim may have come face-to-face with karma as she was booed by patrons when she departed from the nightclub.
There are just so many people K Michelle has fallen out with. Sooo many people. From all of her cast mates on “Love and Hip Hop,” to her ex, to Elle Varner and just about anybody else. K Michelle has a problem with just about everybody. Generational beefs, including one with Lil Kim.
The two got into on it on Twitter about a month ago when Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix came out and K Michelle agreed that Nicki was the Queen of Rap. Of course Lil Kim’s fans came for her, calling her disrespectful and Lil Kim agreed with them.
But apparently, they have more issues.
Which is kind of sad, considering K Michelle is a well-documented fan of Lil Kim and even alleged that the two had gotten so close Lil Kim almost made her the godmother of her child.
Well, Lil Kim stopped by the Breakfast Club to clear all of that up. Here’s what she had to say about K Michelle.
That chick is a bag of pecans. Like, a trail mix. You know when you eating a trail mix and the nuts that you like, you eat and the ones that you can’t stand, you put back in the bag. She’s the bag of nuts that you put back. Like a black jelly bean. She is so nuts, you are liable to see her skipping. Who skips?
Why would I ever make her my child’s godmother? I’ve only met this woman one time, one time in person! We talked on the phone after that because she’s a fan of mine. I appreciate that. Anybody shows me love, I’m going to show them major love back.
We never had a conversation about her being my child’s godmother. I don’t know you. Why would I do that?
The chick is sour because she’s a huge fan of mine. Everybody knows that. She’s been bitter and sour because you guys had 105 Power last year. I performed with Kendrick. I was supposed to perform with K. Michelle but the sprinter got lost. It just never happened and she was sh*tty, sour, pissed.
There you have it. K Michelle’s mad. Lil Kim is over it.
You can watch Lil Kim’s full interview, where she speaks mostly about Nicki Minaj, in the video below.