Two of the most respected women in hip-hop have finally rekindled their bond.
Lil Kim took to social media to tell her fans how she and Trina reunited amid tragic loss for both of them. It’s not exactly clear when tensions came to a head between the two lyricists, but it’s possible Kim’s beef with Nicki Minaj is to blame. Trina, as a friend to them both, was caught in the middle of one of the longest running grievances between two female rappers in music history.
Way back in 2010, Trina told RollingOut TV that she didn’t choose sides between Kim and Nicki, but she did feel that Nicki paid proper homage to the Queen at some point.
“I know Kim. She’s a beautiful person and a sweet person and in this game. We all love and respect her. You can’t come into the game without crossing her path, crossing her view. You can’t come into the game and doing anything with hip-hop and Kim is not a part of it. And I just feel it has blown over the top. I don’t feel like Nicki feels like, ‘I’m disrespectful to Kim. I’m Nicki Minaj, who cares about Kim,’ I don’t think that she feels like that,” she said in an interview.
“I saw where I think she’s paid homage. If it’s beyond that, and there’s more than that then I can’t say because I don’t know, but I do know for a fact if a person says, ‘I love Kim. Kim opened the doors for us, like you got to respect her,’ if I saw that’s what you said, I only gotta say that I saw that you paid homage to her. I don’t know what else more is it.”
Almost a decade later, it seems both Kim and Trina have decided to put differences aside for the sake of their relationship.
Kim shared a photo of the day her dad died, and revealed that Trina was a source of love and comfort for her.
“On this very day I found out my Daddy passed away. I was so distraught and had to put on a brave face and keep working because I had a show that same night. When @trinarockstarr came into my dressing room we instantly bonded. She comforted me and it was exactly what I needed in that moment. It’s as if her Mom and my Dad brought us together and healed our friendship. We both have angels watching over us”
We previously reported Trina’s mom passed away at 62 due to breast cancer in September.