For the past week or so, one of the biggest stories in Hip-Hop has been Lil’ Kim’s war of words (and wigs) with Young Money leading lady, Nicki Minaj. What started as a YouTube clip of Kim and Ray J throwing obvious subliminal shots has turned into a topic debated across the Internet. And even a fake Twitter page of the “Queen Bee.”
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Many are shocked by Kim’s actions. They seemingly appeared out of nowhere and did not appear to be provoked. The main basis for her actions centered around respect and how Minaj should “pay homage.” It is apparent to see that while Nicki doesn’t overly praise Kim at every moment, her mannerisms and on-the-mic personality at least shadow that of the former Junior Mafia rapper.
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In an industry which is dominated by males, it begs the question: will female rappers ever get along long enough to make an impact?