Lil Kim: Nicki Minaj Stole My Style
The rap star explains why the feud has escalated…
“What did your momma tell you to do if somebody smack you in the face? You smack them back. That’s the best way I can put it,” Kim said in a new interview with our US pals at MTV's Rap Fix Live. “The shots came my way – what am I supposed to do?”
“On top of that you stole my style,” she said of Minaj. “Basically not even acknowledging that you are a fan or that you’ve idolised me… You should show the person that you admire how much of an influence they had in your life.”
The Lighters Up rapper revealed that if the beef had never happened, she had planned to reach out to Nicki as a friend and to offer her support from another female in a male-dominated industry. But Kim said she didn’t hesitate to defend herself when things turned nasty. “In life there are some things you have to do. You have to stand up for yourself or fall for anything.”
The 35-year-old also spoke about her time in prison and said that on the whole it was a positive experience. "I was greeted with open arms by a lot of wonderful, wonderful girls,” she said. "I met a lot of good people in there who are still my friends to this day."
The star spent 10 months behind bars in 2005 for perjury and conspiracy.