Message to Lil’ Kim: How Much Homage Is One Suppose To Pay?
It is the year 2010. We have a black man as president and the country is still at war. There are far more pressing issues to discuss but Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj apparently now have beef to cook. Why? In my opinion, it all seems to be centered on a little concept and word called “homage.”
First of all, let’s make one thing very crystal clear. This “beef” is not and will not be on the same level of a Biggie vs. 2pac or a Jay-Z vs. Nas beef. I am quite sure that this will fade away just as fast as the whole LL Cool J. vs. Cannabis battle back in 2000. Furthermore, as much as Lil’ Kim would love to take credit for Nicki Minaj’s overall style, let me be the first to say to her; sit your ass down!
Kim, let’s not forget that you are a mimic. There is nothing about you that is real or original. You copied your entire flow and lyrical style from Biggie. Besides, you look nothing like the Lil’ Kim we all grew to love in 1995 with Junior Mafia. You weren’t even dropping any groundbreaking lyrics at the time. Please remember that you are now and will always be famous for lines like “Take it in the butt. Yeah, Yeah, what” If you would like someone to pay homage to you for that, I personally will do that for you.
Equally important, the last four platinum plus albums that you have contributed to Hip-Hop have managed to convince many young impressionable females that sucking dick, ass fucking, and using pussy for money is somehow living a glamorous lifestyle. On the other hand, I will give you your props on always having a very well produced product and a vividly attractive package, but pay you homage; really!?
Kim, allow me to please give you a bit of a Hip-Hop history lesson. You personally did not invent this whole bad bitch persona. Roxanne Shanté did. She laid the entire ground work for chicks like you and probably deserves to be consistently acknowledged by any and every chick that enters the game. Oddly enough, she never publically asked for any. Then there was B.W.P. (Bytches with Problem), who were well known for their sexually explicit lyrics, bad bitch attitudes, and overall message of “No money, No pussy.” How much homage did you pay to them?
Lil’ Kim, please consider this. Instead of trying to revive your career on the backs of the new generation of up incoming artist, you should have at least tried to set up some type of collaborative effort with Nicki and hit the streets hard with your new super hoe shit. Female rappers have the hardest time breaking into the game as it is. Look at how we as women are exploited. Look at how the game pimp’d both you bitches. If you are a female in this game and not butt naked on posters padding your pussy or sucking dick between every 16 bars, heads don’t even turn. This picture is your homage. This is your major contribution to the game.
I am so tired of witnessing you washed up female rappers attempt to tear down another female whenever they get their foot in the door. There is way too much room in the game for new female rappers with exciting new flows for you to be jealous of this chick. How about this, go sit your old ass down and let that girl do her thing. Jay-Z lied when he said, “30 is the new 20.” Stop letting Jay-Z brainwash your ass. Use your name as a brand for something clever and make some quiet money. You will always be Lil Kim “The Queen Bitch.” No one can take that from you.