When Nicki Minaj began to see unprecedented fame with the release of Pink Friday, Lil Kim accused the Queens native of jacking her swag and in an interview said: “If you are going to steal my swag, you gonna have to pay. Something gotta give. You help me, I help you. That’s how it goes to me.”
Since then, a feud has been building between the two, each releasing diss tracks towards one another. But if the pair was forced to go head to head, verse for verse during a rap battle, who would prosper?
When Lil Kim came on to the rap scene in the nineties, she was the first of her kind that the music industry had ever seen. Highly sexualized and rapping explicit lyrics, Lil Kim was the opposite of the demure R&B ladies that were singing at the time, or the Queen Latifahs and MC Lytes spitting conscious rap.
Kim rolled with the big boys of Junior M.A.F.I.A, spit some of the hottest lyrics on the crew’s top hits and did a year in prison just to prove how much she really was about that life.
The Queens, New York resident, by way of Trinidad, had her come-up in the rap game via underground mixtape circuits, but when Nicki Minaj hit the surface, she made an indelible splash on the scene. The self-proclaimed Barbie was a big hit not only in the hip-hop world, but with the fashion masses as well. She landed magazine covers and a spot as the first lady of YMCMB. The success didn’t come without a price though, Nicki was compared to everyone from Madonna to Lil Kim while she was racking in her platinum status, but if she really was to go verse for verse with Kim, who would come out on top?
We know that the two have thrown shots at one another in the past, but if there was a rap battle that forced the two to go against one another live, who would come out as the victor?
Cast your vote here and let us know who would win in a battle of Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj.