Lil’ Kim pinpointed the origins of her beef with Nicki Minaj back to a partnership with Cash Money Records that fell through during her interview with Power 105′s The Breakfast Club.
“Me and Slim were friends for four years, and we decided we were going to do business together. I was over there at Cash Money, and I was getting ready to be partners with him. When I was over there, we were working a lot. I was in Miami and he would put me in the studio.”
Kim says Baby extended an offer to put her on a track with a then-unknown Nicki Minaj for his solo album, which Kim remarked would have been “good for music.” But when the track didn’t take off as he predicted the Cash Money CEO cut off all communication with her and Nicki began talking slick shit about her on wax.
“The problem with her is, she was very catty with it. I never had a problem with her. I was always nice with her. Always. She was a very obnoxious person, but I was very nice with her. From the time I saw her in that dressing room, the story she told, I don’t even know what the heck she was talking about. That’s not even how it happened,” Kim explained.
“But from the moment that I met her, I was always cool with her. But after that, it almost seems like, when they realized, OK, we need Kim, we want to study her swag, that’s what it kind of felt like because I was around for a long time. They were like, OK, let’s study her swag and I think they wanted to get that record just to stamp that I was OK with what was going on.”
The two eventually ran into each other at the birthday party for Diddy’s oldest son.
“After that whole Cash Money situation with the song, we’re at Justin’s birthday party. Perfect time to come up and say, ‘Hey, we did the song together.’ Nothing. And she looked at me and rolled her eyes, and I was like, really? Every single record she made was coming at me.”
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