By Nadeska Alexis
Lil Kim has been very outspoken about her disdain for Nicki Minaj, but during a May 17 interview on New York’s Power 105 Breakfast Club morning show, the Brooklyn rapper gave a little more detail on the source of her beef, including Cash Money CEOs Slim and Birdman in the equation. DJ Envy catches up to Birdman on Sunday’s episode of MTV 2’s ‘Sucker Free,’ where Stunna refutes Kim’s version of things.
Envy asked Birdman about Kim’s accusations that an attempt to collaborate with the crew—including Minaj—had resulted in a snub from Cash Money, and that she later heard music from Nicki that sounded very similar to what she’d originally presented.
“Nah, ain’t no truth to that,” Birdman responded. “We based on creativity. If you know about YMCMB and you ever followed us and been a part of our music, biting and stealing that shit just ain’t for us. All [those] rap wars, we just grinding for the money, sun up, sun down. It’s Nicki Minaj all day everyday.”
In her extended interview, Kim explained that she was on track to sign with Cash Money Records thanks to her friendship with Slim, but things went sour when they suddenly plugged the plug on collaborating. After recording “Grindin’ Makin’ Money” with Birdman and Minaj, Kim says Stunna scrapped the track from his 2009 album Priceless and things went cold.
“I was over there with Cash Money — I was getting ready to be partners with them,” Kim said. “If that would’ve been a big video and a big event record, that would’ve been big for both of us. But I personally think they didn’t want me to stand beside her, which is stupid.”