The differences between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj have been well documented in past months, but the Brooklyn female rap veteran says that their "relationship" hit a snag way back when Kim was looking to work with Cash Money records.
Kim sat down recently with The Breakfast Club family on Power 105 and discussed what really started the feud between her and Young Money's superstar artist. She was to do business with Cash Money CEO Slim, whom she was friends with.
"It's deeper than that. 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."
Birdman then suggested that Kim and Nicki, who was unknown at the time, do a record together, which they did. But after it didn't receive the response they were hoping for, it was removed from Birdman's album with no further contact between Kim and the label.
It was then that Minaj's attitude changed, said Kim.
"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. 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 bumped into one another at Diddy's son Justin Comb's birthday party and Kim says once again, Nicki played her.
"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."