Lil Kim challenges Nicki Minaj to Verzuz battle, divides fans

You wanna rumble with the Bee? 

Lil Kim, music’s veteran self-anointed Queen Bee, is prepared to go crown-to-crown in a Verzuz battle with heralded “Queen” emcee Nicki Minaj. 

Sounding the trumpets of lyrical warfare towards the “Anaconda” crooner through the 2021 BET Awards pre-show Sunday, Kim, 46, unhesitatingly challenged Minaj, 38, to a hit-for-hit duel so as to formally decide whose chart-topping songs reign supreme. 

“Nicki,” stated Kim when requested which feminine rapper she’d like to face-off with on the Verzuz digital battleground. 

When the interviewer, DJ Envy of Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club, agreed that he’d love to see her and the Queens native duke it out on the viral streaming platform, the “Lady Marmalade” songstress assuredly stated: “Yes, me too.”

Verzuz — created by Grammy Award-winning producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz amid the pandemic as a type of concert-like leisure — is a live-streamed musical boxing ring of types. 

Two artists of the identical style meet up, both nearly or in-person, to play or carry out not less than 20 of their most iconic tracks in effort to outdo the opposite’s discography. 

Immediately following the songs skirmish, an opinionated viewers of on-line onlookers usually takes to Twitter or Instagram with their votes on the vocal victor of every match. 

Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj have been locked in a long-standing beef for over a decade.
Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj have been locked in a long-standing beef for over a decade.
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But Kim — who reached beforehand unprecedented heights of hip-hop success as a lusty woman lyricist all through the mid Nineties and early 2000s — and her all too public deceleration of battle Verzuz towards Minaj — who dominated the feminine rap recreation via the appearance of the web within the latter 2000s — already has social media timelines divided in two. 

Diehard digital troopers in every crooner’s camp are taking over arms in protection of their most popular microphone monarch. 

Music fans additionally famous {that a} song-for-song struggle between Kim and Minaj may not be honest as a result of the 2 ladies aren’t essentially contemporaries.

“Lil Kim vs Foxy is only right! Nicki and Kim are in 2 different generations. #AreYouDumb?,” a Twitter author commented, suggesting Kim ought to battle fellow Brooklyn soloist Foxy Brown — who additionally lead the cost for feminine emcees within the ‘90s. 

However, Minaj being referred to as out as Kim’s Verzuz opponent is smart to these within the know. 

Bad blood between two poetic powerhouses has been brewing for greater than a decade. Long-standing contentions over fashions statements and lyrical flows have induced a seemingly irreparable rift. 

And a Verzuz clash of the talented titans would possibly really be factor the that places their beef to relaxation. 

Singers Monica and Brandy Norwood squashed their enduring animosities throughout a Verzuz fight again in August. 

Soulja Boy and Shad “Lil Bow Wow” Moss did the identical when the 2 rappers went head-to-head on the platform in entrance of a worldwide viewers — which consisted of Lizzo and Drake — Saturday.  

So far, Minaj has but to affirm whether or not she’s excited by going manicured toe-to-manicured toe with Kim.

Minaj has yet to openly respond to Kim's request for a battle.
Minaj has but to brazenly reply to Kim’s request for a battle.
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