News: Nicki Minaj Admits Lil Kim Was “Roman’s Revenge” Actual Target
Friday, Nov 19, 2010 6:40PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj has sent a warning to Lil Kim weeks after the rap veteran called her out during a Queens, New York concert.
Speaking with radio host Angie Martinez, Minaj confirmed speculation that her “has-been” references from the recently released “Roman’s Revenge” track was directed toward her.
It looks like listeners were right all along. While interviewing with Angie Martinez during Hot 97′s VIP Lounge earlier today (November 19), Nicki Minaj finally admitted the target for her collaboration with Eminem, “Roman’s Revenge” is in fact Lil’ Kim. “You gotta be careful when you pick fights,” Minaj said, referring to the Queen Bee. “That’s what I’ve learned in this business. I think people mistake me for a real Barbie and forget where I’m from. They forget where I’m from. And if I have to revert back, I can and I will.” (XXL Mag)
When asked if she intentionally dissed Kim, Minaj previously denied directing “Roman’s Revenge” at the Queen Bee.
“No, I’m talking about everyone who has been in interviews talking and I think it’s good for people to hear me respond to a lot, people have said so much about me so I don’t ever single anyone out because no one is worth being singled out,” Minaj explained in an interview when asked if she was dissing Kim. “No one is worth having their name mentioned out of my mouth and they never will get that. But you know, I’ve been quiet for such a long time, I’ve been the nice guy, I’ve been the person that gave everybody their props. I complemented everybody from day one and I think that as a rapper, you can’t be a rapper and not speak on things being said about you. So, I use my music to say what I have to say.” (99 Jamz)
Last week, Baby said if Kim felt she was being dissed on “Roman’s Revenge,” then she deserved it.
“Real talk, but maybe Kim asked for it. Usually we don’t try to make money like that…that’s not our theory. We make great music. We have never been the type to make songs about motherf*ckas. I think Nicki is speaking in general, not just Kim personally. A lot of motherf*ckers have been hating on her success. To me, they are all asking for it. I don’t think any of them has as a talented clique as Nicki. We a movement.” (VIBE)
After hearing the record, rapper 50 Cent warned Minaj about a possible Kim retaliation.
“I just heard that em nikki joint good sh*t. I know kim tight. Lol she gonna ride on her and em. Lol http://plixi.com/p/55347613,” 50 tweeted Saturday (November 6) referring to Nicki Minaj and Eminem’s record. (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Check out Lil Kim calling out Nicki Minaj in Queens, New York below: