Lil Kim Doesn’t Want To Talk About Nicki Minaj

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“Let’s celebrate every girl in their own right”

It's no secret that Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj have had a pretty fraught relationship in the past. However, Kim wants you to know that she's moved on from the drama, and you should, too.

Earlier this week, Lil Kim stopped by L.A.'s Real 92.3 to chat with hosts DJ Hed and Bootleg Kev about her new single, "Nasty One." When Bootleg Kev asked the Queen Bee how she felt about the title of Minaj's forthcoming album, Queen, she shut down speculation hard and fast.

“Why isn’t this about Kim? If we’re gonna mention one female, we’re gonna mention them all. We need to mention them all," Kim responded. "We need to bring everybody in, and we need to give everybody love.”

Lil Kim continued by saying that while she wishes Minaj the best, she's personally "past that and over that," making clear that people should stop asking. 

“She did what she did, and until she’s ready—hopefully God puts it on her mind to do the right thing, ’cause she knows what she did—once that happens, hopefully, everybody would stop asking me. Because ya don’t do that to her,” she said.

Kim went on to tackle the music industry's penchant for pitting women artists against each other, saying that we should be letting every woman "shine."

“Let’s give every girl, including ol’ girl, their own recognition," she said. "Let’s celebrate every girl in their own right.”

Watch the entire interview, below.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."