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Lil' Kim's feud with Nicki Minaj goes all the way back to 2010's Pink Friday, when the veteran rapper accused Minaj of jacking her style. Things simmered down for a while, but Kim clearly isn't the forgive-and-forget sort.
This week, she returns with a new track called "Identity Theft", aimed at the "swagger jackers (giving) the game a bad look". Even though the release doesn't explicitly name and shame Minaj, it's pretty clear who Lil' Kim is talking about from the track artwork (above).
Earlier this week, Lil' Kim even released her own version of Beyoncé's Nicki-assisted remix of "Flawless". After Nicki's line declaring herself "the queen of rap", the Queen Bee cuts in, spitting: "Am I trippin' or did this ho just say my name? / Queen of rap? Fuck outta here".
And just in case you were in any doubt that the shade is real, Lil' Kim also posted this side-by-side comparison of both rappers' styles on Instagram:
To be honest, Kim's newfound fightin' spirit has less to do with Nicki and more to do with promoting her new Hardcore Mixtape tour. But you know what? At least this rap beef is way more entertaining to watch than anything Iggy Azalea could come up with.
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