Lil Kim and Eve apparently had bad blood back when they were both tearing up the charts ― at least according to Eve. The newly minted host of The Talk revealed that Kim iced her out when she was still an eager Philly upstart.
“When I first started in the business, I’d been a big, big, giant fan of Lil’ Kim,” said Eve. “I just thought there was this sisterhood in the music business. So I would run up to her like, ‘Oh my God, Kim. Hey girl. I just got signed, can you please be on my album, or whatever?’ And she would just look at me [disinterested] like, ‘Uh huh, yeah, ok.'”
Eve said it never really rose to the level of beef, but she definitely noticed that Kim wasn’t feeling her. However, she added that the pair have chopped it up since, and everything is good between the two legendary lady rappers.
“I don’t think she hated me. I think I was so overexcited to see her,” she said. “One day, we sat across from each other, and we bonded over our dogs, we bonded over other things, and I love Kim so much now.”
Even though Eve admitted that everything was kosher, Kim still felt the need to address being aired out for stay-at-home parents, sick kids, and old folks who watch daytime television.
“Why do you girls always do this to me? Trying to make me out to be the bad guy?” Kim said on Twitter. “I don’t remember it that way at [email protected] is my girl that’s my baby y’all. We are not fighting. We are real friends.”
Fittingly, Kim offered to settle things for real over a ladies night.
“We can have this debate and still cuddle on the couch and watch a movie 2gether,” she said.
Lil Kim has been more than willing to patch things up lately. Azealia Banks recently walked back her long-standing beef with Kim.
Banks and Kim had a falling out after Banks presumed to write a verse for Kim in a potential collaboration. Kim took this as an implication that Banks thought she couldn’t write, and the pair had been side-eyeing each other ever since. Banks apologized for the faux pas last year and said that a collab is still on the table.
“I hope one day we can link in person and straighten things out because I was sooo confused and heartbroken when our collab fell thru,” she said.
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And for Kim’s part she accepted the apology and warned against future generations bashing their elders.
“When you come in the game, you don’t come in the game disrespecting your idols. You don’t be like ‘I’m the new. You sit down,’” she wrote on Instagram after admiring Banks’ growth. “Why would I say that to Salt-n-Pepa? Why would I say that to MC Lyte? These are the girls that made it possible for me. These are the girls who influenced me and gave me life.”
Check out Eve’s talk about Lil Kim up top. What do you think? Are Kim and Eve really besties now? Should Eve have let all that business out into the open or should she have kept it to herself to avoid upsetting her friend? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.