Is this real?
Beef isn’t something to be taken lightly. Every diss track comes with a side of assumption that the attack will be good for the disser’s career and every response comes after a calculation on whether or not to give the attack the time of day. If you want to see how poorly a willy-nilly beef can go, just take a look at Meek Mill’s career. He wasn’t thinking when he let his Twitter fingers loose, so he was taken to the woodshed by a master tactician.
That doesn’t mean that beef can’t simmer out of sight or that fans can’t pick up on those vibes and act accordingly. While MCs have to be careful about picking their battles, their fan armies can go at each other with vigor.
That’s what happened in this viral Instagram live video. Apparently, things got so heated between a Lil Kim fan and a Nicki Minaj lover that the pair decided to settle it face-to-face (or fist-to-face).
The short clip shows the two stans throwing down while commenters throw out various expressions of disbelief. That disbelief festered to the point that many people think the fight was staged — and we can’t say we blame them. Still, even believing in a rapper enough to stage a nasty fight is worth noting.
Lil Kim herself did not go after Nicki Minaj in the song “Wake Me Up,” providing the hook and bridge. Though, she did help Remy Ma continue her fight with the star. Check out some representative lines:
“I’m rich, I’mma stay that b*tch!
You fake-a** b*tch, you owe homage, pay that sh*t!
Spray that fif’, the crown, I’mma take that sh*t
‘Cause you a clown and Homey don’t play that sh*t!
Of course, this verse maintains that veneer of plausible deniability that all the low-key beefing MCs like to keep up. She could be talking about anybody who she sees herself in competition with.
Remy later said the much less subtle line “If Nick-ole a Kid-man, OJ that b*tch!” but she still claims that there is no Nicki shots in the song.
“No, listen please, please, please don’t ask me about Nicki Minaj. Please, it’s annoying at this point in my life,” she wrote on Genius. “I see this all the time too, when it’s about anybody, you’re gonna know, I’m gonna say your first name, your nickname, your government name, your AKA, your alias.”
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Outside of all the ducking and dodging, one famous stan is repping for his favorite lady. Trick Daddy repped for Trina over any other female MC.
“Trina was saying the things way worse than Kim did it,” he said. “Lil Kim did it with class. Trina did it from right here. ‘F-ck bout five or six friends.’ One of my favorite artists Foxy she never was that ghetto girl that be in my mind because she finessed the mic so well. Trina just did it a whole different way. To every man, every girl wanted to be Trina, and every man wanted to be with Trina. If Trina was a Kardashian, she’d be the richest Kardashian.”
Even though neither artist will admit to going after Nicki on the latest track, Kim fans apparently took it seriously enough to fight over it. Check out the video up top. What do you think? Is it real? Would you fight over your fave? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.