The rivalry between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim is well documented. The two New York rappers have their devoted fan bases and also have hip hop fans who enjoy the music of both artists. However, the patchy history between the two always seems to come up when mentioning the greatest female rappers of all time. It seems one group tends to shade the other for why one is greater than the other.
90’s hardcore hip hop fans sometimes state that Nicki Minaj stole Lil Kim’s style, while new millennium fans tend to believe that Lil Kim is bitter that Nicki Minaj threatened her position as not only as “Queen Of New York”, but the “Queen Of Rap”. The two women have no love lost and both believe they sit on the throne. Now the debate is back on again due to Atlanta rapper, T.I., released a top 50 greatest rappers list which gave accolade to Lil Kim as one of the greatest rappers ever, while Nicki Minaj was left off the list.
“It’s between Lil’ Kim and Nicki [Minaj],” said T.I., addressing his friends and peers in the room. “I don’t think we can have both because they are a direct reflection of one another.” Somebody chimes in and says that without Kim, Nicki would not be able to do what she does today and Tip agreed with that sentiment. He continued: “She [Nicki] is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time and I salute that. Impact, impact, impact.”
It was determined that Lil’ Kim would rank after Bun B, however there was a mention of perhaps a list for all time female rappers was in the works.
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