Lil’ Kim isn’t one to keep secrets. She’s not a fan of fellow female rapper Foxy Brown, and she’s not afraid to say it. Asked about Brown in an interview, Kim responded, “I don’t even want to mention her. No, because she’s just somebody that’s … no, I don’t even want to mention her.”
Kim continued the string of bad publicity when she publicly criticized Cash Money Records, who put her on a track with Nicki Minag called “Grindin’ Making Money” but pulled the song due to a “lukewarm response,” according to BET. Says Lil’ Kim: “They f—ing sh—ed on me! Ok, now it’s time, now it’s war, because I’m tired. I’m tired of people taking advantage of me and being quiet and people don’t know what’s going on.” Ouch.
Check out other notable musical feuds below:
Katy Perry vs. Lily Allen
When Katy Perry described herself as “the fatter version of Amy Winehouse and the skinnier version of Lily Allen” in 2008, Miss Allen was understandably unhappy. According to MSN Music, Perry claimed that she was joking. Regardless, Allen responded by knocking the fact that Perry doesn’t write her own songs and threatening to post Perry’s phone number on Facebook. Moral of the story: Keep your mouth shut!
Notorious B.I.G. vs. Tupac
The West coast vs. East coast battle came to light most memorably in the ongoing rivalry between rappers Biggie and Tupac. The two battled back and forth on albums for years: Biggie answered Tupac’s “Who shot me? But ya punks aint finish now you ‘bout to feel the wrath of a menace…” with “Who shot ya? Separate the weak from the obsolete, hard to creep them Brooklyn streets.”
Toby Keith vs. Dixie Chicks
Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, wasn’t a fan of Toby Keith’s post-September 11th anthem “Courtest of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American).” According to The Boot, Maines said, “It’s ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant.” Following the dispute, Keith’s tour backdrop depicted Maines consorting with Saddam Hussein while Maines wore a t-shirt with a the super-subtle message “FUTK.”