Over the weekend, Remy Ma broke the Internet with the release of her diss track, “shETHER,” a direct shot at Nicki Minaj. As fans dissected Remy’s bars in an attempt to differentiate fact from fiction, rumors surfaced reporting a tag-team between Remy and Lil Kim, who participated in her own beef against the self-proclaimed rap queen.
However, as Lil’ Kim prepares for the release of her fifth studio album and fashion line, the rapper and mother to a beautiful baby girl, Royal Reign, is so far removed from all things Nicki Minaj. Frankly, she couldn’t care less.
In an interview with Billboard, Kim addressed the rumors of a collaboration with Remy and set the record straight about her beef with Nicki Minaj, or “ol girl” as she described the self-proclaimed Barbie.
“We all know the situation that’s going on with Remy and ol’ girl,” Kim said of the beef between Remy and Nicki Minaj. “That’s their situation and I have nothing to do with that.”
“They have a rumor out there like, ‘Kim is gonna do a diss track with Remy.’ First of all, let me tell you this. Number one: y’all giving ol’ girl too much credit. I’m not even thinking about that. I’m not even thinking about ol’ girl! I’m so far past that. That’s never on my mind. Ever. Ol’ girl has never been on my mind for a long ass time at all. So I hate the fact of that being in the equation,” she said.
“But the situation with Remy, for them to say that we were coming together to do a diss track,” she added. “First of all, after hearing “ShETHER,” that sh*t is so hard, Remy don’t need no damn help! Why would I need to come together for that? I mean, I’m into the music and I’m speaking musically wise — the song is just hard, period. Just like “Back To Back” was hard — just good hip-hop music,” Kim said, referencing Drake’s diss record towards Meek Mill.
“But I got nothing to do with that,” the rapper maintained. “When I had my situation and my situation came up, I handled my business. If anybody comes to me, if ol’ girl came to me, I’ma give them the business. That’s just the bottom line of it. So if it ain’t coming my way, I ain’t got nothing to do with it. Me and Remy is cool. I hate when media do that. That’s the thing.”
After clearing up the rumors regarding another diss track, Kim discussed the idea of another “Ladies Night,” this time featuring Cardi B. She reiterated what was said over the weekend, after she shared the stage with the two love and hip-hop stars, introducing the “Ladies Night” idea.
“What I said was, ‘Shout out to the beautiful ladies who was on this stage with me tonight, Cardi B and Remy!’ because we needed more of that. We don’t do shows together like the men do shows together. That’s what I said! I said, ‘It’s about time for another ‘Ladies Night,’ and maybe you’ll see something in the future,’ because we’re putting it together,” she said.
“Me and Cardi are already working. I already have stuff in the works with Cardi. We’ve been sending each other texts back and forth. A long time ago when Remy first came home from jail, she sent me a text, so we were kind of already working,” Kim added.
“What I was saying was it’s about time for another ‘Ladies Night’ song,” she continued.
“Let me explain something to you… I’m a hustler first. The ‘Ladies Night’ record got me a Grammy nomination and several MTV nominations, and we performed the song on MTV during one of the biggest awards moments and my album went double platinum. At the end of the day, I want another one of those,” Kim said. “I ain’t thinking about no other bullsh*t, because like I said, this ain’t what you want when it comes to that because I’m an extremist. Plus, I already handled my business. Everybody else already know, I already put it down. Once that situation came at me, I addressed the person.”
“Like I said, that’s done and over with and they know what it is. That person knows what it is. Me and Remy is cool so I just want these blogs to keep my damn name out the bullshit,” she said.