While in an interview at Hot 97′s VIP Lounge, Nicki Minaj dishes about her ongoing battle with Lil Kim, who has continued to take public digs at Nicki.
"Yeah it hurt. It hurt me. It hurt my feelings because I remember I saw her on the tour with Wayne and I had been hearing, you know in the business people talk behind the scenes, and I remember I ran into Foxy and Foxy said 'Why you keep on giving props to Kim, she don't like you.' She was like 'the girl be dissing you' in conversation and I was such so much of a die hard and I was like until I hear her say something about me, I'm going to continue paying my respect to her in my interviews and that's what I did, I kept on doing it, that's why everybody came out and said 'Nicki always shows you love, what are you talking about.;
But you want to know what scares people? Success. When you don't make moves and when you don't climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you're not competition. When you become competition, people start…'hold on wait?', so I felt like, you're going to go down in history now as a sore loser as opposed to going down in history as the Queen because if you can't beat em, join em. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. You don't have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.
I see people do things all the time that I think…hmm, that remind me of Nicki Minaj, but it's like do you honey, we all take from each other. That's why I did a record on Pink Friday called 'Here I Am' and I said 'nothing is new under the sun.' It's like when you see Gaga, you see Madonna, but Madonna never hated on Gaga. Why in the black community, we got to hate on each other instead of saying 'Thank you for showing me love, thank you for keeping my name alive.' You know, the same way she opened doors for me, I'm now opening doors for you. Do you understand? Because nobody was even playing you music and and you danm sure couldn't get an interview to save your life. But now you getting interviews and now every interview you do, they asking you about Nicki Minaj.
So it's like we help each other, that's the point, we're helping each other. But if you are bitter…get a life."
Wowsa! Very mature response.
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