Ever since her fall-out with fellow rapstress Foxy Brown back in the early 2000’s resulting in a shoot-out in front of NY’s Hot 97 radio station and Kim spending a year in jail for perjury, it seems as if it hasn’t been that easy for Kim to return to her glory days in Hip Hop..
After getting out of jail and seeing that someone had completely ripped off her image and took it mainstream it kind of left Kim lost with no real direction to go, Kim decided to ditch her implants, colored wigs, contacts, and costumes and release ‘Black Friday’ before falling back to re-group and find a new direction to go with her image and sound. In a new interview with XXL Magazine Lil Kim took some time out to address the lack of unity amongst female rappers and address her critics, peep it out…
XXL: Do you still think women in hip-hop are struggling to find their collective voice?
Yeah, definitely, because you have other women out there who want to be by themselves. They don’t get the art of unity and what inspired that. You can’t come in the game and think, “Oh, okay, I’m going to be the only one out here. I don’t want to stand in the line with no other chicks.” It’s still a struggle because when a woman makes it to the top, it wasn’t like that when we were out. When we made it to the top, the real divas—me, Missy, Eve—we had no problem standing in a line.
Look, let’s get this money. We did songs together. We just kept continuously doing it even when we didn’t like each other. We did photo shoots even when we couldn’t stand each other. It was more real. Nowadays, it’s just females are jealous. And they want to act like the girl who is responsible for all this doesn’t exist. That’s whack. That’s real corny, but things will change. That’s the one thing for certain—two things for sure. Things will change. I am definitely the queen. I definitely see myself as the queen. I am the one who made it possible for females to be sexy. That’s just the bottom line. And [I] still rap hard with the fellas. Period.
XXL: Do you still fl that yo deserve more respect?
I don’t give a fuck. It’s whatever. At this point, it is what it is. The streets made me. They stay at me. There’s nothing that’s gonna take away from my legacy. I’m sorry. It is what it is. I’m dying this way. With the crown on my head, nobody can take nothing away from me. It is what it is. I am who I am. Bottom line.(XXLMag/Eric Diep)