Move over Lil Kim, there's another female rapper not too fond of Nicki Minaj. Lil Mama is the latest to put the formerly minted Harajuku Barbie on blast for not supporting other women in her arena.
Lil Mama says the former American Idol judge is basically a fraud. "It's a lot of underground women who are trying to break through, but on a mainstream level the one person that I really hear on the radio is Nicki Minaj," she said. "A lot of times, I hear her say. 'I do this for women,' and 'I'm doing this for all of us,' while she's accepting a BET award, but other than that I don't see her embracing any other women. I feel it's time for female MCs to really start sticking together and start putting out some music."
The "Lipgloss" rapper continued, "One of the things that makes me most happy about music is that I can look at a picture and see Da Brat, Missy [Elliott], Lil Kim, Left Eye and I know Aaliyah is a singer, but to see them all in one photo together hugging and laughing and really having genuine love for each other," she said, referencing the 1997 single "Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix), "I want to feel that with my hip hop sisters.
"I feel like we shouldn’t bash each other on records and get in-person and talk about how there is no more room for another female MC, 'It's only me and F you.' Even with the dudes, they will battle and let you know, 'You are not nicer than me,' but at the end of the day, we should be able to get together and enjoy each other. "
Lil Mama has blasted the Queens MC before (for allegedly jacking her style), but this more recent "girl power" kick may be inspired by her role as Left Eye in the TLC biopic Crazy Sexy Cool. The film chronicles the Atlanta-based trio's career highs and lows, and will premiere on VH1 later this year.
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