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Pretty soon it’ll be 15 years since the Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim debate began. We’ve gone from Lil Kim telling Nicki Minaj “pay me homage” to Nicki calling her a Raggedy Ann doll to album covers beheading each other and finally Kim asking that people stop comparing the two. But of course this is quarantine and people have jungle rot of the brain and they forgot about that. And what better time to sh*t start than when you’re locked in the house with nothing else to do? The Mayor of New York City just told us today he would have people physically removed from the water if they try and swim so Twitter it is for now.

This week Usher was told by Swizz Beatz that interest in a Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim Versuz battle had been brewing. Usher said that would never work because Nicki was a byproduct of Kim. Before he could finish his thought he was informed he was already trending on Twitter. In a conversation with TS Madison, Tamar Braxton said she disagrees and said “I don’t give a damn, what come, what may, Lil Kim did not give Nicki Minaj her talent. So, therefore, who are you to take Nicki Minaj talents away from her?… You can’t get too involved with the Barbz or the Queen Bees, I don’t know the stans, but you can’t get too involved with it because that’s not fair.” She went on to say that those who keep these comparisons going are only trying to “discredit [Nicki’s] talent.”

LisaRaye McCoy spoke to Claudia Jordan on her FoxSoul show and started out praising Lil Kim. And while Claudia said that Usher meant no disrespect to Kim, standing her ground, LisaRaye said “We can all stand together queens and we can all say that all of us are acknowledging the fact that Kim came before Nicki Minaj.” She continued saying, “So Nicki, just take a seat. You don’t have to sit down for long, but just take a bow. Just like Beyoncé said, ‘Bow down b*tches.”

Now telling a woman to sit down or anyone for that matter is serious. Those are almost fighting words. And the “bow down b*tches” line? Does she not know how Nicki will take her entire show and rip the heads off of her and everyone who tweeted a “Yaas Queen” in agreement because she can? The internet of course had an opinion about what LisaRaye said and it was hardly nice.

Hopefully those two don’t start beefing again. They’re both insanely talented in their own regards. Did Nicki find influence in Lil Kim? Yes, she did. And that’s a fact whether she acknowledged it or not, which she has. As for the bow down b*tch comment from LisaRaye? We probably could have done without that. But she just did an interview talking about her habit of not marrying for love so she probably needs to work on that since she’s still talking about what ended her last marriage over a decade ago. Lil Kim’s been focused on keeping her house and Nicki Minaj’ sex offender husband, we’re not sure if they’re together now or not but as you can see, they’re all too busy to be dealing with this. Well, maybe not Nicki. She’s in the middle of a fake industry break so she might pop a line or two out of boredom. We’ll see.