Motherhood hasn’t softened Lil’ Kim just one bit. Weeks after giving birth to her first child and just one day after Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj was leaked, the hip-hop heavyweight came stinging with her own mix of the tune, tackling the Harajuku Barbie for the rap queen crown.
On the original remix, which features new vocals from Beyoncé and an ending guest verse from Minaj, the pop titan and raptress join forces for a new spin on the feminist anthem. While Mrs. Carter finally references the infamous elevator footage fight between her husband Jay Z and younger sis Solange, Minaj uses the track to proclaim her rap power by referring to herself as the “Queen of Rap.” Lil’ Kim’s version of the remix stays close to the duo’s remix but cuts off Minaj’s verse mid-bar.
“Am I trippin’ or did this h* just say my name?/ queen of rap? f*** outta here/ queen is back, get outta here/ time to get this swag b**** outta here/ I woke up like this, f*** outta here,” she spits on the verse.
Lil’ Kim shared the remix via Twitter and her WhoSay account, announcing that she shut down Twitmusic with the big unveil of the mix. It’s just the latest move in her widely known feud with Minaj. But Minaj has had her share of diss tracks directed at Kim, including “Roman’s Revenge” and “Stupid H**.” Don’t expect a response from Beyoncé.
I'm sorry to those who can't download the remix but we shut down Twitmusic #Sheesh
— Lil' Kim (@LilKim) August 4, 2014