7 Classy Quotes (About Nicki Minaj) From Lil’ Kim’s Rap-Up.com Interview

The brave folks at Rap-Up.com had a one-on-one with fiery female rap icon Lil’ Kim, who, as we know from the cover of her Black Friday mixtape and the video for the title track, is clearly not a fan of fashionable hip hop upstart Nicki Minaj. But the site didn’t shy away from asking Kimmy Blanco exactly what she thinks of her new nemesis. And the answers she gave? Hold on to your flashlights, gang—because there is some heavy shade below! 7 CLASSY QUOTES (ABOUT NICKI MINAJ) FROM LIL’ KIM’S RAP-UP.COM INTERVIEW

* “I couldn’t listen to the whole thing [Pink Friday]. I’ve heard some songs from it. I’ve never deemed her to be a horrible artist, I just think that people give her more credit than she actually deserves.”

* On Whether Or Not She’d Ever Cut A Record With Nicki: “The only way that’s gonna happen is it’s definitely gonna take a check. ”

* At the end of the day, I’m not with Atlantic Records anymore, I’m not with a record company anymore, so anything you see me doing, I’m using my own money, I’m maneuvering my own self, I’m my own boss. She works for a boss. I cut my checks, she gets checks cut to her or probably for her.”

* On Minaj’s Manager Diddy, a close friend of Kim’s deceased mentor Biggie Smalls: “I don’t speak to Diddy. He basically showed his side and what he wanted to do, so he can go over there and run with it.”

* “This is nowhere near beef. It’s an insult to even call this beef to people who really have beef in the streets and overseas and other countries where it’s real beef. This is nothing to even take to a different level. I’m not gonna let nobody disrespect me or my family or my freakin’ money.”

* “People gotta know that I’m not stupid, but I’m having fun. I’m protecting my brand and my empire at this moment.”

* “A lot of people don’t know, before this situation happened, I was making alliances with Cash Money because I saw them trying to pattern this girl after me. I figured she’s somebody that I could actually help and we both could rock together, but she didn’t want it like that. I have someone on my team by the name of Fendi that used to manage her and he said that she was always jealous of any female that they even brought around to try to put in the group or make situations with.”

Oh, ladies—can’t we just bury the hatchet? Wait, we didn’t mean like that! Kim, put the axe down and step away from Nicki!

Catch the full Lil’ Kim interview over at Rap-Up.com.