Who’s a big fan of Lil Kim? Monica. Who’s not? Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace. That’s what we’ve taken away from the controversy over the “Love All Over Me” singer’s new single “Anything (To Find You),” which Lil Kim has already laid down her vocals for and Monica is happy with, but now may not be released as is. The Missy Elliot-produced track samples Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya,” and since his mother now controls the late rapper’s estate, she gets the final say on who appears on the cut — and it appears she’s playing for Team Minaj. Find out more below.
Seems like the Lil Monster runs into controversy just about everywhere she goes these days (though most of it she instigates herself). At least Monica’s got her back.
In a series of tweets, Monica stated:
“I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed. She’s our friend, a legend & @LilKim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked & I’m fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate. We respect all parties involved & were gonna do WHATEVER to keep the song as is because @lilKim the bizness on the record…I am as thorough as they come and I LOVE @LilKim bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get SUED. Your directing your anger in the wrong place & I am far 2deep in the game 2play games. These r facts. Still fighting 4 Kim to be on it…..”
For now, there’s still time for Voletta Wallace to reconsider. Lil Kim recently announced a forthcoming LP and single of her own, regardless of what happens to her guest rap on Monica’s track.