Rap Bitch Beef- NICKI MINAJ v. LIL’ KIM v. FOXY BROWN?!
Posted February 21, 2011on:
OK, it’s getting bananas out here, folks. How did it all start?
Jealousy of course, Nicki Minaj had just ended a nasty RBB with Trina, Khia, and Jacki-O– notable female mc’s back in the early 2000s- and was climbing the charts and creating a legitimate industry buzz. Back then the beef was who had a signed contract, which Trina is signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, Jackie-O cut an album deal that lost steam, Khia that ‘my neck, my back ho,’ and unsigned Minaj was just starting her grind- with hot tracks mind you.
Minaj, fan or not, has proven her monetary worth to the rap industry and is threatening to cross over. She is publicly criticizing the misogynistic industry and encouraging other women to break in and take power.
So, it is no wonder the first sex symbols of hip-hop would take offense. They have historically been given credit for opening doors with their presence and capitalizing on sex appeal for the bigger dollars- successfully squeezing out legitimate female mc’s like MC Lyte and changing the direction and image for new comers like Khia, Trina, and Jackie-O.
Without oversight and control the industry quickly became saturated with oversexed wannabe mc’s. This not only divided the focus on women in hip-hop but successfully ended Kim and Brown’s careers- as they had become obsolete next to younger even sexier women.
Now, Minaj threatens to steal the spot light with lyrical talent- her commercial image is a new invention- with the obvious blend of sex appeal. She successfully battled through her generation of mc’s, surpassed her own legends, and threatens to empower women- something no oversexed female mc has done- while making millions and collaborating with generation favorites like Katy Perry and Drake. And, she is inspiring a movement through her public activism.
With all Minaj has accomplished, it is no wonder rap’s oversexed legends- obsolete blueprints of the 90s- are attacking her and each other. One last attempt at fame, one last chance to prove they are the greatest, though it is futile and redundant at this point…