Nicki Minaj, one of the performers at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops show tonight, hasn’t been around long, but already she has a beef with fellow rapper Lil’ Kim, whose song “Black Friday” is about as scathing as it gets. On the track, Kim calls Minaj a “Lil’ Kim clone clown” and says “It’ll be a murder scene, I’m turning Pink Friday into Friday the 13th,” (and those are some of the more polite lyrics we can print). So, who better to weigh in on the beef than MC Lyte, who has been around for decades and showed up herself at the Divas show?
When she was asked what she thought about who would beat who in a battle royale between the two rappers, MC Lyte actually shocked us when she replied “There’s room for everyone, but those who really need to be worried about Nicki’s record is Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado…Nicki is coming out to win…and she’s more able to handle what it takes right now to be an international star.” Didn’t see that coming, but we have to say, she has a point. As for why Kim would dis Nicki, Lyte says “It’s what an MC thrives on…it’s that competitive nature that hip hop brings to the community.” And it’s also what makes a you a VH1 Diva. Check out the full video of our interview with MC Lyte at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute To The Troops, which aired tonight.