That was history you just just watched, folks. Faith Evans, on her very grown woman s–t, introduced rapper, and her late husband’s girlfriend, Lil’ Kim at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens.
A historical moment as the two women infamously were both connected to The Notorious B.I.G. The beef pulled the ladies into the East Coast–West Coast rivalry but now nearly twenty years later, perhaps the hatchet is finally buried.
Faith introduced the Queen Bee with grace, saying, “The posters for her debut album were unforgettable. She brought sexy to hip hop, first.” Evans continue, “Lil’ Kim’s debut album Hard Core was the beginning of a new era for freedom for female emcees. She turned sex into power and made no rules.” Wrapping up with humor, Evans said, “She went toe to toe with Big, she even went toe to toe with me,” referencing their complicated relationship.
If that’s not maturity, we don’t know what is.