Lil Kim's Album Sales Skyrocket After Ending Feud With Nicki Minaj
Kim and Nicki may never be friends but this week they are sharing the charts. After news broke of Lil Kim ending the feud with Nicki Minaj, Kim's albums Notorious KIM, and Hard Core both rentered the charts. She also saw an increase in streams on all platforms including a 450% jump on Spotfiy. Kim recently spoke about her fued with Nicki during an interview.
During a radio interview on Real 92.3 this week, the "No Matter What They Say" rapper addressed her ongoing feud with Minaj, despite hilariously telling ET in June she "doesn't know" her.
Kim, who has exchanged jabs with Minaj several times over the past few years, appeared to want to put the drama behind her. "God bless [Nicki], I wish her the best," she said during the radio interview. "She did what she did, until she’s ready, hopefully, God puts it on her mind to do the right thing because she knows what she did. Once that happens, hopefully everyone will stop asking me."
The rapper did have something to add about the title of Minaj's new album, Queen, however.
"I don’t really care about that either. I was named that, I never named myself that. It’s a difference," Kim said. "When the streets name you that, Biggie named me that. I didn’t name myself that. When you gotta name yourself, that’s a whole different thing, I would never name myself that.”
Kim and Minaj's feud goes back years, most notably to 2011, when Kim released "Black Friday," an obvious play on Minaj's debut album title, Pink Friday, and called Minaj a "Lil' Kim clone" and a "wannabe." Minaj's songs, "Roman's Revenge," "Tragedy," "Y.U. Mad," "Stupid Hoe" and "I Am Your Leader" are all thought to be about Kim.
In 2012, Kim opened up about their beef in an interview on The Breakfast Club, once again accusing Minaj of copying her and not showing her the proper respect.
"The problem with her is she was very catty about it," Kim said at the time. "I never had a problem with her. I was always nice with her. She was a very obnoxious person."
Kim took to instagram yesterday to express her happiness about her albums returning to the charts.