Hold onto your nipple pasties, ladies. Lifelounge scored one of Lil Kim's only two interviews ahead of her Australian tour this month. We talked with the Queen of Hip Hop about style, being a lady and the time Diana Ross grabbed her chi-chi.
KO: Kim? How are you? LK: Good. How are you?
KO: Um, nervous and excited. You're kind of a big deal. LK: Aww! That's so nice. Thank you.
KO: You're in Canada. How's it been so far? LK: Yeah, I’m touring and um, it’s just basically for me to, like – it was time for me to see my fans again! …Everything is going great, it’s really really wonderful. Actually it’s more than I expected and my fans are just wonderful. I have the best fans in the world.
KO: Must be a pretty good feeling. We’re excited to have you here too. All the ladies I know are losing their collective shit for your show. LK: Oh! Bring them! Make sure all your ladies come with you.
KO: I'm sure there will be a bunch of girl teams there getting rowdy. LK: We’re gonna have a lot of fun. That’s one thing I can say about my concerts, it seems like we all have a lot of fun.
Producer D-Dot Tells Story Of Unfinished Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj Collaboration
It was the ultimate female rap co-sign: Lil Kim hops on a track with underground-bubbling-but-mainstream-nobody Nicki Minaj to keep the female rap torch ablaze. The only problem—it never quite happened.
Hip-hop web heads were left perplexed after an un-mastered track called “Everywhere We Go,” which featured the currently feuding Kim and Minaj, hit the Internet earlier this month, with drops from storied producer Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie seemingly certifying it’s authenticity. The former Bad Boy beatmaker told VIBE that the two-year-old track was intended to be a Queen Bee and Barbie collab, but Kim never laid her verse.
“As soon as Kim came home from jail—right before Dancing With The Stars—I was like, ‘There’s this new bitch that's about to be hot, you might want to fuck with her,’” remembers D-Dot, who laid the beat. “Nicki came to the studio and did the verse with me. She hadn't even met Kim.”
“[Lil Kim] said ‘cool when you put Nicki on it send it back to me,’” he continues. “I sent it back and she never re-did a new verse. So that's the same old Lil Kim reference verse.”
D-Dot, also known as hip-hop interlude royalty The Mad Rapper, says he’s not sure why Kim never recorded original vocals for the song, or how the track made it’s way to the ‘Net. “I didn’t leak the record. The only people that had a copy was Lil Kim and me,” he says. “So I don't really know where that came from.
“I would've called Nicki and called Kim and mixed it. Make it hot.”