Jesus, you guys, this is seriously not how I’d planned on spending any portion of this otherwise pleasant Wednesday afternoon, but there is some bullshit going on between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim, so I wil begrudgingly do my best to tell you everything I know/understand about that.
Lil Kim, who you might remember from a decade ago, released a mixtape called Black Friday yesterday (it was Tuesday), the cover of which depicts Kim in a pose similar to the one Nicki Minaj struck on the cover of her still-number one album late last year, while a decapitated head with pink hair sits beside her. She’s selling the mixtape on her website, through Paypal, for $10, even though I thought most mixtapes are generally free on the internet, no? Anyway, Kim claims she sold 113,000 copies in just over a day, setting some sort of Paypal record, which is impressive, sure, but I dunno… Paypal? Seems like sort of a JV thing to brag about, you know? “Thanks to you guys!!,” she Tweeted. “#lilkimblackfridaymixtape sold 113,000 copies in 28 hours which made me the #1 seller on paypal ever =) THANK U!”
Then, a little while later, Nicki Minaj took to her own Twitter to respond, “”Bwaahhhhahhahahahahahahhahahhhaaahhhhhaaahahahahhhaha!!!!!!!! *lifeless* *leaves on stretcher* *cant go on*.” I genuinely have no idea what she’s talking about here, but I get the distinct feeling she’s rolling her eyes at the whole thing, which I imagine is doubly effective with those big, awesome fake eyelashes she likes to wear.
So then, to the surprise of exactly no one, Kim kept things going: “#twitterbeef This is not beef. Real beef is when someone gets shot 5 minutes later. CHILD PLEASE!!! #toomanytwittergangstas #teamlilkim LEGO.” Do you guys know what the “LEGO” thing is about? I do not, at all.
And as far as I can tell, that’s where things stand as of right now. If she’s smart, Nicki will just leave well enough alone and let her chart dominance speak for her. If not, though? I really hope her next tweet contains the words “Dancing With the Stars.”