Lil’ Kim paid DJ Whoo Kid a visit for a wide-ranging discussion in support of her latest single “Nasty One.” The Queen Bee is working toward the release of her anticipated fifth studio album, which is slated for November, 22 years after her acclaimed debut effort. Kim also chopped it up about shooting a documentary, her relationship with Snoop Dogg and possibly working with Beyoncé.
Throughout the East Coast-versus-West Coast beef, Snoop always got along with Kim, even with tensions at an all-time high. “Me and Snoop always remained friends. What people don’t know is [Biggie] and Snoop was kind of still cool. Snoop didn’t feel a lot of stuff was going on, and neither did [Biggie]. B.I.G. and Snoop wanted to be friends all the time, it was just hard. Me and Snoop didn’t want that energy to affect our music,” she explained.
The Brooklyn MC was highly complimentary of Remy Ma and even confirmed they have a collaboration coming on her forthcoming album. “She’s a lyrical beast. I got a song with her on my new album. She and I relationship is so friendly. I remember when B.I.G. and JAY-Z were in the studio, they used to try to make each other’s records hotter,” Kim says. “Jay used to be like, ‘Damn, that verse is crazy.’ Then Jay would come in with a fire-ass verse. That’s how it is with [Remy Ma] and I.”
Last Halloween, Beyoncé actually dressed up as Lil’ Kim at Kelly Rowland‘s party. She meticulously mimicked five of Kim’s most iconic looks from the past, as she and JAY-Z did their best Kim and Biggie Smalls impersonations. The Queen Bee hopes to link up with Queen Bey for her upcoming album. “We’ve been showing each other love,” she said, as Whoo Kid pressed the idea of a collaboration being in the works. “Put it out there,” Kim declared.
Check out Lil’ Kim’s interview in full below.