Lil’ Kim Gets in ‘Kanye West Mode,’ Dishes on Drake and 50 Cent

Lil' Kim

One year after her first appearance, Lil’ Kim returned to MTV’s “RapFix Live” for a lengthy conversation with Sway Calloway. Whereas last time the talk centered around her mixtape Black Friday and rival Nicki Minaj, she didn’t mention the Young Money rapper once during the interview.

Instead, an upbeat Kim revealed her new direction (“I’m in my Kanye West mode”), hinted at a collaboration with a mystery rapper on her upcoming album, and opened up about her friendship with 50 Cent (“That’s my boy”). And despite her history with Drake, she admitted that she still enjoys his music.

“I like Drake as an artist. I don’t like him as a person,” said the Queen Bee, who also shared memories of Biggie, Whitney Houston, and Aaliyah.

Read and watch highlights from the interview below.

On her new direction: “Creatively as an artist, I think I’m in my Kanye West mode. You do whatever you want to do and don’t give a sh— what nobody has to say about it and it’s all about taking chances.”

On whether she’s talking about Maino on her new single “If You Love Me”: “I might be. It’s definitely a true story. Somebody had allegedly made a record to me. There’s a lot in my personal life as far as relationships that people don’t know.”

On her secret collaboration: “I have a song with another celebrity person that I know the world and my fans are gonna love. I don’t want to say it until we officially announce that that’s the official video. Everybody loves him. He has an ill fan base. … It’s vintage Kim mixed with the new Kim.”

On the “Lighters Up” collaboration with Lauryn Hill that almost was: “Lauryn Hill and her husband at the time called me and they wanted to do it, but I don’t think my record company was willing to give up half the label to her ’cause she was still business about it. She was like, ‘I want to do it, but we gotta handle the business.’ I was like, ‘Give her what she wants.’”

On Drake: “I’ma be real ’cause I’m a real person. I don’t care. All that other stuff don’t mean nothin’. For me, I’m a Drake fan. I like Drake as an artist. I don’t like him as a person. I like him as an artist. He makes good music. I’m just bein’ real. I like his music.”

On her album release date: “I would love to put one out this year, this summer, going into next fall. I would love to put one out, but let’s see what the singles tell us. Let’s see where they take us. One thing about me, I just want to make good music.”

On her love/hate relationship with Diddy: “Puff never surprises me. I don’t agree with everything he does. I don’t always like him. I don’t necessarily think he’s a really good person all the time, but the Puff that I know can be very loving, very caring, very understanding at times, and very sweet. Puffy taught me a lot on the business side in this industry. Just being underneath him as a little sister, I learned a lot.”

On her friendship with 50 Cent: “That’s my boy. Him and Floyd Mayweather are good friends of mine. I spent New Year’s and Christmas with both of them. 50′s not really involved in my project, but I believe maybe in the future, he will be. He’s doin’ his own thing right now. I’m sure we’ll also probably work together in the future. We’ve been in the studio trying to come up with the right song. I think I had one for him ["I'm Ready"] and I played it for him when we were in Vegas and he liked it and he was like, ‘Yeah, I wanna do that one.’ So I’m hoping we can get that one done. We have been searching for that song for the longest and longest. I had two verses on there actually and there was one open for him and the hook and everything’s there. He told me he gon’ have some more music for me too, so hopefully that’ll happen. It’s up to Floyd and 50 if they wanna be involved on the business side, but until then, I’m just doin’ my boss lady.”



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79 Comments

  1. my name is oo

    I would love to hear a song from her featuring Ciara.

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    Hannah Reply:

    @my name is oo, I think the secret collaboration is either T.I. or Jay Z or BIG sean. Who else could it be?

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    SMH@#UndercoverCiaraFans Reply:

    @my name is oo, I think that would be dope Ciara has been holding Kim down before she got locked up : )

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  2. Leo Montana

    STUPID HOE

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    @Lewis_Bennett Reply:

    @Leo Montana, I know its all about looks but she just looks awful

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    Cutiepie Reply:

    @Leo Montana, Stay mad you molested Roman because the Q

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  3. TeamLilKimGang

    U gotta RESPECT this Woman >>>>>>>

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  4. Albitchy

    This bitch is fuckin’ disgusting!

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  5. Vaughie

    Muah kimmy #welcomeback

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  6. Huh

    I’d love to hear a song with her, 50 Cent, DMX and Chingy entitled “Washed Up but Won’t Go Away”…it couldn’t do any worse than any of the other new crap they’re putting out, but it’d be infinitely more entertaining off the sheer comedy alone

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @Huh, it surprises me how soo many ppl can say some1 is washed up, yet they will click on their strories to say something about it. if some1 is washe dup, u wouldnt even be checking for their videos/blog post, leaving a comment bc it would mean nothing to u. but bc u make sure u leave a comment and are the 1st one to do it, then maybe they really arent as washed up as u want to make it seem. real washed up ppl get no comments and stories get over looked. just saying

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    toocuteniecy Reply:

    Yes so tru luvit@AmbeRussell,

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    Houston Reply:

    @Huh, Shut your @ss up.DMX and Kim are the truth.F8ck that corny Drake sh*t.

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    Lea Reply:

    @Huh, Nicki Minaj is constanely putting out sh*t.What are you talking about?

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  7. Yeah

    what the hell this bitch looks retarded

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  8. cherise

    LOVE the Queen Bee……a song with 50 cent would be so proper….

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  9. mumi

    STUPID HOE IS OUR ENEMY!

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  10. @AveTon

    WTF!!!!! YOU LYING PISS OF SHIT SHE NEVER EVEN MENTIONED DRAKE YOU DUMB ASS BITCHES!!! STOP HAVING YMCB BIAS AS FANS WRITING ABOUT KIM YA DUMB ASS CUNTS!!! SITCHA ASS!!

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    0_0 Reply:

    @@AveTon, If you were smart & knew of all that happend you would not have posted this. SMH

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  11. Lea

    I would of loved to hear that Lauren Hill and Kim collabartion.

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  12. Maria

    Kim is to real for y’all.

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  13. Myran

    F*ck Young Money.Queen Bee for life.

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  14. Olivia

    I need that Lauren Hill and Kim collabo.The Queens of Hip Hop along with Missy Elliot.

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  15. Ello

    Is she copying Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” look?

    Sorry, but that hairstyle looks stupid.

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    LOL Reply:

    @Ello, shes done it before u dumb bitch

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    Pops Reply:

    @Ello, No, I remember she did it before, like back in 2000

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    LOL Reply:

    @Pops, exactly! Kim is not the type to copy. Gaga and the other hoes copy her. They can’t take that kim is fashion and music forward. This is why after 15 years she is “still making headlines. She’s daily news, boss lady. Now yall gonna play by my rules”

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  16. John

    Kim’s looking good.

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  17. Lola

    Nicki fans are getting nervous.Kim coming.

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    Play time is over Reply:

    @Lola, Bawhahahahahahahahah !!!! NERVOUS?????? NOOOO …..not even one bit sweet heart!To be honest kim not even the same no more…the stuff she been doing lately is not making me nervous at all! im actully glad her and missy coming back…thats more compention…cause its very lonely at the top! lol

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    YouStupid? Reply:

    @Play time is over, If you wasn’t nervous then you wouldn’t be on this post… stay checkin. : )

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  18. LOL

    Kim looks hot and they cannot take her positive energy these days. Just wait for whats coming.

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  19. whitechocolate

    Kim is real. You rarely hear an artist’s true opinion on a lot of things. Honesty goes a long way. OH and she looks a lot better than she has recently. All she needs is the right music and everyone will be here waiting for her with open arms. (Besides those who put her and Nicki against each other and insist on liking one or the other)

    If her and Nicki were smart they would collab and tour together. Do you know how much money they would make?

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    Gemini Reply:

    @whitechocolate, THIS!!!!!!

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  20. dtj2011

    Lil kim is so real by biggin up drake despite the beef. #MuchRespect and loooove what she had to say about the late GREATS: Whitney, Aaliyah & Biggie (RIP)

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    dtj2011 Reply:

    @dtj2011, oh, and Kim looks GOOD!!

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  21. DreFats

    Lol no need to be nervous Lil Kim is washed the fuck up i mean come on now her old lion king lookin ass and Nicki need not be worried this hoe aint makeing no come back she need to go back to her fuckin habbitat because Nicki is hear and she aint going no where….now im pretty sure alot of haten hoes gone have something to say after this but im entitled to my opinion so if you dont like it then oh well because at the end of the day Nicki gone stay a bad bitch #TrueFan fuck that knock off ass im tryna make a come back lookin ass Lil Kim :)

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  23. Nicki Stan!!!!!

    I’m gone say this I respect her as an artist put this petty beef shit aside as Nicki should do she over it it seems and I want Nicki to be and TeamMinaj can y’all get out Kim post and let her fans have there moment and this is coming from a Nicki Stan !

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  24. Carl

    Kim is the queen. We all know this. Even Nicki knows this. That’s why she has to attack her. No female ever became queen without dethroning the current queen. The difference between nicki and classic Kim is that Kim has crazy lyrical skills and Nicki has crazy delivery skills. Nicki could never see Kim’s classic raps…think about it what does NICKI really say in her music? Stupid Hoe 200 times? In the words of Lauryn Hill “Everything you did has already been done!” at the end of the day they are two different KIND of artists. Nicki knows that as much as she says she keeps Kim relevant this beef with Kim has helped her career. Give credit where credit is due. Nicki’s whole career mirrors other people from Kim, to Lady Gaga, Nicki copies or “is influenced” by everyone. Only the young kids disagree and what the fuck do most of them know about rap anyway??? I mean, maybe y’all don’t remember Kim in the 90s but I do. I remember the hair, the clothes, the lyrics, the shock value—all what Nick does now. I’m not saying Nicki isn’t talented, I LOVE her old stuff I still rock Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape but the new shit? Garbage. Kim’s first album? Instant Classic. Nicki’s? We won’t play it in 2 years. Case closed.

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  25. Audrey Hepburn II

    I love Lil’ Kim now. Didn’t like her too much before, but she has grown on me. I believe she is gonna do even BIGGER Things in her career. She’s already made history.

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  26. Deya

    love her

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  27. Kayla

    She doesn’t like Drake as a person… really? That’s because YOU DON’T KNOW HIM. Have you spent time with him to get to know the person he is? NO! Doesn’t make him a bad person. Kim, you’re a stupid hoe.

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    billboard nicki Reply:

    @Kayla, LIL KIM DONT LIKE DRAKE AS A PERSON BECAUSE SHE KNOWS WHO HE LOVES AS A PERSON AND SHE REMEMBER WHAT HE DID THAT TIME ON STAGE WITH NICKI I MEAN KIM STOP TALKIN ABOUT PEOPLE IN YMCMB BECAUSE ITS NOT HELPING U GET BACK ITS JUST MAKING U LOOK LIKE A LAME KIM JUST DROP HITS AND YOUR FANS WILL GET U BACK TO THE TOP BECAUSE THIS BEEF S##T NOT HELPING IM SORRY!

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    Leek Reply:

    @Kayla, Im sorry but how the fuck could you like someone who dissed you on stage ? drake dissed kim first ,just in order to defend nicki garbaj & in a interview he confirmed that he was against kim too ..so now ,we all know who’s the stupid hoe.. #GetYourFactsStraightOrShutUpBitches !

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    Kayla Reply:

    @Leek, As a person, she does not know him. She’s not close to him to know what type of person he is. She doesn’t dislike him as a person, she just hates what he said.

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    YouStupid? Reply:

    @Kayla, STFU! Kim has the right to say what ever she feels, if she don’t like him as a person then WTF can you do about it besides sit in front of your computer and talk shit? NOTHIN! Drake showed the world what kind of “man” he was when he came at her worng.

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    Kayla Reply:

    @YouStupid?, All Drake said was “I don’t give a fuck what Lil Kim or nobody says.” Did he hit a nerve? How can you hate someone as a person when you don’t even know them as a person. Stay in school or something. Your brain cells must be dead.

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    DominaDame Reply:

    @Leek, Yeah He Did! Ray J Said Something On Stage In Reference To Nicki At One Of Kim’s Shows.. She Didn’t Want To Leave Him Hanging Cause That’s Her Boy & She Felt The Same Way About The Situation As He,But She Wasn’t Going To Address It… Anyway Ray J Threw The First Shot,, Kim Called Drake A Bitch Because He Came Off On Her And Didn’t Say Shit To Ray J About It At All But He Was The One Who Actually Threw The First Shot!!

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  28. Leek

    ayo kim i <3 ya !! its hilarous to see NICKI FANS being scared & nervous cause of kim's coming back ! Go hide under a rock bitches :p

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  29. billboard nicki

    IM SO OVER THIS FAKE NICKI/KIM BEEF AT THE END OF THE DAY LIL KIM SELL OUT CLUBS AND NICKI SELL OUT ARENAS. WHAT EVER THIS S##t BEEN OVER IN MY EYES IM A NICKI FAN BUT WELCOME BACK KIM NOW WE WILL REALLY SEE WHO THE BEST IS! TEAMMINAJ4LIFE

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    ok Reply:

    @billboard nicki, so true I’m over it to

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    Ron'Do Reply:

    @billboard nicki, Bitch nicki never had a tour that she HEADLINED young ass idiot

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  30. ITAINTYOBABY

    Kim has always release a dope album, I hope she bring it like the “La Bella Mafia” era. To all these dumb ass Nicki fans Kim has already done what your girl is doing and if you need to make a record called Stupid Hoe which is wack as hell then you really is the stupid hoe

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  31. Blaze

    I so love love love Kim she is the truth hands down.Great interview with Sway.Be sure to check her out on 106&park 3/9/12 S/O TO TEAMKIM LOVE YOU GUYS

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  32. Sbuam

    BROKe ass bitch , leave, just leave

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    Will Reply:

    @Sbuam, Lil Kim is not broke idk what your smoking.

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  33. Will

    When i seen Aaliyah in that Junior Mafia “I Need You Tonight” video i instantly started crying man. That video brings back so many memories of the early 90′s. 90s is hands down the best era of all time things just arent the same anymore.

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  34. Lilz573

    Love her :-)

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  35. TWITTER.COM/SEAN_IS_ROYALTY

    YAY!

    I THINK KIM LOOKS NICE IN THIS PIC! SHE KINDA LOOKED THE WAY SHE DID IN “PLAYERS ANTHEM” VIDEO BACK IN 1995! BUT THE HAIR IS DIFFERENT OF COURSE.

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR LIL KIM’s NEW ALBUM! SHE WILL GIVE US A MIXTURE OF VINTAGE KIM AND NEW!

    HIP HOP
    POP
    RNB

    ETC! N IT WON’T SOUND LIKE IT’S FOR KIDS!

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  36. lol

    y do ppl change the way god made them she was so beautful back then now she starting 2 look like a tranny smh i cant wait for the new music tho

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  37. The Slayer

    I really enjoyed this interview

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  38. Sharp Tongue

    She cool but her hair is messy I’m not really checking for her but I checked out this interview lol.

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  39. Felipe

    Finally she realized that she doesn’t need to be talking shit about anybody

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    Ron'Do Reply:

    @Felipe, now nicki need to realize that talking about Kim causes her album to sale

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  40. MmmHmm

    LIL KIM SEEMS TO BE SO HAPPY IN HER LIFE! SHE WAS SO REAL EVEN ABOUT THAT WHOLE DRAKE THING!!! WHO ELSE WOULD KEEP IN REAL IN THE GAME LIKE THAT? SHE DID!!!

    I CANT WAIT FOR HER NEW STUFF & TO SEE HER ON BET TOMORROW!!! I LOVE KIM!!! QB4LIFE!!!

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  41. HOT

    FUNNY HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED. REAL RECOGNIZE REAL AND KIM WILL ALWAYS BE QUEEN!

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  42. I guess.....

    Why is she just now putting out another album????? Getting shine off of someone else is Sssooo not cute so I hope it has been in the works for a while and I’m jus bein slow. The whole Nicki feud makes me sad jus cuz they r role models for these other rap b*tches. And they managed to inspire Azelia Banks to forget how to stop tlking sh*t! I hope Kim has a good writer and manages to avoid tlking bout her explicit sex life (someone kill the visual!) I jus still can’t get behind her after she called Faith Evans a stalker smh she ain’t a queen she a concubine!

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    YouStupid? Reply:

    @I guess….., Lol! I tell ya about people who speak on shit when they clearly don’t know anything about it. xD

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  43. Me

    lol shes so fuked i dnt even think burger king wld hire her

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    YouStupid? Reply:

    @Me, Coming from a BITCH sitting in front of a computer talking shit right? -.-

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  44. maya

    at least she kept it real

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  45. Mayor

    Show these new comers what qbee really bout that ass anit nothing to that fat p…y lmao

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  46. Number1

    Bitches is stupid

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  47. Justsayin

    Drakes music is drake and that’s the closest thing Kim will have to actually knowing him.i don’t get how your a fan of someone’s music and true expression of who they are but then say you don’t like them when you never had a Convo with him ..if Kim would take the time to get to know him and other people could put their pride away for a second she could possibly make legit friends that could give her that comeback hit she needs…drake and common was able to get over it, I’m unamused with nicki and Kim beef now I really want them to collab but I don’t think that’s gonna happen to soon.their egos are huge

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    RealHipHop Reply:

    @Justsayin, Lets not play dumb we all know what Drake said about Lil Kim in summer 2010. She has a right to not like him as a person for instigating the situation with Nicki Minaj but enjoy his music.Ludacris and Common also addressed Drake and his side comments he has made about them so Drake isnt innocent. Hate or love Lil Kim but she is real.

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  48. Nik.

    Love her or hate her, she’s the Queen of Rap.

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  49. Edgar C

    Absolutely love Kim. She has been my favorite since I was a young kid.

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