Rap-Up TV: Eve Talks Next Album, Nicki Minaj Lyric, & Love for Lil’ Kim

Eve is currently traveling across the country on her first tour in over a decade. Rap-Up TV caught up with the hip-hop icon before she hit the stage at The Roxy in L.A. last week. She chatted about her next album, working with Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott, and Nicki Minaj’s lyric on “I Be On Dat.”

While she’s enjoying the positive feedback she’s received from her latest album Lip Lock, she’s already thinking about her next project.

“I am happy that this album is so different ’cause now I can do what I want,” said Eve, who stars in the post-apocalyptic thriller Bounty Killer. “I’m ready to get back in the studio.”

She has developed a friendship with Lil’ Kim and wants to work with her more. “I love Kim. I’ve always been a Kim fan since I was in high school. I was smoking a lot of blunts listening to Kim. I would love to get with her on another record.”

Nicki Minaj raised some eyebrows when she rapped about Eve on Meek Mill’s “I Be On Dat” (“It’s a Ruff ride, E-V-E”). So how did Eve react to the verse?

“I think it’s cool. As long as it’s not derogatory, I’m fine with it. I fucks with her,” she said. “As long as we keep it in peace, it’s fine.”

She also issued a message to those who try to pit them against one another: “It needs to stop, seriously.”

Plus, find out what she thinks of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and up-and-coming femcee Angel Haze.

Eve’s “Lip Lock” tour continues tonight at New York’s Gramercy Theatre before wrapping on Friday at Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.



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60 Comments

  1. Staysnatching

    Thank you, at least EVE saw the lyric for what it was, unlike the people here assuming its an insult. Yes it does need to stop, females should be rapping in unity, that will only happen though when that fat stocky plastic man kim and her shady fans leave through the nearest exit. Love EVE she always keeps it real.

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    EVE Reply:

    @Staysnatching, youre insane. Kim has always and still embraces female rappers. your fave the clown never does.

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    L'orel Reply:

    @Staysnatching, Dont blame it on Kim fans because Nicki fans are equally to blame for pitting females against each other. If anything I notice Nicki fans on every new upcoming female rapper’s posts dissing them. Yall are so evil toward female rappers that are not Nicki. That’s why nobody likes Nicki stans. We see yall on Kim, Missy, Eve, Trina, Brianna Perry, LoLa Monroe, Tiffany Foxx, etc.. posts just bashing.

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    K Reply:

    @L’orel, you on your blame game tip i see,when female unity comes with all it comes i,ll welcome it with a open arm,running around blaming so and so won’t fix sh-t it just makes it worse.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @L’orel, So who come these chicks don’t be in the top 5 most viewed stories of the week?

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Staysnatching, KIM FANS? BUT WE LOVE EVE! YOU MUST MEAN THE TACKY BARBS.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Staysnatching, people just focus on the line “it’s a ruff ryde, EVE” when the real shade was the next line “but I win NI**A”, she’s saying “nice sh!t eve, but I’m better”.

    I’m a Nicki fan and I’m not blind to not see the shade.

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    nongy Reply:

    @Andy, i endorse this message im also a nicki fan and i support this message EVE has a long way to go not even kim can handle the harajuku barbie

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    Ciroc Stock Reply:

    @Staysnatching, Kim fans love eve, Nicki fans have gone ham on her ( and every other female minding their business) ever since she came back out. And you are completely missing some of the subliminal shade both eve and nick have already thrown to each other in iviews and lyrics. Eve is smart but don’t make the mistake that either she or missy elliott like Nicki Minaj. Nicki came into the game trying to make all the girls her enemy and she got her fondest wish.

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  2. Eeeeeeeeeeve

    She looks great, but Eve is too nice sometimes. Let that Ruff Ryder Eve come out. That verse may not have been derogatory but it was definitely a shot at her.

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    BadBitch Syndrome Reply:

    @Eeeeeeeeeeve, shut the hell up, stop trying to make something out of nothing.

    Ruff Ride = Ruff Riders
    EVE was in Ruff Riders wasn’t she???

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    opd2 Reply:

    @Eeeeeeeeeeve,i see you are one of them who is trying your best to get Nicki and Eve in a beef,what you think is going to happen..it just going to be another Nicki and kim beef nothing more nothing lest..and just be pushing female unity for all fether away,something some of you bias hypocrites always be talking about when yall are trying to make a point that supports yall bias sh-t.

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  3. J

    Hope that Eve and Kim make that remix or another hot record together

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  4. Eve of destruction

    MA bish kept it 100 as usual!!!!!

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  5. RihNaj

    She said she hasnt heard it, she such a liar lmao, if someone shout me out on a song im deffo gonna wonna hear it…..but i like that she likes nicki, i can see em doing a song together in the future would be DOPE.

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    L'orel Reply:

    @RihNaj, believe it or not Eve is focused on her tour and her own music. So why u think she has the same time as u do to search and see who mentioned her name is baffling.

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    opd2 Reply:

    @L’orel,because Eve is also a female rapper,and rappers in general keeps a ear out for stuff in the know,not stuck on the pc are whatever,but they keeps a ear out on the grapevine.

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    Andy Reply:

    @opd2, not only female rappers, artists in general tend to google their names and see blogs and forums.

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  6. Sorry Eve

    Sorry Eve but it was a derogatory lyric. She was coming at your record sales being a ruff ryde but turn on the blinders if you want.

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Sorry Eve, u mad?

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    WisdomSayer Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, you spend a LOT of time asking for negative attention from the fans of other female rappers. Ive seen you on blogs, vids and on twitter with tons of comments baiting people who will never talk or think about you ever again. I know you’re going to bite back at this comment, but this is real Tea. This CAN”T be healthy for you. And this looking for a fight/ready to scrap attitude probably translates into your regular life also. That’s a lot of stress and heat to kick up.

    Just something to think about.

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  7. HasBeenSlayer

    Bitch should be happy Queen Onika even mentioned her name. Get that promo, sis! #8K SLAAAAAY :D

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    opd2 Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer,man some of my fellow fans of Nicki Minaj like you s-ck my belly sometimes,it,s people like you the reason nicki gets hate on sometimes for no reason,do you ever stop sometimes to think of how this makes Nicki look,i am sitting right here thinking trying to fine a reason you are attacking eve and going in on this level like she attacking Nicki are something,if she did f-ck the b-tch,if she didn’t what you doing is making no sense.

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @opd2, U sound pressed, sis ;D

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  8. HasBeenSlayer

    lmfao watch Lil Kim kong lee and IrrelEVEant do that remix and watch it go triple aluminum. LMFAOO Broke ass Lil’Kim must have hexed Eve cause she a flop too, now. Eve should have BOWED DOWN gracefully to the queen of rap Onika and BEG for a collab. She would have at least sold 60K lmfao . That Onika reign won’t let up!! :D *smoothes skirt*

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    Truth Hurts Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, How can u call Lil Kim broke yet your living off Food Stamps? Get your life though cause you obviously dont have one outside this blog. Must be a sad life

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    Owned Reply:

    @Truth Hurts, Lmfaoooo roasted.

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    Real Talk Reply:

    @Truth Hurts, Right lmao i mean Lil Kim is still living very lavishly off her old hits and album shes a living legend how can you hate from behind your computer screen knowing you cant even support yourself or your family comfortably? Makes no sense whatsoever.

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Real Talk, LMFAOOOOOO at living lavishly. Her only bentley got repossessed. Her house put on foreclosure. And she stays renting everything. lmfao Can’t even afford a glam squad. Letting the IRS FLOP do her make up and looking like an embalmed blowfish. deaaaaad

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Truth Hurts, lmfaoooo sis, No matter how i’m living right now. I’m still richer than Lil’Kim.

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    Truth Hurts Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, Bwahahahaaa did u just say your richer than lil kim??? Bitch please put a bullet in your head. Kim lives in the #1 richest town in the united states. Alpine NJ do your research Alpine New Jersey is one of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S. Where exactly do you live? Ill wait…….

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    Say So Reply:

    @Truth Hurts, She/he’s not living on foodstamps, she’s living on HATE. The hate is filling it feeds her like chicken and cooked rice. Lmao!

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    Kimmy Blanco Reply:

    @Say So,thing is Nicki is Lil Kim copy cat. I don’t care how Kim looks or how she feeds all I know is she’s Nicki Minaj’s Idol. Kim is the realest female to ever do this.

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    Bye Bitch Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer Lmaooo you stay getting owned on this site you should just stay away you will continue to humiliate yourself

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Bye Bitch, Owned? The only thing that got owned is Lil’kim flop career by Queen Onika. Sit down and watch as i drag granny Lil’Kim by her life alert necklace.

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    Bitch Bye Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, This blog has already dragged your entire miserable life. Your twitter icon is probobly not even a picture of yourself thats how pathetic you are lmaoooo sad piece of s*it

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  9. Eveaintworried

    Eve keep doing your thang and dont feed into the bullshit always luv her for her ;)

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  10. BEDSTUYFLY

    EVE IS SO HUMBLE & DOPE.

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  11. Usher

    Love you EVE!

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  12. Oh

    MAN EVE WEAK for that!! I thought she’d come harder. Eve,… Nicki had cruel intentions behind that lyric . If this was Eve back in her Scorpion days she woulda came at ha. But I see Eve is more mature now and she handled it respectf

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    Ciroc Stock Reply:

    @Oh, I agree. I feel like Eve and all of the other female rappers saw how nicki played victim with lil kim and turned the ppl against her and she is not going to allow herself to get caught getting that treatment.

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  13. Imjustsaying

    I see that shade throwing coming more from Lil Kim fans. They make YouTube video, being all over blogs about nicki, making twitter sn clowning nicki, and tweeting everytime they get a chance with nicki hate. Although I see it from nicki fans too. Not nearly as much.

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    Say So Reply:

    @Imjustsaying, you’re bugging.

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  14. The Crowd Updater

    What’s really sad , Eve don’t even get love back here in Philly!! It’s fucked up. you don’t hear any of her new shit on the radio…it’s so sad! You would think her own hometown would show love. Makes sense she would skip Philly on her tour. I would do that shit too if I was even getting spins back in my City, smh

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @The Crowd Updater, Like i said it’s Lil’Kim’s fault. She infected Eve with her bad luck and hexed her. Now Eve will continue too flop unless she gets Queen Nicki’s blessings ;D *sips myx moscato*

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  15. Reality Check

    im dying at that top comment to @Hasbeenslayer lmaoo dead. Honestly if you dont have your own shit straight you really are pathetic talking behind your computer screen every single day on a blog. You pretty much turned that into your life which is extremely sad. Ill pray for you though. As for Eve and a Kim collab that would be amazing. Eve has always been a great artist times have serious

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Reality Check, LMFAO Yas sis, IrrelevEVEant and Lil’Kim kong lee collab would SLAY the PAYPAL charts. PAYPAL diamond certified :D

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  16. HasBeenSlayer

    I always have Lil’Kim fans puh-ressed!!!! :D

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  17. HasBeenSlayer

    The fact that Nicki’s endorsement cheques ALONE bodied these 2 hoes careers. sad :( *sips myx moscato* courtesy of the queen of rap Onika. When will Lil’Kim or Eve? ;)

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  18. HasBeenSlayer

    IrrelevEVEant better get that promo now. #3KFirstWeek when will my fav? :D

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    Owned Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, yooooo u need help you get evicted again blogging from your metro pcs pre paid phone?

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    Legendary Lane Reply:

    @Owned, lmaaoooooooooooooooooooo

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  19. Shutterbug

    She flopped BECAUSE she abandoned her old style and turned pop…if she’d stayed as she was in her Scorpion days, it would’ve sold MUCH better.

    Dear old Eve, please call back.

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  20. Ciroc Stock

    Whoa! I just read the whole verse. Nicki’s line was DEFINITELY a diss. Eve is being strategic by not responding because she MUST KNOW its a diss.

    These bitches study my style on the come up DVD.
    Nicki ?, DDT.
    Its a rough ride, E V E.
    But, I win nigga, easy 3.
    Bad bitch, Illegal.
    These ugly bitches is really boosting my ego.
    Its me ho. Its its its its me ho.
    Im so fucking famous, I can’t do shit on the D Low.
    Yall got everybody infotrading negros.
    I dont believe em, they lying like Leos.
    Everything these bitches doing, I already did it!
    Watch my worldstar interviews, then they mimic.

    *lmao nicki crazy for the line saying “everything these bitches doing, I already did it!” Not only because we know her whole career but that entire LINE came from lil kim. smh

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  21. Bow Down Clones

    Eve is smart period. Eve sent plenty shots on her album #LipLock. But she refuses to play the media game of beef. Eve already knows that Nicki is a sneaky, coward that rather be subliminal then state how she truly feels. So that weak shit doesn’t deserve to get addressed directly. Nicki is starting to realize that all of the other females are coming together on some genuine love while she sits miserable pouting that no one likes her.. AND quick to take dislike as HATE, NOT TRUE! If we think her music is garbage, she’s a copy cat and she can be tacky at times then that’s just our opinion NOT hate!

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    Say So Reply:

    @Bow Down Clones, let the church say amen.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Bow Down Clones, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. NICKI’S BITTER AND WANTS TO GET HER STREET CRED BACK WITH BEEF. KIM MOVED ON… MISSY & IGGY PAY HER DUST & AZEALIA BANKS IS BUSY GETTING HER ALBUM TOGETHER. EVE DON’T RESPECT THAT HOE, BUT SHE SMART ENOUGH NOT TO SAY SO, NOT UNTIL SHE’S SOLIDIFIED IN THE GAME AGAIN.

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    Glamazon Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY,
    if kim has moved on why was she retweeting mess when nicki gaved her props AGAIN.
    LOL Not you saying IGGY paid her dust when iggy wants to work with nicki so badly but nicki doesnt even know the hoe exist.

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