Lil’ Kim Announces ‘Hard Core’ Mixtape Release Date

Hard Core 2K13

Mark your calendars. After several delays, Lil’ Kim’s mixtape finally has an official release date.

Hard Core 2K14, which borrows its title from the rapper’s 1996 debut Hard Core, will drop September 11.

Originally announced in July 2013, the project has experienced several delays since its Halloween 2013 release date.

But Royal Reign’s mother has been making up for her absence. In the past week, she has dropped remixes to Beyoncé’s “Flawless” and Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga,” and released the Nicki Minaj diss track “Identity Theft.”

Hard Core 2K14 marks the follow-up to Kim’s 2011 mixtape Black Friday.

She also plans to launch a tour to support the mixtape.

9/11



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97 Comments

  1. Too mAny wIns

    washed up and aint no f’ing soap involved.. Take a seat ma
    “sips myx”

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    Oh Reply:

    @Too mAny wIns, WASHED UP?

    U sound dumb Nicki is desperate right now look at this ass she tryna show now cuz her new song FLOPACONDA aint bout shit and Pills N Floption didnt go no where on Billboard

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Oh, Chile Nicki’s fans are a loyal group of delusional sheep with no mind of their own. Sad cuz Nicki could give two shits about them.

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    KEN. Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY,

    Just like how Kim didn’t care enough to drop the Hardcore 2k13 on 2013

    The real kii is that the only way you can get new music of Kim is through Nicki. I hope y’all are praying for Nicki’s existence everyday :)

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, See, here’s where you’re wrong.

    If you go on both of their twitter page, and compare tab by tab, you will see who interacts most with their fans, vs, who doesn’t.

    You will see, what subject they promote vs what subject they try to revive.

    I acknowledge that Kim was one of the female rappers who opened doors to female younglings…

    But, let’s be real. Kim & her fans are the delusional ones.

    “Identity Theft”? Which one?

    “**Flawless (Nicki Minaj Diss)”? Since when?

    “Her biggest album was The Naked Truth” – back in 2005

    Kim fans are always bringing up Kim’s music from the 90s to 2005, thinking that she’s still killing Billboard chart & iTunes.

    Nicki Minaj’s music are always up to date, whether you choose to agree with me or not.

    Tell me the names of the rap bitches who are on Billboard & iTunes, right now. Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azealia, and soon to be Azealia Banks.

    (*looks for Lil’ Kim’s name*)(*scrolls back to 2005*)

    The only deluded fans are the Krim de la Krims.

    No one wants to work with a 40 year old has been, who has a uncommitted professional reputation for looking like Mulan’s stunt double.

    Now tell me, what gave you the idea that the Nicki Minaj fans are deluded here?

    Or are you, like all the Krim de la Krim, still at the bottom of the barrel, scraping, to revive what’s left of Dr Phil’s otoplasty table?

    Bitch, please.

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    Stevie Wonder Reply:

    @Major Sushi,

    Azealia Banks? I don’t see her, you tried it with that.

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    Aaron Reply:

    @Major Sushi, Well said.

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    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) Reply:

    @Major Sushi, stfu ho

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    queen bitch Reply:

    @Major Sushi, us kim fans do that shit cus y’all forgot ass barbz always talkin bout sales and shit but the crazy thing is kim been doing sales before itunes was even invented and around that time it was hard for female rappers to even reach platinum status and yea us kim fans will continue to inform y’all barbs about Kim’s legacy and success okay .

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    Too mAny wIns Reply:

    @queen bitch, bitch evaporate.. u aint got point…

    queen bitch Reply:

    @Major Sushi,
    Hardcore : 5.7 million worldwide
    Notorious kim : 4.5 million worldwide
    Labella mafia : 4.2 million worldwide
    Naked truth :2.4 million worldwide
    - first female rapper to gain #1 0n billboard
    - first female rapper to gain 5 mics from the source
    - 65 million records sold
    - first female rapper to be sexy and wear colorful wigs
    Stay pressed you faggot ass barbz kim is the reason why this rap game is even unisex
    .
    Fun fact : kim got a grammy for best pop collaboration its funny to me how nicki cant get a grammy after all those features and pop bubble gum songs
    Lmaoooooooo nicki is done 5 years and still ain’t cant top kim

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    KEN. Reply:

    @queen bitch,

    LOOOOOOL @ these inflated sales.

    Kim was the first female rapper to get a No.1? Lauryn Hills say HI

    First female rapper to be sexy? Ok then

    ‘Nicki is done’ but she just recently gained a peak on Google trend

    Major Sushi Reply:

    @queen bitch, LMAO at those inflated album sales. It’s funny how I checked your source, but an incomplete, yet poor controversial Wikipedia page, matched those numbers. And it’s not even an official page, because it’s still in “The Talks” – because sources were unreliable.

    Lil’ Kim’s album were never world-wide in the 90s, be realistic, she wasn’t Britney Spears.
    And she could never drop a mixtape/album and sell passed Nicki’s first debut albums sales week. Kim’s not Beyoncé.

    No female rapper can surpass the sales of a pop female singer, and that’s evident.
    Stop deluding yourself, as if Kim is world-wide.

    Kim is NOT the reason why rap game is unisexed. Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Lauryn Hill are the reasons WHY there is unisex. They’re the ones that catered male & female unity.

    I like how you brought up that pop Grammy. But even then, Kimmie could never obtain a solo Grammy. Even now, she could never because the only thing that motivates Kim to release music is if Nicki says something that feels that it’s a shot towards her.

    Now, I don’t know why you Kim fans keep supporting an artists who steals album covers because they were to lazy to make their own; an artist who should’ve released a 2k13 mixtape last-year, but never did til 12 months later (and releasing it a month after, with all this hype going).

    But Nicki, Iggy, (and soon to be Azealia Banks) are the only female rappers who has a far better chance of grabbing a solo Grammy before Kim releases her quality music, an album, a clothing line, a tour that extends to Europe & Asia (that’s called world-wide), a bare minimum of a photoshopped photoshoot, and movie deals.

    Stop supporting Kim like this. You don’t love yourself.

    leondis aka leogoham follow and add on facebook Reply:

    @queen bitch, u did that they dont know kim waitin for tha rite time she murda that bitch

    dopey Reply:

    @Major Sushi, what about eminem. ..

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    el em aye oh Reply:

    @Major Sushi, bitches like you are soo quick to bring up another person’s shit when they’re feeling some type of way. I want to know how much is Nicki paying you for pr? I mean you have to be getting paid to be her 24/7 dog rat. I can’t see someone with an actual life commenting irrelevant shit on a post (a biography at that) and not getting paid. Bitch you need to worry about washing that pu$$y/bussy cause smelling like major sushi aint cute.

    Nicki nor Lil Kim give 2 fucks about you so get off this post and get your life dumb nut.

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    leondis aka leogoham follow and add on facebook Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, you got that right they delusional need help always on lil kim shit get on nicki bitch ass shit this is not nicki’s news thank u

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    Too mAny wIns Reply:

    @Oh, the queen got too many wins Google that, and your flopassqueenofcats is trynna open that plastic mouth a lil too hard (nicki gon melt it for good)

    “sips myx”

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    goodbye "Oh" Reply:

    @Oh, So, Nicki is desperate now, well get your facts straight. The one that’s DESPERATE is your catface botox named Kimberly. Does kim really believe that just cause she named her mixtape hardcore 2K13 is gonna be like her 1996 “ALBUM” Hardcore she really gots her nervs in a box. plus this is a mixtape u would think she would want this to be the name of her upcoming album in stores not on paypal. and the title of the mixtape is called Hardcore 2K13 really bitch, that’s last years name wouldn’t be Hardcore 2K14 going on Hardbotoxface 2K15. OK RRRIIGGHHTTT

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Too mAny wIns, Girl bye with them kindergarten nursery rhymes. __”Kim been the first lady since I dropped Hardcore. A lot of these hoes living vicariously though me. Instead of doing them, they’d rather do me.”

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    Too mAny wIns Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, it was 6′ under now the queen of rap “Nicki M” gon send he 12′ under

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    KEN. Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY,

    FOH with that decade old bars

    Let’s talk about Miss ‘week ago’ bars NOW

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    Too mAny wIns Reply:

    @KEN., lol ‘week ago’ she washed

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    queen bitch Reply:

    @KEN., lets talk about ur fav getting topped by a white bitch and not having a #1 on billboard lmaooooo 5year’s in the game and still cant accomplish that . 0h and lil kim not world wide? stfu its on on wikipedia if lil kim is not world wide why did hardcore reach top ten in Canada y’all barbs are fucking dump . Labella mafia was not only released in u.s but also Japan so your statements about kim cant be worldwide is invalid try again * waiting for an aconda to reach #1 0n billboard* lmaoooooo

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  2. Iggy Iggz

    “Dropping 9/11″ Tacky

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    it Reply:

    @Iggy Iggz, biiitch you better stan for kim. cus your fave is about to collab to the queen of rap liddle kim.

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    Please girl Reply:

    @Iggy Iggz, Lmfao…Kim go boom on 9/11 dumb hag

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    Roc Reply:

    @Iggy Iggz,
    She is so pathetic to capitalize off of a day in which thousands of lives were taken and use it as a marketing ploy for this delayed mixtape.

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    queen bitch Reply:

    @Roc, I like iggy but bitch don’t start cus ur fave ain’t done half the shit kim has achieved her album is still stuck around 230k so bitch sit . I love iggy and all but don’t Try to smash kim cus I will LITERALLY drag ur fave all THROUGH rap up okay

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    Al Reply:

    @Roc, wtf are you talking about? 911 = police phone number, dick.

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    Andy Reply:

    Tacky and disrespectful. I read various times the article. I couldn’t process who and why somebody would release their album at that date. Kim just dethroned Azealia as the Attention Wh.re Queen

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    Al Reply:

    Huh? no one is suppose to release anything on September 11? Get a grip, crybaby.

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  3. The Shaded Truth

    All Hail The Queen!

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  4. Blancooo

    Queeen!!!

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    Too mAny wIns Reply:

    @Blancooo, of cats

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  5. Cute

    Bitch how about makin a hardcore album you promised us smh

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  6. DanYiel Teflon

    ONLY HATERS ARE MADD THAT THE QUEEN BEE STILL REIGN SUPREME 106 & PARK

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  7. MINAJ.

    Smh @ the disrespectful release date. Don’t nobody wanna hear that shit on 9/11. Fuck outta here.

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    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) Reply:

    @MINAJ., nawl HO u gtfoh u stank twawt THOT BOT! Queen Kim REIGNS!!!!

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    Al Reply:

    @MINAJ., you’re an idiot.

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  8. Ricky

    Queen B!!!
    Can’t wait mama! Do ya thang!

    Ain’t no chick in the game that can touch her classic songs and albums!

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  9. JFB

    Im looking forward to this.

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  10. Major Sushi

    We’ll see

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  11. Greggy C

    Y’all better watch out, she’s about to shoot to the top of the PayPal charts again…

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @Greggy C, *crying*

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    Andy Reply:

    YASS!! SLAY QUEEN OF TWITMUSIC!

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    TheONE Reply:

    @Greggy C, you dead wrong!!!!!!!!! ahahaha

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  12. Roc

    LMAO!

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  13. GEEZUS

    FLOP

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    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) Reply:

    @GEEZUS, bitch

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  14. EdgarC

    Why are the barbz the first to comment. You need to go worry about nicki the stank pussy ho on her own posts!

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  15. SOS

    HOW THE FUCK DID SHE HAVE DELAYS OVER A MIXTAPE? LOL

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    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) Reply:

    @SOS, fuk u

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  16. Ijs

    Nicki Fans are Clearly Fans of Kim..Y’all Need to stop the fraud….LMFAOOO…..

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    Andy Reply:

    But Kim is the biggest Nicki fan lol a whole mixtape dedicated to her

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  17. Malissa

    You go baby girl do your shit . Make your Money.

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  18. Malissa

    Never was a Nick fan. Queen Bee all day

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  19. kingnigga

    Lil Kim will always be the Queen Bitch no matter what rap bitch comes along. I can’t take from Nicki but Kim’s body of music can carry her for many more years to come

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  20. C.C.

    Yup. I think Nicki’s butt implants just shifted a little.

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  21. Rob

    Y’all are ridiculous with that 9/11 shit. Like…September still exists. The 11th still exists. Are we all just supposed to sit in one spot all day so we don’t disrespect? FOH.

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    Dre Reply:

    @Rob, EXACTLY WHAT I’M SAYIN BAE LMAO

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  22. Amanda

    So much hate, its unreal. Half you assholes probably don’t even have jobs, yet you act like you have the right to criticize an artist. Fuck out of here. I love Lil Kim. Done.

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    Staysnatching Reply:

    @Amanda, I work you benefit thieving slut. And ‘artist’ is you can call Kimberly fakeass Jones that, make work which is open to scrunity, we as consumers are allowed to form our own judgments and opinions, so take your cheap $2 ass and go back to the rock you came from troll. FOH with that bs you wrote. Done.

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  23. Stephen

    Don’t let us down Kim. Come back real hard.

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  24. I'm a Bad Bish I'm a Kunt

    She gon “sell a million mixtapes in 24 hours” like she did with Black Friday….

    HAHAHA

    Girl please! The biggest superstars in the world can’t sell 1 million albums in a day these days, yet she supposedly did it with a low budget mixtape that cost like $10? Lies.

    But nevertheless, I can’t wait to see what she claims to have “accomplished” after this mixtape drops…

    IF it drops.

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    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) Reply:

    @I’m a Bad Bish I’m a Kunt, THOT

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  25. I'm a Bad Bish I'm a Kunt

    If you came in the game having sex with your boss AND your boss started out writing your lyrics? AND you have not YET made a body of work that was lyrically BETTER than what your boss (Notorious B.I.G) wrote for you….?

    That’s called CHEATING.
    You ain’t no queen.
    You get no respect.

    F*** your style and who “stole” it.
    YOU AIN’T WRITE YOUR OWN LYRICS SO THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN SAY TO ANYBODYYYYYYYYY IN THE RAP GAME.
    YOU CAN’T SAY ANYYYYYYYYYTHING…
    TO ANYONEEEEE.
    EVERRRRRRRRRRRR!
    IN LIFE!
    Like…

    YOU. AIN’T. WRITE. YOUR. RAPS.

    That’s like Michael Jordan using steroids and still claiming he’s the greatest.

    With that said, Kim can’t even be nominated for being The Greatest…She don’t meet the criteria!

    Clap back.

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    BiGGirl Reply:

    @I’m a Bad Bish I’m a Kunt,
    You’re clearly delusional or just too young and dumb to know any better! The “Naked Truth” is that the Queen is back! And to all you dummies harping on 9/11 as her release date…I can recall a certain male rapper dropping his album on 9/11…I think they call him HOV…Jigga…Jay-Z!
    #KimmieBlanco
    #BossBitchTrainingComingSOON

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    I'm a Bad Bish I'm a Kunt Reply:

    @BiGGirl,

    I’m GROWN!

    THATS HOW I KNOW BIGGIE WROTE FOR KIM!

    & Jay-Z released his album on THE DAY OF THE 9/11 TRAGEDY.

    You silly little duckling.

    You better ask where your FACTS AT before you CLAP BACK

    You’re as delusional as Little Kimberly.

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    Andy Reply:

    THE AMOUNT OF IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY IS BEYOND HUMAN COMPRENHENSION! Jay-Z released the album on September 11… OF 2001!!!!

    Before calling someone young and dummy you should repair your brain first. And you didn’t argue about Kim ghostwriters. I’m happy you finally agree.

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    Mariah Fan Reply:

    @I’m a Bad Bish I’m a Kunt, you’re clearly delusional, Cease, Puffy, BIG and even Faith Evans has said KIM wrote a majority of HARD CORE, Kimberly has always been honest about what BIG has written for her… Cam’ron himself said he wrote Crush On You originally for Lil’ Cease but KIM wrote her own verse. Mobb Deep and even Will Smith said Kim has written verses in FRONT OF THEM so your opinion is invalid..Let’s not discuss how Ester Dean helped write Nicki’s biggest song Starships to date but I’m schleep!!!

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  26. CRAZI

    KIMMYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. the_truth

    yes. kim. the real female MC. 9/11. she back.

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  28. Goodbye Kim

    So, Nicki is desperate now, well get your facts straight. The one that’s DESPERATE is your catface botox named Kimberly. Does kim really believe that just cause she named her mixtape hardcore 2K13 is gonna be like her 1996 “ALBUM” Hardcore she really gots her nervs in a box. plus this is a mixtape u would think she would want this to be the name of her upcoming album in stores not on paypal. and the title of the mixtape is called Hardcore 2K13 really bitch, that’s last years name wouldn’t be Hardcore 2K14 going on Hardbotoxface 2K15. OK RRRIIGGHHTTT

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  29. Staysnatching

    Kim geniuenly makes me sick, not because of her plastic gremlin face, but because shes doig everything she accused Nicki of doing. Insulting her taking shots and living off of her and now look at this. Diss Nicki, then release a date for her year late paypal tape.

    9/11 because this flops going down like the world trade

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  30. Felipe

    Her pussy set on fire when she heard Nicki. Trying to hard, grandma

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  31. cheena

    Yes queen u got this …all delusional bitches fuck with nikki. All my real queen bees fuck with kim respect ….

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  32. Miami princess82

    Nicki Minajs sheep fans obviously don’t know ANYTHING about old school hip hop or what lyricalism is. Bc lil Kim has been a hall of famer. Amongst others. She’s more of a commercial puppet then Kim who also caters to the younger generation which glorifies her image. I don’t even know who she is Bc she has so many “different personalities”. Where as with Kim you know her deal. But I gotta say the beef better be “deepr” Bc otherwise all this bickering is some immature hoe ass shit. Also its simply nickis time and she’s shinning n milking it. Can’t blame her. Kim don’t be so salty with Nickis success. Your still a boss. #kim #oldskool #legend

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  33. soroyalentmgmntllc

    Clearly yall have forgotten that deekim who hasnt done music in yrs can come back and drop a track and slay nikki fake ass each time!! So all u lil kim haters please have several seats….the queen is back and she aint playn no gammes!!!

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  34. daniëlbbb

    People please stop talking about nicki please!!!! I’m glad the mixtape is coming!!!!!

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  35. Jae

    The QUEEN of RAP is back!!! And the Princess of Rap Iggy is shutting it down as well. I hope they collaborate and teach these kids what Rap is and not a Pop Gimmick

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    can we live Reply:

    @Jae, But iggy is pop though. This how I know half u are frauds who just started listening to rap. princess of rap? wtf.

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  36. Cynthia

    I dunno why you all hating on Kim let her do what the fuck she feels like doing and whenever the fuck she feels like doing it too after all Lil Kim ain’t giving two shits about your guys or my commets she’s a hustler is what she does let the Queen Bee BE what she is she won that crown of hers years back ago and it ain’t about to be taken off by something wanna be retarded bitch with no good lyrics seriously that bitch nicki is fucking stupid she can’t ever be on kim level Kim is on a legendary lane this bitch nicki is the dust under kims heels can’t ever reach her level fuck all you nicki minaj fans me la pelan pinche gente pendeja en serio hahaha

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  37. Critic

    Yessssss Kim the bees are out of the hive and ready to attack mama!! Love me some kim I can’t wait to bang this all over brooklyn!!! Real Rap!

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  38. Zues

    and another thing. kim has never picked fights; some people are just typing and don’t know what the fuck there talking about; don’t know shit bout the music history of lil’kim; females have always picked fights with lil’kim and came at kim subliminally; if you knew your music history and did background checks; the young foolish mind dummies wouldn’t be fooled so easily.

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  39. Zues

    Somethin else I need to put out here to the dumb nicky fans that keep saying nicky haven’t been dissing kim for years; if yall don’t shut yall dumb asses up. Nicky has been dissing kim plenty of times subliminally and recently; only the smart minds and hip hop heads can read between the lines of some shit somebody says in music. A lot of people catching on now to nicky fake trying to play victim bullshit; only the young stupid dumb ones not catching on and kim has every right to respond to nicky when she needs to and every song kim has put out has been not towards nicky either; but if nicky wants to keep dissing kim subliminally and wants to keep stealing kims ideas and adding her own lil twist to it and continue to turn around and disrespect kim after that. Kim not gone take her foot off that clone neck and keep putting her ass in her place when needed to AND AGAIN; KIM BEEN LET THE SHIT GO; IT’S NICKY WHO KEEPS SUBLIMINALLY DISSING AND SOME PEOPLE WANT TO PLAY STUPID AND PRETEND LIKE SHE NOT AND SOME PEOPLE JUST DUMB AND CAN’T READ BETWEEN THE LINES. Kim been let it go; but will someone continue to take shit from somebody; hell’s to the no; if you smart enough; you will eventually put that person back in there place

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  40. mon88

    9/11 was a inside job!

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    Jae Reply:

    @mon88, Correct yet you are preaching to the masses that do as they’re told and think what they’re told. Unfortunately that’s the American Society and to sit here and argue with them is useless.

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  41. mumi

    Even the tiger looks bored.

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  42. the_truth

    FYI. if you left a comment. your checking for the queen. lol. thank u haters. 9/11 its a WRAP !!!!

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  43. STUPID

    damn bitch putting shit out on 9/11 like thats not a sad holiday FUCK YOU

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  44. the_truth

    lil kim = the blueprint

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  45. YO

    I’m glad Kim is back. She did great things for hiphop and theirs still room for her to maneuver and do anything her heart desires. Love You Kim The Originator.

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  46. Tmaiteem

    Kimmy Blanco is back, ever since I heard her slaying nicki’s @ss I started downloading her songs all over again. Damn I miss listening to real female rappers.

    The bottom line is: Kim’s lyricism is way much better than Mrs. Minaj, I can’t believe that Nicki completely imitated Kim’s style in fashion, that’s sad, Nicki is a copycat! Not original at all!!

    I’m gonna download that mixtape the moment it gets released on iTunes! I can’t waaaaait !!

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  47. bibi93

    Can’t wait

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