Twenty years after the original dropped, Lil’ Kim has revealed plans for a remake of her “Ladies Night” classic.
Over the weekend, the Queen Bee performed at the “Hip-Hop & Soul” concert in Reading, Pa. During her set, she spoke about possibly uniting with Remy Ma and Cardi for a reboot of her female rap anthem “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)” from 1997’s Nothing to Lose soundtrack.
“Let me give a shout out to my beautiful sisters that were on this stage earlier,” Kim said at the concert, which also featured Remy and Cardi B. “Cardi B, that’s baby! Remy, bitch, I fucking love your ass. That’s my baby. Maybe y’all might see something in the future. How ’bout that? Another ‘Ladies Night.’ We might be due for that.”
The original “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” which samples Kool & the Gang’s 1979 hit, featured Da Brat, Angie Martinez, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.
The remake could potentially include Trina, who voiced her support for the all-female collaboration last month.
“There’s so many girls but the platform is not there for this one to do a record with this one and for this to be a big collaboration,” she told Shade 45. “There’s nobody doing that. When there was ‘Ladies Night,’ there was Kim, Missy, Left Eye, Angie Martinez. That’s still one of the most amazing and best records, classic, of all times, but all females. I’m afraid to think we may never have another record like that.”
Remy reposted an excerpt from that interview on her now-private Instagram account last month, saying she was down for a “Ladies Night” revamp, adding hashtags like #ImWithIt and #2017LadiesNight.
Despite the talk of unity, there’s some division in hip-hop as Remy Ma delivered her vicious “shETHER” diss track over the weekend. Fans believe a Nicki Minaj response is set to follow. Meanwhile, Lil’ Kim has yet to settle her long-running feud with Nicki.
Remy Ma recently released her Plata O Plomo joint project with Fat Joe. Meanwhile, Kim is plotting her fifth studio album with a new single and fashion line due to arrive soon.