Hail The Queen


People are still buzzing about the 2015 BET AWARDS! This is the first year that I’ve actually watched them all the way through since Beyonce sang “Baby Boy” while hanging from the ceiling. I must admit I enjoyed the show! It helped that there were two great hosts that kept me laughing. The performance that people seemingly are talking about the most is the Puff Daddy and the family performance!

Tell me you didn’t jump out of your seat when you heard the rhythmic groove of,  “I thought I told you that we won’t stop, I thought I told you that we wont stop!?” What totally took the cake for me was our very own Lil Kim the Queen Bee rise out of the stage! I must admit, I am a die-hard Kim fan. I will always be. Let’s face it, she taught me that I could still curse and be sexy. The crowd was elated! Everyone jumped up and started rapping Kim’s fierce yet logical lyrics! It gave me my entire life! I don’t think you’re a human if you didn’t jump out your seat at that moment!

She really made those who may have forgotten who really started the era of sexy female rap. I read an article today that basically stated that Nicki Minaj was attempting to throw shade at Kim in her last speech because she mentioned something about not pursuing a person’s career. Actually, the night of the awards a friend of mine (Melanie) mentioned that same statement to me. I hope the shade was not for Kim and, Im not saying that because Im a Lil Kim fan either. I hope it wasnt because if it were it doesnt make any sense.

Kim didnt give up on anything! She did everything 20 years ago! Kim paved the way for female sex appeal in rap. She made it okay to wear different colored wigs and do her infamous pose which is, a squat with open legs. She also made it acceptable to say the same vulgar things about men that male rappers say about women. She was the first female rapper to rap in high-heel shoes! Some albums were more racy than others. Hardcore, Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia which is my personal favorite, and The Naked Truth all represent different evolutions of female rap. I won’t even get started on her mix tapes.

What I want is for Kim and Nicki to share a sisterhood because in the end that’s what really is important and respect is key within any form of a relationship. You respect your elders. You respect the journey of those before you. Having support from all angles is a great thing. At some point in life you have to humble yourself and realize nothing lasts forever and acting ugly is just immature.

In the words of Lil Kim “Show some respect when respect is due! Without who? Without me there’d be NO YOU!” The woman is a legend! Until that happens ALL HAIL THE QUEEN! Lil Kim the QUEEN BEE that is!!!!

Editors Ariel S. Jones and Doria Barnes

7 thoughts on “Hail The Queen

  1. Interesting read, I didn’t watch the BET awards but this makes me want to. The unnecessary friction between the two need to stop. They could help elevate each other and so many other female up and coming rappers.

    1. The award show was pretty good overall. Make sure you check it out! Yes they should be elevating one another. Thank you for reading and thank you for your comment!

  2. I was so excited when she came out of the floor… And yes I agree with the article, I actually like some of Nicki Minaj’s music. I would probably support her if she were more respectful… One thing I always loved about Lil Kim is tr fact that she always respected those who came before her and she is a very loyal person.

    1. I was literally screaming when she came out of the stage! Lol Kim always gives props and shows respect so in my mind it’s crazy that others havent said anything to Nicki about her behavior or comments. Thank you for reading and thank you for your comment.


  4. I LOVE THIS ARTICLE because it spoke nothing but FACTS!!!!!! Kim was not worried bout that other chick and her speech was aimed at her ex SB not Kim which was banned from the BET awards. But Kim will always be the QUEEN OF RAP!!!! #TeamLilKim

    1. Her ex is Safari right? Well that’s good to hear. I tried to stick to what I knew as fact. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Go look at some other blogs on here too!

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