A rep for Lil Kim says the 'beef' between her and young female rapper Azealia Banks was for publicity.
Azealia Banks, although new to the rap game, has not been one to shy away from beefs. She's been beefing with many a female rap star, including the similarly named Iggy Azalea.
Often taking to Twitter to speak her mind, Azealia has done just that, this time to vent about Lil Kim. Azealia says that Lil Kim's camp was upset that Azealia had written verses for Kim.
Okay so true tea is that Lil Kim got mad that I wrote a verse for her on a record I wanted her on.— ♥ YUNG RAPUNXEL ♥ (@AZEALIABANKS) May 6, 2012
@LilKim you DO know that YOUR management where the ones who said u needed us to write a reference verse in the first place .. Right?— ♥ YUNG RAPUNXEL ♥ (@AZEALIABANKS) May 6, 2012
Lil Kim's camp responded with the following response to AllHipHop.Com:
Earlier today a press release went out making a claim that there was friction between Hip Hop Icon Lil Kim and aspiring hip artist azealia banks. The release comes as a surprise to our team,being that my client and azealia have NEVER spoke to one another or met AT ALL. Kim was actually very flattered azealia’s public admiration for her, which is why it’s so hard to understand how someone who claims to be a true Lil Kim fan could flip the script so easily on someone who was supposedly their idol. It is also VERY interesting that NO ONE from her team made any attempts to reach out to anyone from our team to voice any concerns or problems that they may have had. I have NEVER heard of anyone having a conflict with someone they have NEVER met with or personally spoke with. We have no idea what they are referencing and have no desire to discuss the matter any further as there is nothing to talk about. It honestly seems that someone from azealia’s team would rather have her fans buy into manufactured drama instead of buying music. Kim knows nothing of any beef, and furthermore has had nothing but nice things to say about her. We don’t know what this is and will not address this any further. It seems that this is another sad attempt by someone trying to use my client for publicity. We wish her nothing but the best.