Lil Cease has become the latest rapper to weigh in on the Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim thing. "All of us had an influence in the game," Cease said. "We all came up listening to somebody, so it's not bad to say it." He continued "When I heard about that, I didn't have no real reaction to it, at the end of the day, it's a real competitive sport in hip-hop. Kim is one of them people. No matter how you look at her, as an icon or whatever, she's definitely [an icon]. But she's also an MC. She feels like she still maintains that [top] spot. She still feels like she holds that spot. You can't knock her for that. But the paying homage thing, when I seen Nicki Minaj with the green hair, when I seen her do similar pictures that Kim has done — I look at that as paying homage. I saw other things where Nicki did pay homage; she said some [complimentary] things about Lil' Kim."
He finished up. "But we don't know what's going on," Cease added. "We don't read between the lines like MCs do. Kim probably sees or hears things none of us probably sees or hears. She's just making her judgment from what she's seeing. We can't knock her for that. At the end of the day, Nicki is Nicki. She's building her own lane. She's doing what she's gotta do. She's hot, she's sexy. I'm sure she's got some things from Kim, but [Nicki's] setting her own lane … But Kim's got a right to her opinion, she's got a right to say how she feel. I'm used to Kim being that way. She's very aggressive. If she feels like she ain't getting the proper respect, she's gonna speak her mind."
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