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Eve Scolds Nicki Minaj: If It Wasn't for Lil' Kim, You Wouldn't Be There

April 9, 2012 (1:37 am) GMT
Opining that the beef between Minaj and Kim is not a publicity stunt, Eve shares her thoughts, 'It's about wanting that respect.'
Eve Scolds Nicki Minaj: If It Wasn't for Lil' Kim, You Wouldn't Be There

weighs in on the feud between and . The rapper, who guest starred on "" as a director of the Jane Addams choir, believes the female rapper owes Kim for paving the way for female rappers, and she chastises the "Super Bass" rhymer for failing to pay respect to Kim.

"It's not about publicity," Eve says in an interview with Women of Hip Hop. "It's about wanting that respect. I think maybe that's where Kim is coming from, like, you're doing your thing right now and no one can take that away from you, Nicki - we all see it - but at the end of the day, if it wasn't for Kim, she wouldn't be here and that s**t is real."

Regardless, Eve insists she has nothing against Minaj. "A lot of people want me to hate on Nicki and say crazy things about her. I ain't got nothing to say about her," she explains. "Until somebody names me by name, then I don't feel like nobody [is talking] about me." She adds, "I wouldn't have a problem putting her on a record."

Of the other people she would like to collaborate with, Eve says, "I would definitely have to get Missy [Elliott]. I would definitely have to do Kim 'cause I never got to do a record with Kim." She additionally shares, " has always been my one dream collaboration. She to me is so dope lyrically."

Commenting on some budding female rappers, Eve reveals whom she likes and whom she's not fond of, "I like . I think her style is dope. If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay and I think that's cute. I'm not really into the chick. I can't really f**k with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can't believe it. It doesn't grab me."

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