July 25, 2019

Eve Opens Up About Feeling Snubbed By Lil Kim In The Past

Eve Opens Up About Feeling Snubbed By Lil Kim In The Past

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Before there was unity, there was a little tension.

The First Lady of the Ruff Ryders, Eve, recalls a time where she felt like Lil Kim threw her a little shade. Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Eve was just a young girl trying to make her mark on the hip-hop world. In a male-dominated industry, it was natural for any female artist to feel like they would be embraced by other female artist. 

“Before I’d met anybody, I always thought of [female rappers in the industry&#93 as this sisterhood,” Eve  tells The Guardian. “I thought we were all gonna be friends. It was not like that. I’d see [Lil&#93 Kim and say hi, and she’d be like: ‘Get the fuck away from me.’ Not verbally – you could just tell what she was thinking. But I was in a bubble and it never felt like a competition. I loved Missy [Elliott&#93 and Kim but I never wanted to be them.”

It seems like we still have a lot of work to do in within the female artist community, but we’ve come a lot further. “Sometimes, I’m apprehensive because the industry has changed so much. What does that mean for an artist from the time I come from – are people going to care?” 

After 6 years, Eve has released a new single, titled “Reload!”

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Thanks for showing my new single ‘Reload’ (Feat. @konshens) so much love