Usher has been in some hot water over the last few days, as a result of a comment he made about Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
During an Instagram live session with Swizz Beatz, Usher mentioned that he felt Lil Kim paved the way for Nicki Minaj, and Nicki’s fans are not happy with his comments.
While the two were discussing who should be on the next battle, Swizz mentioned the two Queens, he said “but then I seen Lil Kim VS Nicki..I see a lot of that.” Almost hesitant, Usher replied with, “Nicki is a product of Lil Kim.”
Take a look below.
They mad at Usher for saying NM is a product of Lil Kim. Lil Kim's influence can be found all over female rap. KIM took heat for sexually explicit lyrics, music videos & all just so yall favs could be comfortable doing it YEARS LATER. Denying it on Stan Twitter wont change that. pic.twitter.com/q45199yKsd
— 💜 𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐘 𝐌𝐀 𝐂𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐒 💜 (@PETTIESTPREMY) May 17, 2020
Of course Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim fans had opinions on his statement, and so did singer Tamar Braxton.
During an interview with TS Madison, Tamar stated that she disagreed with Usher’s comments, and isn’t a fan of artists being pinned against each other. “What I said was Kim did pave the way for Nicki and in return Nicki paved the way for others too! What I don’t agree with is artist being pinned against each other I said what I said still love Usher tho..”
Nicki Minaj or Lil Kim has yet to respond to these comments, but Nicki did tweet this.
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 18, 2020