2015 BET Awards Highlights

Another award show has come and gone and as much as I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be watching this years BET Awards, I ended up watching. The show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson with a whole bunch of fluff and mediocre performances in between.
I won’t touch base on every performance, but let’s get into my favorites.

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This Week In Music [V.20] — Musical Beef

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music (#TWIM). As always be sure to click the links. First up, let’s recap what’s been covered so far this week:

kim8As for what else has been happening this week, Lil’ Kim has sure been adding more fuel to the fire with her never ending beef with Nicki Minaj. Being that Remy Ma has been released you’d think we’d be hearing more and more from her. Well, ever since that ‘Flawless (Remix)’ dropped with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim has been dropping something ever day. The question is not as far as does she still have the talent. The question is, “Is Lil’ Kim of any relevance?” It’s very hard for females in general to empower each other. It’s always some form of competition. Fans have been wanting Nicki & Kim on a track for ages. With the beef between the two I doubt that will ever happen. She’s done her ‘Flawless’ Remix, but she didn’t stop there. She went on to do ‘Identity Theft’ with Nicki’s face as the artwork. With pictures provided via Kim’s instagram, it’s true, Nicki Minaj did swagger jack. The only difference is that Nicki Minaj took it to a whole different level. Her looking like a CLOWN majority of the time is what got her noticed. Who knows how this whole Lil’ Kim thing is gonna go down. Any other time she’s gone at Nicki, it’s been swept under the rug. I honestly see this time no different. For those interested, her mixtape, Hardcore 2K14, drops 9/11 and she’ll be going on a MIXTAPE TOUR! A mixtape tour, if anyone was interested.

MOVING ON —-

dkThe beef doesn’t stop there this week. For anyone that were fans of Danity Kane, you’ll have to live in the memories of the Bad Boy days because they have officially broken up, again. It all started with five to be put back together without D. Woods bringing them down to four. Then Aundrea dropped out to start her family leaving Dawn, Aubrey, and Shannon. They dropped their single ‘Lemondade’ and while I was excited to hear they were joining together again the buzz around their reunion was short-lived. Just shy of year after announcing their reunion, t’s all over. What ended it? Well rumor has it that Shannon and Aubrey were recording and having private meetings behind Dawn’s back. Dawn walked into one of those private sessions and yeah, everything went downhill. There was a statement released via the DK website by Aubrey and Shannon that Danity Kane was indeed over. This is also after Shannon and Aubrey made a video saying happy birthday to Dawn and saying they had made it through the “storm.” Here’s a snippet of the joint statement between Shannon and Aubrey via the DK site.

“We know it must be devastating for our fans to have spent the last twelve months supporting our every move, and for that we cannot apologize enough.  We share your frustration and anger!  We spent a year living on each other’s couches, sacrificing any solo opportunity that came our way, finally finished our comeback album, and were days away from filming three music videos for you that would have played out as a short movie.  We lived on calls, traded endless e-mails, and sat in meeting after meeting to bring together an amazing team of producers, agents, directors, and styling teams with no manager in place.  We were at the finish line.  We wish, more than anything, that our time, our team’s time, and most importantly your time as fans, was not taken for granted and carelessly disregarded.  If this ending was in our control, please understand that we would have done everything in our power to move things forward.  You have become our family, and regardless of these unfortunate circumstances, we hope all of you treat one another as family, as we have built connections that cannot possibly be conveyed in words.  Our journey, and the love we have built together as fans and artists, is a truth that all of us will forever hold close to our hearts. ”

 

No statement has been released from Dawn regarding the situation and who knows if fans will ever get one. Maybe one day the album that’s “completed” will be released. Clearly Dawn is deemed to be ‘selfish’ according to the other two. To read their full statements CLICK HERE.

Until next time..

 

Lil’ Kim Picks [ANOTHER] Fight With Nicki Minaj?

For those who haven’t heard the ‘Flawless (Remix)’, CLICK HERE to do so.

So Nicki Minaj has finally teamed up with Beyonce and here’s what she spit that Lil’ Kim too OFFENSE to (insert side eye emoji).

These bitches washed up and ain’t no fuckin’ soap involved, uh/This every hood nigga dream, fantasizing about Nicki and B/Curvalicious, pussy served delicious
Mayday mayday, earth to bitches/Slap these hoes on they ass like we birthing bitches, uh/The queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen B

lil-kim-flawless-remixThe “Remix Reloaded” is the ENTIRE remix except at the end of Nicki’s bars Lil Kim jumps on sounding extemely bitter.  She did have bars though.

Am I trippin’ or did this ho just say my name? / Queen of rap, fuck outta here / Queen’s back, fuck outta here / Time to get this rap bitch up outta here/I woke up like this, fuck outta here/I’m so awesome, I’m so fuckin’ awesome/These hoes wanna be me cause they know Kimmy, she flawless

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I gave you the rope, bitch, I want you to hang
….

 

Is Lil Kim really back, I doubt that. Queen’s back? Okay. Hey, we’re all adults, let’s pick fights to get back in the limelight. Right?

At this current moment Nicki Minaj is the QUEEN of rap. In Lil’ Kim’s day she felt that way too. I don’t say ‘day’ to date her, but Lil’ Kim hasn’t been relevant musically in my eyes since ‘The Jump Off’, but she did have ‘Lighters Up’ so that counts to. Then again, that was nearly a decade ago. I really think she’s too into her feelings and she just won’t let the “beef” with Nicki Minaj go. Nicki Minaj has NO COMPETITION right now and she hasn’t in years. Beyonce says she’s Queen Bey all the time, does that mean all the legends before her in the R&B/Pop world have to pick a fight with her? I don’t see Mary J. Blige coming for Beyonce. Mary J. has been dubbed the Queen of Hip-Hop/R&B so why not attack Beyonce for calling her self Queen? Simple, she knows her lane. Knowing your lane is no disrespect, but the artist is not attacking you and naming you so move on. Lil Kim has made a name for herself sometimes more negatively than positively, but this “remix” is so beneath her and so petty it’s ridiculous. The imagination has run wild.

The blogs are really hyping this one up. Seriously Lil’ Kim, sit down. This was not needed nor was it wanted if you were going to do all this for no reason. Petty, so damn petty. Giving credit where credit is DUE, Kim still has bars this just wasn’t it for me.

As for that artwork, just stop it. It’s not like this was a staged remix. If Bey wanted Kim on the track she would’ve called her. She didn’t so, yeah.

In the meantime, who won the battle? Nicki or Kim? lol.

I guess this is the closet fans will get to Nicki & Kim being on a track. Take a listen below: