Last week Lil’ Kim was unleashing her venom for Nicki Minaj—with the cover of her Black Friday mixtape, the video for the tape’s title song and in her interview with Rap-Up.com. However, the site has posted part two of its one-on-one with Kimmy Blanco, and in addition to news that she’s collaborating with Dr. Dre, the diminutive rapstress is singing a much friendlier tune when it comes to other pop stars like Rihanna, Usher and Lady Gaga.
“Well, just so you know, I’m on Dr. Dre’s Detox album and I can’t wait, wait, wait, wait for that,” Kim informs Rap-Up. “The song is freakin’ phenomenal. It’s definitely something that my Hard Core fans are going to love, love, love, love, love. In return he’s doing a song for me on my album.” Sigh. No reunion with Sisqo then, we take it?
Of course, let’s just hope (for Kim’s sake) that Detox actually comes out. The Notorious One went on to praise Rihanna and (naturally) got another jab in at Nicki Minaj in the process.
“She’s my favorite pop artist right now. I think she’s just phenomenal,” Lil’ Kim said, when asked about a possible collaboration between Rihanna and herself. “I do have three people on my radar that I wanna work with so bad, but I’m not gonna tell you who they are. You know why I’m not gonna tell you? Because there were two people that I wanted to work with that [Nicki Minaj] ended upworking with and I feel like it’ll just jinx it when you say it out loud.”
The “Black Friday” MC went on to praise Usher (“…I’m loving him again.”), Wiz Khalifa (“I like him a lot. I think he’s a dope artist.”) and Lady Gaga (“Anything she does, I love.”).
And while “Born This Way” isn’t her favorite song by Gaga, Kim says “she’s just phenomenal. She is so cute.”
Geez—we’re not quite sure what to make of this kinder, gentler Lil’ Kim. You can catch the full second part of the interview over at Rap-Up.com. Warning: approach the “How Many Licks” diva with caution!