Lil Kim, no stranger to Twitter controversy, has found herself in another online beef with songstress Keyshia Cole and while the details are sketchy at best, it seems that the pint-sized Brooklyn rap diva is angry at Keyshia Cole over her tweet asserting that the pair were never friends. “[And] while we’re addressing everything, Lil Kim and I a r not “friends” I take that term very seriously. We made wonderful music. That is it,” tweeted Keyshia Cole. Lil Kim fired back, “[You] got that right. We are not friends. The same way U take friendship seriously [I] take loyalty serious.”
Lil Kim then proceeded to rattle off a series of tweets testing the singer’s loyalty to her, while Keyshia Cole struggled to keep things peaceful. “The whole world has seen me extend my hand to u over and over again,” said Kim. She continued with, “Only someone who’s trying to build a sincere relationship does shows 4 free & supports. [You] did not pay me a dime 4 none of that.”
Also at issue is Lil Kim once collaborating with Keyshia Cole on her top ten hit “Let It Go,” produced by Missy Elliot. Cole would later collaborate in 2010 with Kim’s rival Nicki Minaj on the track “I Ain’t Thru” in which Kim felt Minaj took a few shots at her. From Kim’s standpoint, her work with Cole was a friendly gesture and felt that Cole’s song with Minaj was an affront to their supposed friendship.
Keyshia Cole tried to diplomatically dodge Kim’s verbal salvos but stood her ground. “Kim that was a gr8 look 4 I coming out of jail just as it was a gr8 look for missy to have produced it,” said Cole. She lobbed her final volley by saying, “all I’m saying is don’t have everyone thinking I was disloyal as a “friends” cause we were never that and u know it. No disrespect.”
Fans on Twitter chimed in on the short-lived feud, offering commentary as the drama unfolded. “I like Keyshia Cole’s music and all but I am going with Lil Kim on this one. #TeamLilKim,” said user KyeMarli. Lil Kim fan iiHeartNae added, “uh-oh Lil Kim MOBBING on Keyshia Cole, get her Kim, ever since she started f—–g w/ Loser Gibson she been getting on my nerves.”
While most of the Twitter comments were in favor of Kim, the rapper had more than a few detractors questioning her involvement in this public fallout. “Wait! Is lil kim talkin about that song with her, keyshia cole & missy? Why she bringing up old s–t?” said fan DesiAlvarez. User SumthnBoutLarry chimed in with, “Lil Kim tried to go in on Keyshia Cole hahaha she gotta give it up at some point.”