(AllHipHop News) Lil Kim's return to verbally assaulting Nicki Minaj on records has opened the door to discuss the longstanding feud between the two female rappers. Billboard spoke with T.I. about the beef, and the Hustle Gang boss believes all the talk about Nicki "taking Kim's spot" or being the "Queen of Rap" has added fuel to the fire.
"Just because you heard another person say that you gonna be on edge," said T.I. "I feel like that's more of the case with Kim and Nicki, even though I don't know what started any of this, it's a little more complicated to put to bed because of that fact."
Tip also added the constant comparisons between Kim and Nicki would "put a chip on your shoulder in a different way too." He was then asked about the rumored beef between Minaj and his close collaborator Iggy Azalea.
"That's a little more preposterous," he stated. "Like 'what the f**k' because they're not even in each other's lane."
Nicki's speech at the this year's BET Awards sparked reports that she was sending subliminal shots at Iggy. While accepting the trophy for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Nicki said, "When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it."
Those words were perceived to be directed at Azalea who some have questioned whether she writes her own bars. Nicki late denied she was addressing Iggy with her speech, and Iggy brushed off the controversy as well.
On the other hand, Iggy and Kim have been very supportive of each other publicly. Tip even hints to Billboard a Lil Kim/Iggy Azalea collaboration could be happening in the future.