Much to fan delight, ‘Work It’ rapstress Missy Elliott is definitely back hard at work promoting her latest gems ‘9th Inning’ and ‘Triple Threat’.
As ever, despite being plagued with questions on the Drake/Aaliyah debacle, Elliott was also greeted with her thoughts on the ever-hyped beef between fellow femcees Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim. While one who has career-long evaded beef, the ‘Hot Boys’ hitmaker has always been one to speak her mind.
Read her thoughts below:
“I felt like that situation divided us,” says Elliott speaking on the Minaj/Kim beef.
“Lil Kim is my sister. I’ve known her for years, and I’d never turn my back on her.”
“There’s enough room for everybody,” she added. “I wanna see everybody get it. I love to see women just have their own. You watch the guys do it all the time, they go out on the road with each other. Go on and get that money.”
“You don’t have to like somebody—just respect,” she added. “Once we get that, everybody I think will be great. I wish I could wave some kind of wand and make it happen, but I also am not in that situation to make it happen, to say do this and do that. I haven’t been in that situation to know what that is.”
“I try to support everybody—past, present, and future. I love my peers. Lil’ Kim is my sister, Eve is my sister, Trina, Roxanne Shanté, Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, Monie Love…Anybody that know me, know that I show love. We just gotta respect each other.”
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Elliott’s thoughts come shortly after news that Lil’ Kim is set to feature on her new album.