Saturday, February 26, 2011

FOXY CHATS WITH BILLBOARD ABOUT LIL KIM VS. NICKI MINAJ BEEF AND MORE!



Billboard.com recently sat down with rapper Foxy Brown to discuss everything from her allegedly being booted out of a recent after-party during New York Fashion Week due to her alleged intoxication to her thoughts on the never-ending Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj beef as well as her plans to release her long-awaited "Black Roses" as a double album.

Billboard: Why are people saying that you were forced out of Indashio's after-party?


Foxy Brown (FB): I don't know how any rumors got started. Indashio is a personal friend of mine -- I'm his biggest supporter, he's my biggest supporter...It was all about me coming to support one of my closest friends in fashion. And when I got there, he dragged me in, and we were falling all over, happy. Happy, not intoxicated, at all. I'm not even a drinker. And we never locked ourselves in the bathroom; people were coming in and out.

They're saying I was physically escorted out of the building by security, that I had this huge fight, I was intoxicated, falling all over. And there's not one picture, one photo from any of the club-goers, nothing. Not only that -- it took six days for this quote-unquote "breaking story" to surface? Does that make sense?
Why do you think you've become a magnet for rumors?


FB: I was watching something about Hillary Clinton one day -- she had an interview, I think, on "Dateline" -- and they said, "Hillary, why is it that you respond to everything they've said about you in the press?" And she said, "Simply because as a celebrity or a public figure, when something is written about you negatively, and you don't respond, it becomes part of your legacy."…Usually a lot of shit that's written, it's like, "Whatever, we're not even addressing it." But this was important because of what we're doing in the future. Indy is designing the Foxy collection of dresses, and we're about to do so much for fashion. 
You also released the track "Massacre" last month, which addressed the Lil Kim-Nicki Minaj feud. What do you think about that situation?


Read more of Foxy's interview after the break.









FB: Nicki has always been cool with me. She and I have something online I did for her -- it was a video shoot with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, [when] she wasn't signed yet. And she was like, "Foxy is the first female artist who ever embraced me." She was classy; she was articulate. I'm so proud of her.
Of course, people everywhere clearly are saying, "She wants to be Foxy [RR: *insert side-eye* who are these people you speak of Fox? I need names damn it!], she wants to be Kim." Everybody's going to say that. But do I think she's doing an incredible job at branding herself? Yes, I do. When you're an icon in the music business…like Mary J. Blige. Keyshia Cole came out after her, [but] you didn't hear Mary J. Blige starting a beef with her just because they compared [Keyshia to] her. Mary J. Blige stayed clean. She does what she does, and I do what I do.
 Meanwhile, Lil Kim stays outspoken.

 Had she let the people say, "Oh [Nicki], you're trying to be Kim, you're a fake Kim," then it doesn't come directly from her. But when you're using that as a platform to bring your new album out, that's like, "Oh my God, wait a minute." I don't condone it at all; I don't think it's cute.

Nicki clearly drew from both Kim and me. And she hasn't been disrespectful to me in any way -- I haven't heard her be disrespectful toward anybody else but Kim. And at some point, it's like, O.K., Kim, you've had a problem with Foxy, you've had a problem with Nicki, you've had a problem with Faith [Evans], with Charli [Baltimore], with everybody. It's like, enough already. I choose to stay out of it. Put out great music, and that's that.
 And you're prepping new music yourself, right?


FB: The new album! "Black Roses." I'm in the studio every night, slaving. It's going to be the first double CD from any female rapper in history, so it's going to be really big. One side is going to be straight hip-hop and hardcore records, and a couple big radio joints, and then the other side is dancehall rock... I personally want it to drop around August or September.

Just a few things I noticed about Fox's interview.

1) Delusions of Grandeur: I will say that there is a certain quality that I have always admired about New Yorkers and DC natives for that matter. A lot of times it seems as though the ones who are in the most phucked up situations usually have this almost delusional-like sense of self importance. So much so, that at times they can almost convince you to drink from the kool-aid they are sipping on. See: Foxy's answers to question 1, 2 and 3.


2) Foxy and Nicki Have Been Sharing Notes: i.e., they've been talking about Kim from day one --well with Foxy it's no surprise, but Nicki claims that she didn't start beefing with Kim until...who? Foxy told her that Kim had been carrying her on the low low.

Among the many talents that your girl Roxxy has been blessed with, one of them happens to be peeping even the minimalist most subliminal shade being thrown at the drop of a dime. Roxxy = shade peeper. In other words, my peep shade cup runneth over!

Which brings me back to the Foxy/Nicki study session. It's obvious that they both have been talking big shit about Kim from jump.


Reason: You ever notice how two people can bring up the same random thing in the same random way. To the untrained eye it may seem like a coincidence, but to a shade peeper such as myself, it just further substantiates my point that Fox and Nicki have been sharing Lil Kim diss strategy notes prior to the Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj beef jumping off.

Example: Foxy stated, "[o.k.], Kim, you've had a problem with Foxy, you've had a problem with Nicki, you've had a problem with Faith [Evans], with Charli [Baltimore], with everybody. It's like, enough already. I choose to stay out of it. Put out great music, and that's that."


Didn't Nicki Minaj mention almost the same exact thing (I'm literally line for line) in the same roundabout way in her radio interview with Hot '97's Angie Martinez a couple of months back?

I mean this is hip-hop  and  beef is a necessary component of the game. With that said, if we were to start making a list of hip-hop artist who beef with 'rybody and their momma'em,  we would not only find Foxy's name on this particular list but she just might beat out 50 Cent and Game for the top spot.

I've said too much already...*Biggie voice* #ImGone

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