Lil’ Kim’s sudden 2011 resurgence can be attributed to Young Money’s Nicki Minaj. While the former first lady of Junior M.A.F.I.A. was an iconic figure of 1990s hip-hop, she has lived in relative obscurity throughout the past decade. Her March mixtape, Black Friday, depicts the female MC brandishing a bloody sword, with what is presumably Nicki Minaj’s pink wig sprawled across the floor. By returning to the spotlight through a public war of words, Lil’ Kim is slowly garnering some relevance for the wrong reasons. Recording artist Eve has taken it upon herself to end this ongoing feud of female power figures, claiming that “it’s not a good look” for Biggie’s ex-lover. With plans to release a biography detailing her time spent in federal prison, in addition to a fifth studio album, Kim’s is primed to gain some recognition as an artist rather than an instigator.