Crush On You: A History of Lil Kim’s Most Notorious Beefs

Wanna bumble with the Bee, huh?! Get in line. Since making her debut on Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s 1995 debut, Conspiracy, Lil Kim has maintained her massive buzz by oozing sex appeal and running the rap game on behalf of the ladies. But, on the low, she’s also done it by getting involved in almost a dozen rap beefs that have made her one of the most polarizing figures in rap over the course of her long career.

Never one to hold her tongue, she’s taken shots at anyone who has been brave enough to get in her way. From fellow female MCs looking to capitalize off a war of words with her to male rappers looking to minimize her accomplishments, she’s never been the type to back down from a challenge. She’s won some. She’s lost some. But she’s never been afraid to fight for what she believes in. Check out the beefs that helped the Queen earn her crown. Bzzzzz!—Chris Yuscavage