Foxy Brown Speaks On New Album, Lil' Kim & Nicki Minaj
After making the news with rumors of a fashion show incident, Foxy Brown chopped it up with Billboard about her new music, her beef with Lil' Kim, and the current feud Lil' Kim has going with Nicki Minaj.
You also released the track "Massacre" last month, which addressed the Lil Kim-Nicki Minaj feud. What do you think about that situation?
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, 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?
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.
For the rest of the interview, check Billboard.