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Lil' Kim Addresses Story That Biggie Smalls Pulled A Gun On Her

The Queen Bee dished on her new music, Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma, and her relationship with Biggie Smalls during a HOT 97 interview.

Lil' Kim plans to contribute to the market with an upcoming album, aiming to give fans a taste of what's in store with "Took Us A Break." But you can't discuss the Queen Bee in this new generation of rappers without traveling back in time to revisit her historic trajectory in the music industry.

While chatting with the crew on HOT 97's "Ebro in the Morning," the "The Jump Off" rapper discussed her debut critically-acclaimed album, Hard Core, and how the cover art took on a life of its own.

"That poster was so influential in prisons, in homes, in hoods. I went into the pose naturally... Biggie actually picked that photo...," she said. "Atlantic wasn't too sure if that was the right way to go with me first coming out, 'This new girl, she's this young girl, I don't know if this is it.'" Hard Core made its way to double platinum status with singles like "Crush On You," "Not Tonight," and "No Time."

The Brooklynite also shared her thoughts on Jermaine Dupri's headlining story that Biggie pulled a gun out on her in a studio. The memory was recently revealed on the "Drink Champs" podcast. "The story is not exactly how he said it, but it's very close to the truth," she said. "We did have a very violent relationship. I hate that, but for a while, that was all I attracted. It is what it is. He was everything. You know how it is when you're in the industry, the guys get you whatever you want, but you can't do sh*t. You can't do nothing." The internationally-known artist then broke down the story even further.

"First of all, when I was going to do the song with Jermaine, they contacted Un. Biggie wasn't even involved in that, he put himself there. He came because he just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to have any eyes for Usher or Jermaine so he put himself there. Everybody knows I get busy with the pen, but I love when Big used to come and persuade some of my raps because he's the freaking greatest, why wouldn't I? But everybody knows all of my hit records; "All About The Benjamins," "Get Money," "Crush On You," is all me. Puffy can tell, all of these people can tell you. But the influence that he had on my raps in my music, and he used to say it made me lazy sometimes when he's around because I know if I'm sitting there and I'm stuck on the fourth bar, I know he's got to jump in and be like, 'Say this.' He always wanted me to stay on my own so Hard Core was mainly me and a couple of influences and songs that he influenced. But when we were together it always turned into a lovers' quarrel or a lovers' nest."

On the music side, Kim landed a feature with Remy Ma for the latter's forthcoming track, "Wake Me Up." The morning show hosts asked Kim to speak on the rumors that she and Remy were planning to diss Nicki Minaj on the melody to which she said: "I hate that because number one, my mind is always on that bag. The messed up thing is because we're real artists, and Remy and me do what we do, no matter what I say, they're going to be like she's talking about such and such," Kim stated. "I feel like people know me and Remy well enough that if we're going to talk about somebody we're going to say their name, we're going to address them, we're going to make it that or whatever. We're just making music, we're doing what we do. My mind is always on that bag, my mind ain't on ol girl or anything else. I don't care about that."

That topic then opened the door for Kim to address her past with Minaj and she said if a conversation ever happened, it would have to be a lucrative discussion.

"Some things just can't be mended unless there's a different type of conversation. Some people take it too far. Some people take it to a point where they try to take everything from you or they try to deliberately see you in the ground," she said. "With that situation, you get so many windows in life and you get so many times in the music industry to make something right and when you shun it, at one point, people are going to be like you're phony. A snake is a snake. I'm not going to pick it up because it was being nice to me, wrapping around my leg. It's still a snake at the end of the day. With that situation, it would probably have to be a business move or conversation because at the end of the day you've proved... it's a lot of damage. Me and Remy, it was never that much damage between us because there was always a respect there, but when there is a lot of damage done, it's like at the end of the day it could happen, but if it happens now it's about a check, it's about that bag because you're not really real."

Watch the full interview below.

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50 Cent Blasts Oprah Winfrey Over Russell Simmons Documentary

50 Cent says Oprah Winfrey only targets black male celebrities who have been accused of sexual misconduct and assault, but turns a blind eye to white celebs accused of the same thing.

The Queens native posted a photo of Winfrey and Russell Simmons on Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 12), along with a caption questioning her silence on allegations brought against Harvey Weinstein and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

“[I] don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men,” Fif wrote. “No Harvey Weinstein, No [Jeffrey] Epstein, just [Michael] Jackson and Russell Simmons this s**t is sad.”

The G-Unit frontman added that Winfrey’s bestie, journalist Gale King, “hit R. Kelly with a death blow documentary,” although he appears to have confused King’s interview with Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary.

“Every time I hear [Michael] Jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts,” he continued. “These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent.”

50 also shared a meme collage of Bill Cosby, Epstein, Kevin Spacey, Weinstein, Kelly and Donald Trump showcasing who among the bunch went to jail, which he captioned: “You think Oprah don’t notice how this s**t is playing out?”

Ironically enough, the 44-year-old rapper and TV producer settled a beef with Winfrey in 2012. The billionaire former talk show queen, who is executive producing an upcoming documentary on rape allegations against Simmons, has been criticized over her former friendship with Weinstein, and for hosting After Neverland, a TV special featuring the King of Pop’s accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and Leaving Neverland director, Dan Reed.

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Viola Davis, Jharrel Jerome, Tiffany Haddish Among All-Star Cast For ‘Good Times’ Live

Following the success of live reboots of The Jefferson's and All in the Family, earlier this year, ABC is bringing back another classic sitcom for a special holiday addition of Live in Front of a Studio Audience.

Good Times is the latest Norman Lear sitcom to be rebooted with an all-star cast that includes Viola Davis, Jharrel Jerome, Tiffany Haddish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andre Braugher, Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharaoh.  Additional cast members include Jerome’s When They See Us co-star, Asante Blackk, and Jamie Foxx’s eldest daughter, Corinne.

Davis and Braugher will portray James and Florida Evans, while Haddish will play neighbor, Willona Woods. Pharaoh is set to take on the role of the couple’s eldest son, JJ. Blakk will play JJ's younger brother, Michael Evans, and Corrinne will portray their sister, Thelma.

Patti Labelle and Anthony Anderson are billed to sing the Good Times theme song. Jerome’s role in the production has not yet been revealed.

Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson will reprise their roles as Edith and Archie bunker for the latest live rendition of All in the Family. The weekly sitcom, created by Lear, premiered in 1971 and birthed the spinoffs, Maude and Good Times.

It’s unclear which episodes of the '70s sitcoms will be brought back to life for ABC's holiday special.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience airs on Dec. 18 at 8 P.M. EST.

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Lira Galore Accuses Quality Control's Pierre “Pee” Thomas Of Abuse In $15 Million Lawsuit: Report

Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas is accused of being physically abusive in a $15 million lawsuit filed by his ex-fiancée, Lira Galore, who is also the mother of one of his children.

According to TMZ, Galore claims the music executive beat her numerous times throughout her pregnancy, including punching her in the face and head, choking her, and dislocating her finger. Galore also alleges that Pee bought her an SUV to make up for the abuse, and paid her $50,000 not to contact police. He allegedly broke the SUV's window in one violent altercation, and put the vehicle's title back in his name.

Galore, who was previously engaged to Rick Ross, reportedly began dating Pee in 2018. The pair apparently split last December amid reports that the 35-year-old Quality Control honcho got another woman pregnant at the same time as Galore. In multiple posts on her Instagram Story, Galore admitted to being cheated on, although there was no explicit mention of abuse, the 26-year-old model wrote that she was tired of being “bullied & disrespected when I’ve been nothing but nice to you & respected those around you.”

The lawsuit reportedly stems from a potential custody battle, after Pee filed for joint custody of their daughter earlier this year. Galore is asking for sole physical custody on grounds that he has allegedly been physically violent, emotionally abusive, and exhibited “irrational and erratic behavior.”

Although Pee has yet to address Galore’s allegations, he posted a photo of their daughter on Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 12) with the caption, “See you soon.”

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