One thing about [artist id="934"]Lil Kim[/artist], the pint-sized Brooklyn rapper will take on all challengers. It doesn't matter if it's man or woman.
First, there were Kim's recent comments in the latest issue of Hip-Hop Weekly, where she lashed out against [artist id="21433"]Faith Evans[/artist] and [artist id="13432"]Big[/artist]'s mother, Voletta Wallace.
The lady lyricist was upset that she wasn't invited to be more involved in the making of the film. Although she hasn't seen the movie yet, Kim claims the accuracy of the script is off. The rappers said a writer involved in [movie id="360770"]"Notorious"[/movie] — who was not identified in the article — contacted her and, during the conversation, she said she discovered mistakes in the story.
"I knew something was fishy about them having the writer call me. When I spoke to the writer I felt like he was trying to play me, so I wouldn't give up anything," Kim explained to the magazine. "I knew I wouldn't have control of how I was depicted. I did correct the writer about Biggie's nickname for me. He had written that Biggie called me Big Momma. Biggie never called me Big Momma. As a matter of fact, he didn't even like that name for me. He used to call me Mookie."
Kim went on to say that Faith and Biggie's mother were responsible for the way she was portrayed in the [news id="1602250"]movie by Naturi Naughton[/news]. But on Thursday, [news id="1602360"]Evans told MTV News[/news] she wasn't responsible for the script. The screenplay, in fact, was adapted from the book "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.," by writer Cheo Hodari Coker.
"I don't know what to say," Evans said. "I think that beyond myself, Ms. Wallace or whoever else she wants to blame, everyone who was around Big at that time has had some things to say about [her relationship with Biggie] in order for Cheo to even write the book. He interviewed pretty much all of us. She's sadly mistaken. I'm aware of what she has to say, and that's fine. I don't know what to say. God bless her."
(The Hip-Hop Weekly interview was conducted before Evans' comments to MTV News were published; at press time, Kim's rep had not responded to requests for comment.)
The Queen Bee said she's spoken to her lawyer and has no plans to support the movie. She said she might watch the bootleg. "For legal reasons," she said.
Another, less intense, battle Kim is set to embark on is with her fellow rappers.
She recently told MTV News she's plotting her return to music soon and her approach may surprise some.
"I'm getting ready to come with a whole new flavor, a whole new style," she said, beaming. "And I don't care what nobody says, I'm not gonna let anyone pigeonhole me. This is what it is. I'm coming with it. I got to hang in there with the fellas. The only way to hang in there with the fellas is to be able to do what the fellas do. And with [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] singing and rapping, [artist id="1998098"]T-Pain[/artist] singing and rapping, and everybody singing and rapping, somebody got to represent for my laaaaaaadies, she laughed.
Kim said she has no plans for her to use Auto-Tune, but then again, she said there are no plans in place at all.
"Maybe, maybe not," she said. "I'm gonna be singing, I'm gonna be flowing. Whatever I feel. It's not gonna be so strategic or placed. It's gonna be whatever I feel. I'm gonna have fun on my next album. It's coming soon. Really soon."
MTV News has even more B.I.G. things on the horizon surrounding "Notorious" — stay tuned for more in the coming days!