Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim Feud Is 'Harmless,' 50 Cent Says

'Kim is the original, I believe, and Nicki is the right now,' G-Unit MC says on Shade 45.

Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj's war of words has died down considerably in the new year, following months of fiery sniping in interviews and songs.

Queen Bee collaborator 50 Cent ("Magic Stick"), not one to shy away from differences with others, downplayed the rift between the feuding female MCs. In an interview on Shade 45's "G-Unit Saturdays," he spoke via phone about the beef with DJ Whoo Kid.

"When I look at them actually competing, I don't see anything," 50 said. "I think it's harmless. It adds an interesting story and other interests to them, 'cause Kim is the original, I believe, and Nicki is the right now."

When the pugilistic rapper was told his answer was surprisingly neutral — in addition to working with Kim, 50 is from Queens, New York, as is Nicki — he joked he didn't want to get involved in their battle.

"How do you get in the middle of a girl fight?" he responded.

Since New Year's Eve, when Kim fired the last salvo at Nicki during a performance, the two Big Apple rappers have remained quiet regarding one another.

Veteran MC Rah Digga recently headlined an all-lady lyricist concert in Los Angeles, and the former Flipmode Squad member said the feuding isn't necessary.

"To be honest, if you're an artist and you're just into the music, all that stuff is irrelevant," Digga told Mixtape Daily. "All that stuff they're fighting for has nothing to do with making good music or being an artist. It is what it is. It's a fight about being a popular celebrity. It has nothing to do with music. And I don't get caught up in that and I don't deal with anybody in it."

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