Nicki Minaj opened up about possibly taking part in a Verzuz battle against Lil’ Kim.
Nicki’s comments came during her wide-ranging, nearly two-hour-long conversation with Joe Budden on his YouTube channel.
“I saw you say that you would do a Verzuz with one or two people,” the host began as Minaj looked on. “We all got to guessing. I already know [who] one of those people would and should be. My guess would be [Lil] Kim.”
From there, Budden ran through a hypothetical list of artists before deciding that the only other feasible options could be Missy Elliott or Ms. Lauryn Hill — though he didn’t think the latter would be the right match “stylistically.”
“I haven’t said anyone’s name,” Minaj replied with a coy grin before reiterating, “I’m not saying anybody’s name.”
Budden joked that the “Do We Have a Problem?” rapper simply wants to “slaughter somebody with a bunch of hits,” leading Minaj to reply, “No! Uh-uh. No, because I approach those things as a rap fan, not as Nicki Minaj. Just as a rap fan.
“And I think there are a lot of…not a lot of, but I’m just saying, like, no, it’s just about if somebody can play their joints and have people reminisce and go crazy. So yes, there are,” she concluded, referencing artists she would potentially battle on the popular series.