Nicki Minaj’s rabid fans have been attacking LisaRaye McCoy ever since she made a comparison between Nicki and Lil Kim, and LisaRaye doesn’t have time for it.
LisaRaye explained her position on the situation in a new interview with The Breakfast Club.
“Let me tell you, I didn’t know what the hell they were, first of all,” she said around the 4:10 mark. “And I didn’t know they were coming after me. Vivica Fox is the one that called and she asked me, she says, ‘Are you okay?’”
LisaRaye says that Fox explained who the Barbz are. LisaRaye then went online to see what comments they were making. “Maybe about 25 comments in, I was like, ‘I don’t give a damn about this.’ ‘Cause I don’t. I’m way above anybody that wanna come after somebody that they don’t know, want to misappropriate what I said and take it out of context [sic]. I don’t have time to be fighting that kinda fight ‘cause we are fighting a real fight right now.”
She continues, “But I didn’t want to denounce them or exclude them and act like they didn’t exist. I did come back and say, ‘What I said is what I said and what I meant,’ which was I’m not saying you supposed to kiss ass. I’m not saying that ‘cause I don’t believe in that. But what I’m saying is pay homage to the people that is there before you.”
She explains that when she said ‘bow down,’ she meant, “Music shouldn’t be about a beef. It’s not mafia, it’s not gangster, it’s entertainment. It’s music, so let’s keep it light while we’re not tearing each other down.”
The feud between Minaj and LisaRaye began when the actress said that Kim is above Minaj in the pecking order because Kim’s career preceded Minaj.
“We can all stand together queens and say that we are both acknowledging—all of us are acknowledging—the fact that Kim came before Nicki Minaj,” LisaRaye said on FOX Soul’s Out Loud With Claudia Jordan. “So Nicki, just take a seat. You don’t have to sit down for long but just take a bow. Just like Beyoncé said, ‘Bow down bitches.’ Because [Kim’s up here]. So anybody else, it’s like no competition.”
Those comments became fodder for Minaj, who dissed LisaRaye on the 6ix9ine collaborative song “Trollz,” rapping, “Dollar, dollar bill, come get her / Even your man know Nickis do it better.”
Minaj even liked a tweet about the lyrics targeting LisaRaye, which further proves that it was indeed about the actress.
Watch LisaRaye speak on it below.