There should be no surprise at this point, but over the weekend Nicki Minaj channeled another one of Lil Kim‘s look in the video shoot for Willow Smith‘s latest single “Fireball” in LA. “I looked at the situation, I could see that she was very inspired by me. You could see that,” Kim said of Nicki swagger-jacking her style in an interivew earlier this year. Adding that, “It’s obvious that she wants to be like me.”
While the beef between Nicki and Kim seemed to have simmered down a bit, Nicki’s Barbies (Team Minaj) and Kim’s Die hard fans (Team Kim) are still at each other’s throats via social networking sites. When photos from the video set hit the web, Team Kim immediately took to Twitter and Tumblr to address the blatant copying of yet another one of Kim’s infamous styles.
To discredit the Young Money starlet of originality, a member of Team Kim posted a side-by-side photo of the two; one of Lil Kim (circa 2003) at a Nylon magazine shoot covered in fuzzy stuffed animals, and another of Minaj in a much similar outfit from this past weekend. To solidify their point even more, Team Kim created 5 interesting videos entitled “Playtime is Over” (1-5) (<—VIDEOS HERE) which showcases that Nicki’s inspiration, both rap and style, definitely came from Lil’ Kim.
But back to the subject at hand… Do you think Nicki’s outfit was inspired by The Queen Bee? See for yourself and be the judge!