While fans mostly know talented actress and singer Naturi Naughton for her role in Starz’ hit series, Power, but back in 2009, she took on the part of a lifetime — she played Lil Kim in a biopic about the late great rapper Notorious B.I.G., entitled Notorious.
And by the looks of things, Lil Kim will make sure that she constantly reminds Naturi that she did not like the way she portrayed her.
In a past interview, the petite rapper made sure to bash Naturi’s performance, and in a new interview with Hollywood Unlocked, the resentment and shading continued.
Lil Kim said the following: “I’m gonna touch on this briefly because I think everybody already knows my answer to this, but I hated everything about that movie. I hated it. Wasn’t involved in it. I actually had to get my lawyers involved, which I ended up getting a check from it. That was the only reason I was [like] whatever.”
Lili Kim did explain that reveals that she would love to see Lil Mama or Teyana Taylor to play her in an upcoming film.
The reality TV star claimed: “When I do do the movie of my life, I’m going to go back to Brooklyn, and I will hold auditions until I find the perfect person. If that is Teyana [Taylor] or Lil Mama or whoever it is, it’s gotta be perfect.”
She went on to say: “I was not okay with that!… I would have never picked her. Never, ever, ever. She has nothing in common with me. Nothing. No, seriously. I said it already, so I’m not gonna sit here and act like I didn’t say these things. I don’t like the way she’s been disrespectful about it. I wasn’t even like, basically blaming her, but she did like a whole documentary coming at me.”
Naturi, who is known for fighting back, told Lil Kim with Biggie’s lyrics: “In the words of #BiggieSmalls…’ Mo Money, Mo Problems’ [shrug].”
Lil Kim did have a few positive things to say about some of the female rappers in the game:
“I like Cardi. City Girls is my girls,” she said. “I like…[Megan Thee Stallion] is killing it, that’s my girl. Dej Loaf. I think everybody forgets about her. That’s my friend. I call her my little Sade because she’s like, the female rap Sade. I always tell her that. She needs to run with that.”
Lil Kim knows what she wants.