Many people are speculating that Lil Kim took a jab or two at up and coming rapper Nicki Minaj during a recent club performance. Because I am not inside Kim’s head I cannot say for sure who her comment was aimed at. What I can say however is that if it was aimed at Minaj- it was a bad move on the part of Kim. Why? Because Kim cannot at this point in her career compete with Minaj. Lil Kim is 35 years old and not only is she too old for the immature world of rap- but she is too old to be talking about the things that women in rap need to talk about in order to be considered viable artists. Just as Kim entered the game flaunting her body and spitting out sex lyrics that would embarrass even a porn star- Minaj is now doing the same. So what gives Nicki the upper hand? The same thing that gave Kim the upper hand 15 years ago… her looks and her youth. For women to exist in the world of rap today they must be young and willing to exude and sell sex in high doses. Kim can no longer compete in this area and quite honestly she should not want to. Rap is now a lil girl’s game and if Kim wants to show that she has truly moved on to the next level, she should attempt to re-enter the game not as an aging sex pot, but rather as a mature woman with words of wisdom to pass on to the yougins. Kim still has a thing or two she can teach these new girls, especially Minaj. Kim should tell the newcomer, who despite her popularity saw her first single tank, that if she doesn’t find a way to step outside the small vixen image she has created for herself, she will soon find herself in the same boat as Kim, Foxy Brown and all the other female rappers who thought selling sex would equal fame and fortune in the rap game. Oh it might for a while… but only until the next pretty young thang comes along.