Mary J. Blige recently revealed that she was angered When Diana Ross Touched Lil Kim’s Breast At 1999 VMAs. She sat down with Andy Cohen for Watch What Happens Live and was asked to share her thoughts about other R&B divas that she’s worked with or knows personally.
She spoke about Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, and then, Lil Kim. “My baby girl, my little sister,” Mary said of the latter. “I mean, one of the most incredible female rappers to open the door for so many women. She’s a trailblazer and one of the biggest rappers [and] most respected rappers in the business.”
It was then that Andy Cohen brought up that boob-touching MTV moment and asked Mary J. Blige what was going through her mind at the time. “I was embarrassed for Kim and I was pissed when that happened because that’s my little sister and my friend,” said Blige. “Kim is courageous. She’s gon’ do what Kim does so I think we all should respect it like we should respect Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj and Cardi [B]. Respect Lil Kim.