Naturi Naughton Addresses Alleged Shade from Lil Kim
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Looks like rumors of a beef between Naturi Naughton and Lil Kim may be real.

Naughton stopped by VH1 Live! to chill with Marc Lamont Hill, where they discussed rumors that Lil Kim wasn’t happy having her around at the Hip Hop Honors after-party. It seems that the issue between the two may be coming from Kim’s end as Naughton told Hill, “The shade is real, I don’t understand it. You know what Marc, maybe you can find out why. All I know is, I had the pleasure and honor of playing Lil’ Kim in the film Notorious.”

For years rumors have gone around that the legendary rapper wasn’t too happy with how Naughton portrayed her in the 2009 film, Notorious, which Hill addressed. Naughton, however, took it all in stride. “I was a first-time actress in a film, you know? This was the beginning of my career. I’m a little black girl from New Jersey, why not support that?”

Still, the Power star doesn’t seem phased by any of it, the actress isn’t worried about any beef. “I don’t have any beef. How am I gonna squash beef that I didn’t have? I’m just all love and positivity, and moving on to Power and all the great things in my life.”

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