Many people feel like Nicki Minaj copied Lil Kim's style with her different looks, the way she dresses and certain magazine poses. No doubt Nicki is very talented in her own right, but would she have achieved her current level off success without the Queen Bee's blueprint to follow?
TMZ caught up with Kim recently and asked her that question.
"I think that's self explanatory," Kim said. "If you have to ask that I think you know the answer."
What do you think? Did Nicki bite her way to the top?