Mariah Carey may have decent royalty checks from all ‘dem hits. But she really missed her pot of gold by not hopping in a cab to the trademark office to file a patent for “I don’t know her” immediately after pretending she had no damn clue what a Jennifer Lopez was. If there’s a go-to for celebrity shade, it’s pretending like you know some A-lister about as well as you do someone in suburban Boise who has downloaded all your albums eighteen times on Limewire. Andy Cohen and Martha Stewart have employed the IDKH method, and now Lil’ Kim is revving up her Nicki Minaj feud by pretending to have no idea who the voice behind “Anaconda” is. Hiss hiss, you sneaky snake!
Entertainment Tonight’s Katie Krause caught up with Lil’ Kim on Wednesday night at an event, and asked Kim what she thought of the new crop of female rappers like Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. Kim begins to gush about Cardi, but not before she quickly slid in an “…and I don’t know the other one.”
Oooh, that could have almost been a respectable read to singe everyone’s eyebrows off had it not come while Kim was waiting to get into the launch of Paris Hilton’s new line of whatever. Anyway, I’m beginning to think that “I don’t know her” bit is getting a tad stale for my liking. Call me when one of these chicks has the balls to say, “I do know her, and she’s as enjoyable as a hemorrhoid!”