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Lil', Brown and Co.: Foxy Brown vs. Lil' Kim

Shots fired between the two tiny women of rap

Tensions between the posses of Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim boiled over Feb. 25 in the latest burst of hip-hop violence. The gunfight outside an NYC radio station began when Kim's crew ran into attendants of Capone-N-Noreaga, whose single ''Bang Bang'' features Brown's anti-Kim jeremiad. At least 21 shots allegedly were fired and one man sustained minor injuries. Below, see how the divas match up.

Name Foxy Brown, 21 Born Inga Fung Marchand, in Brooklyn On Kim ''Your album ... still sound lame, my name still reign'' The Score Brown's got at least an inch on the diminutive Kim. Besides a criminal record (for driving without a license) she's got pals named ''Capone'' and ''Noreaga.''

Name Lil' Kim, 26 Born Kimberly Jones, in Brooklyn On Brown ''You ain't a star/And your record company know that'' The Score Kim's records outsell Brown's -- plus she survived that 2000 MTV awards groping by Diana Ross. Sounds like a contendah.

-- Scott Brown and Evan Serpick

Originally posted Mar 09, 2001 Published in issue #586 Mar 09, 2001 Order article reprints