Last week, Monica released the first single from her upcoming seventh album, New Life. The original version of “Anything (To Find You)”, which samples the Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Who Shot Ya?”, featured Lil’ Kim and Rick Ross, but when the song made its debut on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart, Lil’ Kim’s name was nowhere to be found.
Apparently, that’s because Ms. Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, has refused to clear the song, which samples Big’s “Whot Shot Ya?”, if Kim remained on it. After getting news that Kim was removed from the song, Monica took to Twitter to address the situation and discuss her fight to maintain the original version.
I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed. Sheâ€™s our friend, a legend & @LilKim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked & Iâ€™m fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate. We respect all parties involved & were gonna do WHATEVER to keep the song as is because @lilKim the bizness on the recordâ€¦
I am as thorough as they come and I LOVE @LilKim bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get SUED. Your directing your anger in the wrong place & I am far 2deep in the game 2play games. These r facts. Still fighting 4 Kim to be on itâ€¦..
The release of the Biggie biopic Notorious in 2009 seemed to reignite the tense relationship between Ms. Wallace and Kim. Kim publicly disagreed with her portrayal in the film, which she faulted the director, Faith Evans, and Ms. Wallace for. But Ms. Wallace shot back, stating that the movie was about her son and not Kim. Hopefully, the situation can be worked out peacefully.