Lil’ Mo didn’t like Queen Naija’s performance at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards and she let it be known.
During the ceremony, Naija participated in the R&B cypher, along with Erykah Badu, Kelly Price, BJ the Chicago Kid and Luke James. And while Mo seemed to like everyone else’s performance, she said Naija didn’t truly bring it.
She also suggested the “Medicine” singer was only invited to the awards show because of her looks and social media following.
“From what I’ve seen, @queennaija is a very, very pretty girl,” wrote Mo. “I pray she beats all the odds, does the numbers and remains humble. As for the cypher, maybe pregnancy is prohibiting singing from the bottom her pit. Maybe she should’ve war cried or just sat this one out until her seasoning is to its fullest savor.”
“I really don’t know much about her besides what the blogs post, but I believe she can reach her fullest potential outside of mediocrity if she stays around vocal bibles,” she added. “To many sound alike, look alike and have the same story, so when they get out here in the real world and do one show, whole voice be gone.”
Naija then responded and although she didn’t mention Mo’s name, it was clear who she addressed.
“Word of advice from a young singer just now entering into the music industry to vets who’ve been in this game: Encouragement goes a long way. Someone could look up to you and adore you and you can completely ruin their view of you by speaking down on them.”
Naija’s fans also responded to Mo and accused her of sheer jealousy.
“What Lil Mo said about Queen just pissed me off,” one person wrote. “How you go from complimenting her to talking down on her saying rude unnecessary sh–?”
“Lil Mo better sit her big a– down somewhere,” wrote another, who then used a line from Drake. “Jealousy in the air tonight, I could could tell. I will never understand that but oh well.”
“I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but Lil Mo’s comment sounded like hate,” a third person commented. “These kids look up to these veterans for advice and guidance, yet all they do is tear them down, which is disheartening to me as a fan.”