Lil Kim Attends JAY-Z and Meek Mill's Blackjack Party
The event amassed over $24 million in donations towards justice reform efforts during its inaugural Casino Night Event in Atlantic City.
DJ Envy Shows Lil Kim's $350K 2000 Mercedes G-Wagon
In this clip, DJ Envy shows a pair of G-Wagon Cabriolets, including Lil Kim's. Only manufactured in Europe, these cars attracted big names like Lil Kim, who was the first to showcase it stateside. Envy details the distinct modifications Lil Kim made, including lifting the car and adding larger rims
Ebony Magazine Retouching Drama
Earlier this week Ebony magazine’s photography director, Keith Major, addressed the heavily edited image Monday after fans questioned who took the viral snap.
“Man, she wanted to be in control of the retouching so this is what we got,” he wrote on Instagram.
Kim shut down Major’s claims via Instagram Story.
"Who is this? Cuz that's not the photo I approved of or any other content they've put out. I always told Ebony it looked like a painting but they didn't want to listen.
They said they love it. It's the sabotage for me. The funny shit about this, is that it's their retoucher!"
Raisa, social media manager to the stars, responded to Keith Major's comment on Instagram:
"How about we talk about how your photos exposure was so low we couldn't even salvage them. At the end of the day it was Ebony's retouchers who edited the photo. I also heard you got
fired after this shit. Let's talk about that, sir."
Ebony Magazine : Notes on an Icon
Lil' Kim covers this month's special issue of Ebony Magazine, which celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop.
Suppose the words of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter matter (we all know they do). In that case, Lil’ Kim, the Brooklynite and longtime friend of Bey’s husband Jay-Z, should have a big smile on her face because, as the other Queen Bee declared a few years ago on her culture-bending single “Formation”: “You know you that b**** when you cause all of this conversation.”
Well Lil’ Kim is that b****.
Rivaled only by Lauryn Hill, Lil’ Kim is arguably the most widely discussed and dissected female rapper of the twentieth century. That’s in the media—from Right On! and The New York Times to Essence and Out—and in academia—Professor Greg Thomas of Syracuse University taught the accredited course “Hip-Hop Eshu: Queen B@#$h 101—the Life & Times of Lil’ Kim.” “Her lyrical artistry is nothing short of revolutionary,” Thomas told ABC Radio. “It’s the art with the most profound sexual politics I’ve ever seen anywhere.”
Kimberly Denise Jones has created art that should be in a collection, as she mentioned to XXL magazine about her debut album saying, “Hard Core … it’s something different … it’s something in a museum that you don’t put a number on.” She’s also worn art that is in a collection—the Money Manicure, a piece created for Lil’ Kim by pioneering nail tech Bernadette Thompson that was secured by The Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection in 2018.
Lil’ Kim Receives Unique Artwork in Celebration of her Contribution To Hip Hop
BMI’s* President & CEO, Mike O’Neill presenting Lil’ Kim with a unique piece by acclaimed artist DL Warfield to celebrate her part in the legacy of Hip-Hop alongside BMI executives Reggie Stewart, Catherine Brewton, Sandye Taylor and Mike Steinberg at The Greene Street Soirée held at Stella McCartney’s SoHo boutique in New York City on September 8, 2023.
*BMI supports its songwriters, composers and publishers by taking care of an important aspect of their careers – getting paid.
Lil’ Kim Talks Upcoming Memoir and New Music on The Drama Hour with Papoose
The Drama Hour with Papoose
The Queen Bee will be this week's guest on Papoose's SiriusXM radio show The Drama Hour - 9PM EST / 6PM PST - Friday Sep 15.
Papoose posted the following message on Instagram about Kim's upcoming appearance: "Mannnnnnnn y’all don’t even understand how much Iove I got for my sis Kim. 🗣️ BIG BROOKLYN Y’all don’t wanna miss this one."
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Fashion Designer Pays Homage to Lil Kim
The New York based fashion designer Lewis Beilharz payed homage to Lil' Kim's iconic music video Crush On You in his latest collection showcased at NYFW.
He wrote on social media:
"This collection was an avant-garde streetwear collection, celebrating art and giving particular homage to the blue print, and the original Queen Bee, Lil Kim. Love you and have a forever crush on you! Shall we proceed? (Working together?) Yes indeed!! ♥"
Lil' Kim's graces the cover of EBONY Magazine in celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop.
Fans have expressed mixed comments about the heavily edited cover on Twitter - Fans tweeted "Now Ebony knows they need their asses whooped. Why they got Kimberly looking like AI?” --- “The entire staff deserves JAIL” --- “This retouch is so bad, I thought it was AI. Somebody pls tell me it is. QUICKLY”
Royal Reign Walks the Runway at NYFW
Lil' Kim's daughter walked the runway at the 13th Annual Rookie USA Fashion Show for NYFW.
Lil' Kim Reacts to Drake's Custom Lil' Kim Jeans
Drake posted recently a picture of a pair of custom Lil' Kim jeans on Insta Stories, to which Kim responded:
"This is so fire! I love it! but hold up where's my mole fam? And whose legs are these?
Cause if these are my baebee's legs ♥ I hope he wears this to his next show"
Rap Pages Photo Shoot 1996
Rare Photo Shoot Picture
This rare photo shoot picture was used as a promo picture for Hot97 in 1997.
Image credit: lilkimvault @ Instagram - follow for exclusive & rare photos of the original Queen B and more.
Lil' Kim Attends Fat Joe's Birthday Party
Also in attendance were Mary J Blige, Remy Ma, Babyface, Stephanie Mills, Lola Milan, Jim Jones, Styles P and more.
Iconic items: Looking back at Lil’ Kim’s designer wigs
When the curators for the Baltimore Museum of Art’s The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century exhibition contacted celebrity hairstylist Dionne Alexander to ask if she wanted to display any of the now-iconic designer logo wigs she created for rapper Lil’ Kim, Alexander had no idea where the custom hair pieces were.
In 2001, Lil’ Kim was photographed in a teal wig with the double-C Chanel logo stenciled on top of its blunt-cut bangs for the cover of the now-defunct magazine Manhattan File. Similarly, Lil’ Kim wore a Versace logo in a blond wig when she attended the spring 2001 runway show in Milan.
“Kim would have kept those, as far as I know,” Alexander said. “But at the end of the day, that was 20 years ago.”
Alexander spent six months reimagining and re-creating the pieces for the exhibition. When she created the original pieces, it was a collaborative idea between Lil’ Kim and her stylist Misa Hylton.
“They wanted the logo,” Alexander said. “So I went to the art store. I traced the logo on the wigs.” She even used a black Sharpie so the Versace logo would appear more prominently on the blond synthetic hair. Back then, Alexander was constructing everything by hand. Wigs weren’t as fashionable as now, and no one wore lace front units.