Kim Gets Emotional About Janet Jackson

Lil Kim made sure to give Janet Jackson all her flowers and then some when she filled in for Ludacris on one of the legendary singer’s recent Together Again tour stops.

The Queen Bee performed at the Allentown, Pennsylvania stop on Thursday (May 18) – where she paid homage to Michael Jackson during her set. Afterward, Kim joined Janet backstage where she was moved to tears as she excitedly expressed her love for the “Rhythm Nation” star.

“She needs to know this,” Lil Kim began. “First of all, I have to start from the beginning. Michael was my favorite, my number one. And then when Janet came, I said, ‘Oh hell no? You mean to tell me there’s a girl Michael?!'”

She continued: “When I tell you I was just in love from the moment I saw her. I always felt like we looked alike. I always felt we have the same energy. She just gets it. Superstar, talented, just everything! Beauty. And she always represented. And I’ma tell y’all right now — she is so pulled up, so graceful. But you know she can [fight]. That’s her secret. Don’t tell nobody! She be getting with it. She is with it. So I love it.

“She represented me, a hood girl! I’m from the hood. I knew I could rap, but I was like, I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to be the normal rapper. I love MC Lyte, I love Salt-N-Pepa, I love Queen Latifah – but I was like, ‘I want to do something different! I want to be a rap Janet Jackson.’ (


Lil Kim Perfoms in Detroit

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Crush On You
Queen B****
Queen B**** over GloRilla FNF beat


XXL Magazine : Legends : Lil' Kim

The Queen Bee graces this months XXL's Legends Cover, a digital series celebrating Hip Hop's most impactful artists.

Change The Game

Believe it or not, Lil’ Kim is shy. She doesn’t like to talk about her accomplishments. She has no desire to brag even though there’s a lot she could brag about. So, on this late April afternoon at a photo studio in lower Manhattan, Kim doesn’t know what to say during an interview, despite being one of the most famous rappers of all time. Kimberly “Lil’ Kim” Jones is a trendsetter. An influencer. A force. A queen. An icon. And she’s been doing it for almost three decades.

The Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn native first came onto the hip-hop scene as the lone female member of The Notorious B.I.G.’s rap crew Junior M.A.F.I.A. The group’s album Conspiracy dropped in 1994, and featured the hit singles “Players Anthem,” “Get Money” and “I Need You Tonight,” all of which prominently showcased Kim’s lyrical talent. With increasing popularity and the guidance of Biggie and Puff Daddy, Kim put out her two-times platinum debut album, Hard Core, in 1996, led by the smash hits “Crush On You,” “No Time” and “Not Tonight (Ladies Night).” The success of Hard Core etched Kim’s name into hip-hop history.

Over the next almost three decades, Lil’ Kim put out four more albums (The Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia, The Naked Truth and 9), several mixtapes and hit songs (“Lighters Up,” “The Jump-Off,” “Whoa”) and collaborated with some of the most prominent artists in music including Christiana Aguilera, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Phil Collins, Missy Elliott and many more. Kim’s bold attitude and brazen lyrics helped the hip-hop queen kick in the door for all the lady MCs who have followed in her path. Her accomplishments and continued dedication to hip-hop as a leader and supporter of new talent has kept Kim, 48, in the forefront of the culture. In honor of 50 years of hip-hop and her almost 30 years in the game, Kim sat with XXL to talk a bit about her journey.

CLICK HERE to read the full interview.


(UPDATED) Lil' Kim Performs in Germany and New Jersey

Joy Denalane & Max Herre Soundsystem Show in Munich, Germany - May 13

Instagram Clips:

Kimnotyze --- Kim's first performance of the song.
Quiet Storm
Get Money
It's All About The Benjamins

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DJ Cassidy - Pass The Mic Live! at the Prudential Center in New Jersey - May 12 - Sold Out!

Instagram Clips:

It's All About The Benjamins
Quiet Storm
Crush On You


Lil' Kim Performs at Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas

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No Time
Dance intro
Lady Marmalade with Christina Aguilera
Magic Stick
Dance pose
Get Money


Lil Kim Meet and Greet at Planet 13

Lil' Kim held a special meet and greet with fans at the launch of her brand Aphrodisiak at Planet 13 on May 5 in Las Vegas.

Instagram Clips: Lil Kim chats with fans at meet & greet
Kim signing autographs
Kim hugging a fan

"We're thrilled to be working with legendary artist Lil' Kim and her female entrepreneur partners on launching Aphrodisiak at Planet 13," said David Farris, Planet 13 VP of Sales & Marketing.


Bonus: Lil' Kim shared pictures from her visit to Spotify on her Instagram page.


Lil Kim Meet and Greet

Meet Lil' Kim at the exclusive launch of her brand Aphrodisiak at Planet 13 in Las Vegas on May 5 - 4PM to 6PM.

"We're thrilled to be working with legendary artist Lil' Kim and her female entrepreneur partners on launching Aphrodisiak at Planet 13," said David Farris, Planet 13 VP of Sales & Marketing.


Lil Kim Joins Janet Jackson's Together Again Tour on May 18

The Queen Bee will be a special guest on the May 18 date of the Together Again Tour in Allentown, PA.

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Swizz Beatz Hints At Possible Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj Verzuz

Swizz Beatz is leaving hope alive for a possible Verzuz battle between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj.

The Verzuz co-founder appeared on The Breakfast Club for an interview on Wednesday morning (April 26), where co-host DJ Envy asked if the idea of a battle between the two former enemies was still on the table – and while he didn’t confirm, he also didn’t deny.

“I can’t say, I can’t say,” Swizz said.

When Envy clarified, “So there’s still a possibility?” Swizz kept the same energy. “Yeah, I can’t say. I can’t say. But just know if you’re going to wait this long for Verzuz – if we gone have you wait this long – it’s definitely going to be worth it.”