The Cape Town and Durban ZAR Fest concerts have been cancelled.
American hip-hop and R&B artists Ciara, Lil Kim and Fat Joe are in South Africa to perform at the events organized by controversial businessman Kenny Kunene.
Kunene said while the Friday concert at Johannesburg's Coca Cola Dome is still going ahead, he has pulled the plug on the two others.
“Before I’m an entertainer I’m a businessman. When we looked at the numbers in Cape Town and Durban as of yesterday end of business, we realized that there’s absolutely no way we are going to reach our target,” he said. (source: eyewitnessnews.co.za)
Posted on 31 May 2011 by LilKimZone
Lil Kim steals the show in Zimbabwe
(nehandaradio.com by Melody Gwenyambira) PLATINUM ALBUM holder and rapper Lil Kim, real name Kimberly Denise Jones, stole the show at the Zarfest’ Africa’s biggest hip hop night held on Saturday. Making her maiden stage appearance at the Borrowdale Race Course Lil Kim or “Queen Bee”, as she is affectionately called showed that she is a force to reckon with and even gave some male rappers a good run for their money.
Queen Bee took some time to salute the late Notorious B.I.G and both the male and female specie, “When I was in South Africa I saw a lot of good looking men. Now I am in Zimbabwe I am seeing a lot of handsome men. I love you Zimbabwe!” she screamed out. The pint sized emcee even invited some young locals onto the stage as a way of showing her appreciation,
“You know I am from Brooklyn, home of the greatest rappers. Now there is a song by my boy Jay Z and Alicia Keys about New York. The same song I am going to ask my friends to sing about Zimbabwe. A place where dreams are made and where lights inspire you,” Lil Kim continued. The fans who were all young adults joined Queen B and the Race Course exploded into, “Zimbabwe concrete jungle where dreams are made of. These streets will make you feel brand new.”
Backed by her Dee jay, two backing vocalists and two female dancers Lil Kim gave a mind blowing performance before and after fellow rappers Fat Joe and Ciara respectively. Her costume cannot go without mention. The military style red bolero was complimented by a military cap and a piece (or lingerie rather) that left men drooling.
Posted on 31 May 2011 by LilKimZone
Lil' Kim in South Africa and Zimbabwe to perform at Zarfest
South Africa Press Conference (iol.co.za) US superstar Lil Kim has been in SA for only 24 hours, but the voluptuous rapper is already planning to buy a house here.
She turned down opportunities to perform in Houston, the US and Puerto Rico so that she could make her way to South Africa.
And Kim is promising her South African fans the performance of a lifetime – she will be wearing the sexiest of sexy outfits on stage.
The rapper will be lighting up the African sky from Saturday night, joined by world famous producer Timbaland, Ciara, Phat Joe, and DJ Scratch for the first of four concerts starting in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The five were brought to South Africa by businessman Kenny Kunene and his partner Gayton McKenzie as part of the ZAR Fest.
The superstars will perform in Cape Town at the International Convention Centre on June 2 and Joburg’s CocaCola Dome on June 3 before ending their tour in Durban on June 4 at the Moses Mabhida stadium.
Havoc of Mobb Deep revealed to hardknock.tv that you can expect them collaborate with Lil' Kim on their upcoming album.
He talks about Kim @ 5.05
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LilKimZone
Kim on Monica's First Single off ‘New Life’
"Last night during her set at the LBLGP event in Long Beach, Monica announced that her lead single will be surfacing in July and feature female emcees Missy Elliott and Lil Kim. Monica is really excited about the material she has recorded for ‘New Life’ and can’t wait to share it with her FANmily."