Lil' Kim to Perform at Juneteenth Celebration in Dallas
The June 19 celebration recognizes the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. and the oldest holiday that marks the day troops arrived in Galveston, Texas back in 1865, to ensure all slaves be freed. That moment happened two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Businesses like Pan African Connection Book Store and Art Gallery in Oak Cliff already have Juneteenth T-shirts and educational materials for sale.
In Dallas, the organization Dallas Southern Pride is announcing its line-up for "Juneteenth Unity Weekend."
It is now vital, more than ever, to unite as a collective Black community, said Kirk Myers, president of Southern Dallas Pride.
The group is partnering with the City of Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks and other agencies on a 4-day inclusive celebration from June 17-20.
The entertainment lineup will include artists like Lil' Kim, Rick Ross, Young M.A and DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu.
Lil' Kim Gets Writing Credit on Nicki Minaj's New Single
Lil Kim has a writing credit on Nicki Minaj's new single "Seeing Green" featuring Drake and Lil Wayne.
Drake uses Kim's famous line "Who you huggin', who you wanna be lovin'?" from her collabo with Mary J Blige.
Posted on 15 May 2021 by LilKimZone
Lil' Kim's Memoir Was Today's Top Story on the Wendy Williams Show
Posted on 29 Apr 2021 by LilKimZone
The Queen Bee Memoir
Lil' Kim the "Original Queen Bee" is reclaiming her throne with her upcoming memoir.
On Wednesday, the rapper announced exclusively with PEOPLE that her book, The Queen Bee, with Kathy Iandoli, will be published by Hachette Books on Nov. 2.
"I'm excited to finally get to tell my story after all this time," Lil' Kim, 46, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "Many people have thought they knew the story of Lil' Kim, but they have no idea."
Born Kimberly Denise Jones, Lil' Kim grew up in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and spent her teenage years rapping with the Notorious B.I.G., who later became her lover. She was the only woman in the iconic artist's rap collective, Junior M.A.F.I.A., before she made a name for herself as a solo rapper. Her double-platinum album Hard Core dropped in 1996. Since then, the Grammy-award winner has sold millions of records and continues to be a cultural force.
The Queen Bee details Lil' Kim's nearly 30-year career and the challenges she's met head on. Now, she's finally opening up about it all.
"Lil' Kim not only blazed trails for women in hip-hop, but also inspired the careers of those who followed," reads the book's press release. "However, life at the top hasn't been easy, either. Lil' Kim also talks about the hiddden moments of her reign: her complicated high-profile relationships, the misogynistic industry she fought to change through sex positivity, the challenging double standards of self-image and beauty in the spotlight, and the momentous act of loyalty that ultimately landed her in prison."