Lil Kim Says Teyana Taylor Could Play Her In A Biopic
(Essence) We’ve entered an era where Black women are finally getting their flowers and that extends to women in Hip-Hop. From Roxanne Roxanne on Netflix to Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, Salt-N-Pepa, the stories of women in rap are taking front and center, and rightfully so.
Of course, you can’t talk about influential women in rap without mentioning the Queen Bee. And Lil Kim told us she might be next in line for her own biographical drama.
“I have a secret but I can’t you,” Kim says coyly during an interview for season two of the BET+ series American Gangster: Trap Queens which she narrates. “It’s dealing with me and my life a little bit, kinda.”
While most celebrities aim for big-name actresses to tell their story, Kim is leaning toward an unknown thespian to depict her. “It can only be a girl that’s from the hood that I’m from,” the Bed-Stuy native says before dropping her celebrity pick. “I love Teyana, she’s my only other thought. There’s nobody else in the industry at all but Teyana. But, even before Teyana — I love Teyana, but she’s from Harlem –before Teyana, I would love to give some little girls from Brooklyn a chance so I can connect. Really connect.”
Though she can’t share exact details of the project, the Hardcore rapper says she sees her story being told in documentary and biopic form. “I want people to know the real Kim. All the stories that everybody else tells, chile, don’t listen to it.”
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Posted on 21 Jan 2021 by LilKimZone
People Magazine Interview
Kimberly Denise Jones, a.k.a. Lil Kim, is often credited as one of the most iconic rappers of all time after she single-handedly broke the glass ceiling for a new style of women in the hip-hop industry.
In season two of American Gangster: Trap Queens on BET+, Lil' Kim tells the stories of women who worked tirelessly to overcome their life's struggles — much like the star. Abandoned by her father at just 13 years old, Lil' Kim, 46, tells PEOPLE how she powered through a difficult childhood as well as mentally and physically abusive relationships to become the trailblazer she is today. The hitmaker also opens up about her longtime love and collaborator, the late Biggie Smalls, and tells PEOPLE the hilarious story behind the unforgettable lavender outfit she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards.
"A lot of these girls' stories are so similar to mine," she tells PEOPLE. "I wanted to come home and my dad was like, 'Oh no, you ran away? Stay your ass in the street.' I was doing some of those same things at a very young age. My life was that way anyway, so I was having fun, but it was dangerous."
ET’s Nischelle Turner spoke with Lil’ Kim about ‘American Gangster: Trap Queens,’ which she narrates, available now on BET+. The iconic rapper also opened up about her daughter Royal loving TikTok dances, and what she would do if Royal wanted to enter the music industry like her famous mother. Kim reveals she is working on new music, but isn’t sure how personal she wants it to be, claiming sometimes she wants to ‘erase it and throw it out.’ She also reacts to ET Vault footage from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards with P!nk and Christina Aguilera, and revealed the only advice she would give herself back then was that she did everything ‘perfect.’
Posted on 18 Jan 2021 by LilKimZone
Lil Kim is Eligible to be Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
This year, Lil' Kim is eligible for the first time to be inducted into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
...Narrating the series is rapper Lil Kim whom we got a chance to speak to about her personal connection to the series and how it will impact viewers.
“I speak about Brandi a lot,” Kim said, referring to Brandi Davis, one of the women featured this season who was known as a “Motor City drug boss” as a result of her ties to the Black Mafia Family and El Chapo. “I feel like we might’ve been in the same room a few times around the whole BMF movement and all of that stuff. I knew the guys so it’s, like, she probably was in the room with us a couple times.”