As America reflects on the tragic events of 9/11, Lil Kim is hoping to give her “Killer Bees” a pick me up in the form of her “Hard Core” mixtape. Below the Queen Bee dishes to BOSSIP about her “sexy” new project, recent talks with her “family” Diddy and her precious baby girl Royal Reign.
Why did you decide to drop your mixtape on 9/11? It’s a very historic, memorable day. Not only will we be celebrating the release of my “Hard Core” mixtape but we will also be remembering life today. When my fans think of my mixtape they’ll also have something else to think about in a good way, it’ll be kind of like paying our respects to the families. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t a very happy day but sometimes when there’s a catastrophe that goes down like 9/11 and years have passed, a lot of times you want to make people smile on that date because it’s hard to make people who’ve been affected smile. There may be a fan of mine whose been affected personally by 9/11 and who may say; ‘I’m going to get Kim’s CD to at least make me smile today.’
What can fans expect from the mixtape; lyricism like on the original “Hardcore” album? I think it’s definitely the heavy lyricism that my fans are used to. You know it’s always sexual with me, I can’t help it. That’s always gonna be a part of my music because I’m sexy at least that’s what they tell me. You can never fully recreate that moment because “Hardcore” was a classic. You can’t really create a classic no matter how hard you try.
How would you describe Lil Kim fans who go to war for you? They’re the Killer Bee hive.
And why do you think they’re so loyal? Because I’m loyal to them, I don’t cheat on them, they don’t cheat on me. I love them wholeheartedly, I love them dearly. Through thick and then they’ve been there and they ain’t going nowhere. I appreciate that and they feel like they know me like they sleep at my house. They cuss me out like a sister, they love me like a mother and it’s a beautiful thing to have the fans that I have.
We recently saw a picture of you and Diddy on Twitter and it started a rumor that he was once again stepping up to be your manager… It’s funny cause technically Diddy and I are really like family whether we’re seeing eye to eye or not. We’re probably always going to have business together. We’re definitely in talks and discussions about business.
How is motherhood? How is Royal Reign? It’s the most rewarding thing out of all this. If I had to go through all of this s** just to get to motherhood and have a child I wouldn’t want to take another route. Just to have this beautiful baby, that’s my beautiful daughter. It’s the most amazing gift that God could ever give me. It’s wonderful.
Why should people download your “Hard Core” mixtape? It’s good music that’s just all I can say. They’ll love the experience of the evolved reinvention of Kim.