Lil' Kim's N.J. Mansion is About to be Auctioned Off
The house of rap legend Lil' Kim, which went into foreclosure last summer, will soon be on the auction block.
According to Auction.com, Lil' Kim's 6,026-square-foot Alpine home will be auctioned off at the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office on May 11. The starting bid is a mere $100.
Lil' Kim, whose legal name is Kimberly Jones, bought the contemporary home, which is located on two acres, for $2.3 million in 2002, according to property records.
According to previous reporting by NJ Advance Media, HSBC Bank first started foreclosure proceedings against the rapper in 2010, and records show that Lil' Kim and the bank had been in mediation since 2015, but a judged ruled in May 2017 that she was in default, meaning the house would be foreclosed and eventually auctioned.
According to public records, the home was last assessed at a little over $3 million. Property taxes for the home were $23,247 in 2017.
While Lil' Kim is a Brooklyn native, she has spent much of her time in the Garden State, bouncing around various Bergen County municipalities.
She first arrived here when she moved into a Teaneck condo with her former boyfriend, Christopher Wallace, more commonly known as Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls. Besides Alpine and Teaneck, Lil' Kim has also lived in Englewood. (nj.com)