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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