Let me say it for the record: I'm proud of Lil' Kim. When the woman who introduced herself to the world in a leopard spotted bikini, posing crotch-first for the camera, releases an album titled The Naked Truthyou have to be afraid of what she'll do to top herself or un-top herself, as the case may be. I'm proud of Lil' Kimberly Jones for resisting the temptation to overdo it on the album cover.
Lil' Kim - The Naked Truth. A mixed bag from rap's flamboyantly outrageous sex kitten. Updated: 18 May pm.
Jul She was convicted of perjury and conspiracy when it was found out that she lied to a federal grand jury about knowing the whereabouts of the involved suspects during a shooting that took place outside the Hot 97 studios in Video footage would be the incriminating evidence that gave her a year and a day in the slammer.
The line between Lil' Kim's personal life and public persona has always been thin, but on her latest album, The Naked Truth, it disappears entirely. A veritable State Of Lil' Kim Address, it deals with the circumstances that led to her prison sentence with visceral outrage and single-minded purpose. So how is rap's most shameless exhibitionist, emotional and otherwise, feeling these days?
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Younger hip-hop fans may consider Nicki Minaj to be the queen of rap, but to those in the know, that title once belonged to Lil' Kim -- and with good reason. Emerging on the scene inas the token female in the Notorious B. Her solo career has been a success story, with multiple platinum-selling albums and a long-running list of memorable moments that remain ingrained in tenured rap fans' heads.
NEW YORK - When Lil' Kim contemplates the yearlong prison stretch she's staring down - it will commence tomorrow - she doesn't admit to worrying about the danger of other inmates. Or the depression over confinement. Or the revulsion over the prospect of some really bad meals. Instead, she complains, "It's so frustrating that I won't be able to promote my album.
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There's no boudoir photography, no exposed belly or freed boobs; nothing but her face and the explicit lyrics warning, of course. On the other hand, one viewing of the "How Many Licks? As most everyone knows, Kim is currently serving a year and a day bid for perjury and conspiracy in a widely publicized case, which involves standing by men not worth sticking up for. There's a whole mess of contradictions at work here that would be impossible tease out in a record review-- not the least of which being the trope of staying true to your crew vs.