Shortly before taking the stage at Busta Rhymes’ “Hot for the Holidays” show in New Jersey last weekend, Lil’ Kim sat down for a brief chat with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Nessa to give an update on a handful of topics. The Queen Bee, who came out as a surprise guest to perform with Mary J. Blige and Puff Daddy, explained that she’s working on a new album that she plans to release in 2016, chatted about motherhood and the upcoming holidays, and gave her opinion on Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.
On the holidays: “I love Christmas. But this Christmas is going to be more special because my daughter is 17 months now. She’s going to be able to understand and enjoy Christmas this year. Last year, she was a baby. She’s a little person, so I can’t wait to see her go crazy and go ‘ooh.'”
On if her daughter knows what she does for a living: “No. And she don’t care.”
On future plans for music: “I’m working on a new album for next year. I put up a post not too long ago, I was at my old record label, so maybe. I’ve got a couple tours that I’m going to be a part of.”
On voting for Hillary Clinton: “I think I’m gonna run. I’m just jokin’. I could never. But you know what? We had a black president for the first time in history and Obama, I think he’s great. I think he dealt with pressures accordingly. They can say whatever they want but until you’re in that White House chair, you don’t have anything to say, you don’t know what goes on politically. But I root for Hillary just because I admire her courage, her bravery. Is she going to be great for that position? Who knows, we’ll see. It would be awesome because I’d have someone new to look up to because I’m a woman, so I know how upset I get. At the end of the day, I get emotional. If I could blow up my boyfriend when he makes me mad, I’m gonna be like, oh really?”