Lil’ Kim

Nov
3
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Lil’ Kim at Powerhouse

Kendrick Lamar and Lil' Kim

King Kendrick held court with rap royalty during his headlining set at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse in Brooklyn last night. The Compton MC brought out Brooklyn’s own Lil’ Kim at the Barclays Center.

“This is the home of Notorious B.I.G., right?” Kendrick told the crowd. “It’s only right that I bring somebody up here that was influential in this motherfu**ing game and still is. A female, by the way.”

“Where Brooklyn at?” asked the Queen Bee as she stormed the stage in all black, performing her verse on Junior Mafia’s 1995 hit “Get Money” with some help from Kendrick.

They high-fived as she continued with “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

“Everybody make some noise for the motherfu**ing queen,” said K-Dot as he bowed to her.

Kim was also supposed to hit the stage with K. Michelle, but things didn’t work out as planned. “We was supposed to rock the stage together tonight but due to technical difficulties it didn’t happen. It’s cool she held me down!” said the “V.S.O.P.” singer.

Watch K-Dot bumble with the Bee in Brooklyn.

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Nov
2
Video: Lil’ Kim – ‘Looks Like Money’

Lil' Kim

After dropping her mixtape single “Dead Gal Walking” on Halloween, Lil’ Kim rolls out the long-awaited visuals for “Looks Like Money,” which she previewed in July.

The Queen Bee celebrates the good life while toasting in the backseat of a Maybach, and does the money dance in front of her exotic cars.

The clip is also comprised of footage of her on stage at Summer Jam, having dinner with Lil Mama and her protégée Tiffany Foxx, and riding through Brooklyn on the back of a bike.

Her mixtape Hard Core 2K13 was originally scheduled to arrive on Halloween, but has been delayed until Black Friday, Nov. 29.

Watch Kimmy get money in the showy video.

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Oct
31
New Music: Lil’ Kim – ‘Dead Gal Walking’

Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim celebrates Halloween by delivering the first single off her upcoming mixtape Hard Core 2K13. The Queen Bee takes it to the streets on the gritty, dancehall-flavored record.

“We live by the gun, die by the gun/ So please don’t you trouble we/ I let a lot of the bullshit slide/ Cross the queen and you get buried alive,” she raps in a Jamaican patois.

She explained the message behind the song. “It’s a very strong, serious record, but at the same time, feel-good,” Kim told MTV News. “There’s a lot of things that can turn you into a dead girl or a dead man walking and nobody wants to be that. So, I guess my message is ‘Don’t become a dead girl or dead man walking. Live your life right.’”

Hard Core 2K13 drops on Nov. 29 aka Black Friday.

Come and get some of Kim’s tricks and treats.

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Oct
31
Miley Cyrus Dresses as Lil’ Kim for Halloween

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus upstaged the VMAs with her raunchy performance and for Halloween, she paid homage to another VMA show-stopper. The “Wrecking Ball” singer dressed as Lil’ Kim from her infamous appearance at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.

She rocked a purple wig and sparkly purple jumpsuit, just like the rap diva. And to complete the look, she exposed her left breast, covering it with only a pastie. The only thing missing was Diana Ross to jiggle her boob.

“Happy Halloween @LilKim,” tweeted Miley.

Lil’ Kim gave the costume her nod of approval. “Awwww. Look at my baby @mileycyrus tonight!!! Looking GORGEOUS!!! I wish I was there to squeeze your boob :) :) Love U so much !!!! #mytwin,” she tweeted.

Miley showed off the racy getup at Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose’s pre-Halloween house party, which was also attended by Christina Milian.

How does Miley’s outfit stack up to Kim’s? Get another glimpse below.

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Oct
30
Lil’ Kim Delays ‘Hard Core 2K13′ Mixtape to Black Friday

Hard Core 2K13

Hard Core Halloween has been postponed. Lil’ Kim has pushed back the release of her mixtape until next month.

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Oct
9
Lil’ Kim and Tiffany Foxx Talk BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Tiffany Foxx and Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim co-signed Tiffany Foxx and now she sits down with her protégée to discuss their relationship, collaborating, and spitting bars on set of their BET Hip Hop Awards cypher.

“She really builds up my courage and lets me know, ‘You know what, Tiffany, you got this,’” said the St. Louis femcee. “She’s definitely taught me thick skin, taught me this industry like a crash course, so it’s been a blessing.”

Kim praised the blonde rapstress, who is signed to her label International Rock Star Records. “She just has the overall package. I look for everything. She’s gorgeous, she freakin’ raps her ass of, she’s just so dope. And she’s a hustler,” said the Queen Bee.

When it was time to spit her verse, Tiffany admitted to getting nervous. “It hits me sometimes, I’m not gon’ front, that I’m straight rocking with Kim,” she said.

See the ladies rip the mic when the BET Hip Hop Awards airs on Oct. 15.

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Sep
12
Rap-Up TV: Eve Talks Next Album, Nicki Minaj Lyric, & Love for Lil’ Kim

Eve is currently traveling across the country on her first tour in over a decade. Rap-Up TV caught up with the hip-hop icon before she hit the stage at The Roxy in L.A. last week. She chatted about her next album, working with Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott, and Nicki Minaj’s lyric on “I Be On Dat.”

While she’s enjoying the positive feedback she’s received from her latest album Lip Lock, she’s already thinking about her next project.

“I am happy that this album is so different ’cause now I can do what I want,” said Eve, who stars in the post-apocalyptic thriller Bounty Killer. “I’m ready to get back in the studio.”

She has developed a friendship with Lil’ Kim and wants to work with her more. “I love Kim. I’ve always been a Kim fan since I was in high school. I was smoking a lot of blunts listening to Kim. I would love to get with her on another record.”

Nicki Minaj raised some eyebrows when she rapped about Eve on Meek Mill’s “I Be On Dat” (“It’s a Ruff ride, E-V-E”). So how did Eve react to the verse?

“I think it’s cool. As long as it’s not derogatory, I’m fine with it. I fucks with her,” she said. “As long as we keep it in peace, it’s fine.”

She also issued a message to those who try to pit them against one another: “It needs to stop, seriously.”

Plus, find out what she thinks of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and up-and-coming femcee Angel Haze.

Eve’s “Lip Lock” tour continues tonight at New York’s Gramercy Theatre before wrapping on Friday at Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.