Lil’ Kim

Sep
29
Lil’ Kim Sounds Off on Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Lil' Kim

“The Breakfast Club” was all abuzz when Lil’ Kim returned to the show on Monday for the first time since becoming a mom. But motherhood hasn’t made her any less hard core.

During the nearly hour-long interview, the Queen Bee talked about her “fantastic, gorgeous, beautiful” daughter Royal Reign and her relationship with the Notorious B.I.G. When asked about a possible Junior M.A.F.I.A. reunion, she laughed.

Kim recently had a fallout with K. Michelle and denied that the “Love & Hip Hop” star is the godmother of her daughter.

Of course, Charlamagne asked about her rival Nicki Minaj. Kim blames Nicki for reigniting the beef with her verse on Beyoncé’s “Flawless,” on which Nicki raps, “The queen of rap slaying with Queen Bey.”

“She took the first shots. It’s always been like that,” said Kim. “She’s been throwing shots and still throwing shots.”

Kim is working on a collaboration with Iggy Azalea and T.I. and has recorded a verse for Miley Cyrus. “I love her. That’s my baby,” she said of the pop star.

Kim’s manager Big Fendi, who was instrumental in Nicki’s career, also chimed in, calling Nicki a “groupie” and called Nicki’s right-hand man Safaree “the little gay guy.”

“Nicki offered me $15k for starting her career,” said Fendi.

Plus, hear what she had to say about Diddy, her ex-boyfriend Maino, and her new album, which she plans to drop at the end of 2014 or in early 2015.

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Sep
28
Lil’ Kim Joins Fabolous at New York Show

Lil' Kim

Motherhood hasn’t slowed down Lil’ Kim. In the four months since giving birth to her daughter Royal Reign, the Queen Bee has released a mixtape, performed at Barclays Center, and even come at Nicki Minaj.

On Saturday night, Kimmy Blanco joined Fabolous during his “Soul Tape 3″ concert at B.B. King’s in New York. The Brooklyn rapper treated the hometown crowd to hits including “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Big Momma Thang.”

Fab performed his 2013 mixtape in its entirety and also brought out fellow Brooklynites Bobby Shmurda and Red Café.

Watch them rep the BK below.

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Sep
21
Lil’ Kim Performs at The Source360 Concert

Lil' Kim

Three months after giving birth to her daughter Royal Reign, Lil’ Kim returned to Brooklyn for a special performance at The Source360 celebration concert on Saturday night. Following a montage of photos including her new Hard Core 2K14 mixtape cover, the Queen Bee stormed the stage at Barclays Center with her 2011 mixtape title track “Black Friday.”

The rap icon served up a medley of her biggest hits including “Big Momma Thang,” “It’s All About the Benjamins,” “Get Money,” and “Magic Stick,” and brought out Havoc of Mobb Deep for the remix to “Quiet Storm.”

She capped off her set with her remix to fellow Brooklynite Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a,” and busted out a mean Shmurda Dance.

“BROOKLYN!!!! Thank U for the love,” tweeted Kim. “Had to come thru and murder the stage last night to represent for my borough.”

A reunited Wu-Tang Clan also hit the stage, along with The Diplomats, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Curren$y, and Dom Kennedy.

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Sep
18
K. Michelle Blasts Lil’ Kim and Elle Varner on ‘The Breakfast Club’

K. Michelle

Fresh off the release of her new single “Love ‘Em All,” K. Michelle returned to “The Breakfast Club” on Thursday. While sipping a mimosa, the unfiltered star of VH1′s upcoming show “My Life” lashed out at her former friends Elle Varner and Lil’ Kim, and opened up about her love life.

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Sep
11
New Mixtape: Lil’ Kim – ‘Hard Core 2K14’

Hard Core Mixtape

The wait is over. After a few delays, Lil’ Kim drops her long-awaited mixtape Hard Core 2K14.

The follow-up to 2011′s Black Friday includes 12 original songs, with appearances from French Montana, Yo Gotti, Cassidy, and Jadakiss.

“I don’t feel the need to change up my style or change the things that I used to rap about,” Kim told REVOLT. “This tape I tried to give a mixture of everything because that’s just who I am.”

Hear the Queen Bee sting.

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Sep
11
New Music: Lil’ Kim f/ Jadakiss & Notorious B.I.G. – ‘Real Sick’

Lil' KIm and DJ KaySlay

Lil’ Kim will finally drop her Hard Core mixtape at 9:11 p.m. EST tonight. In advance of the release, the new mom stopped by DJ KaySlay’s SiriusXM show to debut an original song called “Real Sick” featuring Jadakiss. Over a sample of Puff Daddy and Biggie’s “Victory,” the Brooklyn MC spits some ill rhymes.

“Lil’ Kim, the one they all love and hate / The queen’s back bitches, regurgitate / I got these hos real sick like a stomach ache,” she raps.

During her visit to KaySlay’s show, Kim also dished about her new project and meeting Prince, who called her the “modern day Cleopatra.”

Listen to the song and interview below.

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Sep
9
Lil’ Kim Unveils ‘Hard Core’ Mixtape Cover

Hard Core Mixtape

Lil’ Kim has revealed the cover art for her long-awaited mixtape Hard Core. The illustrated artwork, which was inspired by her 1996 debut of the same name, shows a black panther dripping in diamonds with a portrait of Kim hanging above the fireplace.

Originally announced in July 2013, the project has experienced several delays since its Halloween 2013 release date.

In the past month, Kim has been warming up with remixes to Beyoncé’s “Flawless,” Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a,” Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone,” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” plus her Nicki Minaj diss track “Identity Theft.”

The mixtape, her first since 2011′s Black Friday, drops on September 11 at 9:11 p.m.

What do you think of Kim’s cover art? Weigh in below.