Lil’ Kim to Join ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Lil’ Kim is hanging up the mic for now and putting on her dancing shoes. The female rapper, 33, will appear on the eighth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Other contestants set to join the Queen Bee on the hit show include singer Jewel, Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, “Access Hollywood” co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, actress Denise Richards, former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor, comedian David Alan Grier, and “Jackass” star Steve-O.

“We’ve gone for some unpredictable people,” says executive producer Conrad Green.

Master P, Toni Braxton, Mel B, and Mario are among the alumni of TV’s No. 2-ranked series.

The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres March 9.