Big Sean and Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim Compliment Leaves Big Sean ‘Speechless’

Big Sean has made waves over the past few years, burning up the Internet with his mixtapes ahead of his Def Jam debut Finally Famous. But with co-signs from Kanye West and Travis Barker, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper has found a fan in Lil’ Kim, who revealed that she keeps him in rotation and considers him “hot.”

So how does Sean feel about having the Queen Bee’s blessing? “Word? Damn, she said that? Shit. That’s crazy. Nobody ever told me that,” an awestruck Sean told “She’s definitely a legend in my eyes. I came up on the Bad Boy era with Biggie and Ma$e and her. I would definitely love to work with her and she’s the shit, man. That’s crazy. I’m speechless, for real.”

In his free time, the 22-year-old MC enjoys listening to old school hip-hop from Biggie and the shiny suit era. “I’m really listening to a lot of older stuff too like Notorious B.I.G., that whole Bad Boy shit and ‘Pac,” he continued, getting lost in Kim’s compliment. “That’s so fucking dope, that Lil’ Kim shit. You’ve got to get me her contact so I can call her.”

Though a collaboration with Kimmy Blanco may be down the road, Sean is currently prepping the release of Finally Famous for May 3. He shot the TAJ-directed video for his first single “My Last” featuring Chris Brown in Los Angeles this week.

–Steven J. Horowitz