Lil’ Kim (KIM WEST), better known by her stage name Lil’ Kim, is an American rapper and songwriter who has released several albums. She was born and reared in Brooklyn, New York, where she spent much of her childhood on the streets after being thrown out of home.
When she was 14 years old, Jones began freestyling, heavily inspired by other female hip-hop artists such as MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. In 1994, fellow rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who had discovered her, invited her to join his rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Lil’ Kim’s debut studio album, Hard Core (1996), was certified double platinum by the RIAA, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and includes three hit singles: “No Time,” “Not Tonight (Ladies Night)” , and “Crush on You.” Her subsequent albums The Notorious K.I.M.
In 2001, she was featured on the single “Lady Marmalade,” which became a number-one hit in the United States. She collaborated with Mýa, Pink, and Christina Aguilera on it.
The original version earned the band two MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Rock Video and an MTV Europe Award for Best Special Effects in 1997. The 2004 remake won two MTV Video Music Awards, including One for Your Soul by Linkin Park. It also received a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in 2002.
In 2005, she was sentenced to a year in jail for lying to a jury about her friends’ involvement in a shooting four years before. Her fourth album, The Naked Truth, was released while she was incarcerated, with critics praising its quality. She resurfaced in 2009 on Dancing with the Stars as a judge.
Lil’ Kim has sold over 15 million albums and 30 million singles throughout her career. Her tracks “No Time,” “Big Momma Thang,” and “Ladies Night” were included on Complex Magazine’s list of the 50 Best Rap Songs By Women.
Lil’ Kim was ranked number 45 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012, which is the highest ranking for a solo female hip-hop artist. Lil’ Kim has been dubbed “the fiercest, most provocative, and most notorious female rapper” by AllMusic, and she’s one of the top 50 greatest MCs.
She is regarded as both a style icon and a risk-taker in the world of fashion, having influenced many musicians. She has been referred to as the “Queen of Rap” and “Hip-Hop Goddess” by critics. She’s also known for her flamboyant and expensive tastes in clothing, which have inspired other artists.
Lil’ Kim Age
Lil Kim fans may believe that Lil’ Kim is older than she claims because of her and the rapper’s decades-long fame.
According to Famous Births Deaths, Lil’ Kim is 45 years old. Kimberly Denise Jones was born on July 11, 1974, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Lil is currently 45 years old.
Lil Kim Husband
Jones began dating Shawn Powell when she was about 14 years old. The pair met at the Empire Roller Skating rink in Brooklyn and got together after a few weeks.
Powell was convicted of robbery and sentenced to eight and a half years in prison, after seeing each other for a few months. While incarcerated, Jones continued his relationship with Powell by visiting frequently and writing letters to each other. The pair also became engaged while he was in jail.
The pair eventually got engaged after their meeting, but the engagement was called off and the couple split when Jones began focusing on her rap career. After meeting Wallace, Jones had a brief but intense relationship with him until his death in 1997.
On July 23, 1996, Jones was arrested for marijuana possession after police burst into the Wallace home in Teaneck, New Jersey. The arrest followed when cops detected marijuana while investigating a vehicle that had been parked illegally. Jones said she was not smoking because she had been “upstairs all day sleeping” and denied any involvement with drugs.
Jones was pregnant with Wallace’s kid in the same year she recorded her debut album. Jones never revealed it until 1999, when she mentioned it during an interview with The Source.
After Jermaine Dupri alleged that he had seen Wallace pull a pistol on Jones in 2017, she stated their relationship was “quite violent.” She claimed he was abusive and once strangled her until she passed out.
After Jones failed to appear at court dates resulting from her 1996 arrest on March 17, 1999, police issued an arrest warrant. The warrant was not a major priority for cops and wasn’t released until September 2003, when the affair was first published on the Internet by The Smoking Gun. Jones was taken off the wanted list in October 2003, after $350 in bail was posted on her behalf. Jones’ attorney stated that she did not appear in court since she thought the matter had been settled.
In 2002, Jones began dating Damion “World” Hardy, with the relationship ending in 2003. Jones was a victim of severe physical abuse during this period. She also said that she had to undergo several nose operations as a result of being struck in the face.
On June 20, 2003, while checking into a flight at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jones had $250,000 in jewelry stolen from her when a bag she planned to carry on was mixed up with eight other pieces of luggage.
Royal Reign(Lil’ Kim Daughter)
On July 1, 2003, ten days after the heist, a United Airlines employee discovered the jewelry in a rag wrapped up in a locker room for airline personnel. John Acheson was charged with attempting to demand $25,000 from Jones in exchange for her stolen goods on July 1, 2003.
On June 23, shortly after calling Darryl Acheson’s lawyer Mel Sachs to report that he had the jewelry and agreed to exchange it for an initial $5,000 and a bonus of $20,000 at a later date, Jones’ attorney Mel Sachs called Acheson. Acheson was charged with attempted grand larceny.
In 2004, Acheson was sentenced to five days in jail and a $500 fine after pleading guilty to a minor misdemeanor of attempted grand larceny. In 2004, Jones had a relationship with record producer Scott Storch. When Storch offered Jones a ride to her hotel, the two met.
The pair lived together for only two months before calling it quits. Storch stated in 2013 that he would have married Jones if the relationship had worked out. In 2007, Ray J and Jones dated for a short time. On June 9, 2014, Jones gave birth to a daughter named Royal Reign, who was born Christian.
Lil Kim Daughter
In June 2014, Lil Kim gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Royal Reign. The infant was conceived through Lil Kim’s relationship with Mr. Papers, a New York-born Honduran rapper.
The pair subsequently broke up and were said to be fighting over custody of their kid.
Lil Kim Height
How tall is Lil Kim? He stands at a height of 4ft 9 ½ or 146.1 cm tall.
Lil Kim Dead
Fans all across the world were shocked to hear of rapper Lil’ Kim’s death earlier this week, with many concerned.
However, it has been determined that the February 2019 update was a total hoax, following in a line of other fraudulent celebrity death reports. Fortunately, the musician most known for hit songs such as Magic Stick or Lady Marmalade is alive and well.
Fans of the much-loved rapper have been furious about the phony tale, which they claim is irresponsible, distressing, and harmful to fans of the artist. Others maintain that her worldwide popularity is evident.
Lil Kim Plastic Surgery
Lil Kim has transformed herself significantly since her debut. She’s been seen in public several times, and each time she appears to have altered.
Her jaw, eyes, cheeks, nose, and skin have all been worked on; as a result of this, she seems almost unrecognizable from the start. In her defense, however, Ms. Jones was forced to work on her nose after it was broken a couple of times by an ex-boyfriend.
Lil Kim Net Worth
When Lil Kim’s New Jersey home goes up for auction on May 11, 2018, it will start at just $100. That is a bargain compared to the $2.3 million the rapper paid for her 6,026-square-foot home in 2002.
Lil Kim has twice the value of her home, according to NJ.com, yet she struggled to pay a mortgage for years. In 2010, HSBC Bank initiated foreclosure proceedings against Lil Kim (born Kimberly Jones) and the bank after they failed to reach an agreement during mediation in 2015, according to NJ.com.
Although the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office’s $100 bid is low, the 1989 mansion will most likely sell for millions. The two-acre property is in Alpine, a well-to-do community just minutes from Manhattan that is one of the wealthiest zip codes in the United States.
The average price of a home in Alpine is $2.9 million, and notable homeowners include comedian Chris Rock and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway.