In the’90s and early 2000s, Lil Kim was hottest female star in hip hop. Not only did the Brooklyn-bred emcee have a successful solo career as the original Queen of Rap, Kim was on the road to pop stardom with cameos and mentions in She’s All That, “Sex and the City”, and a lead on the girl power adaptation of LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” alongside Pink, Mya, and Christina Aguilera.
It’s no secret, Kim had plastic surgery on her body and face but over the past few years, our sis has become nearly unrecognizable.
“All my life, men have told me I wasn’t pretty enough.”
On Sunday, the Queen Bee posted a series of selfies on Instagram, which sent all of social media into a tailspin. No one could believe how much lighter Kim appeared.
Was it her foundation? Did she bleach her skin, Micheal Jackson-style? Whatever it was, Kim looked completely different from the brown skin beauty we all came to love 15 years ago.
In an early interview, Lil Kim revealed, “All my life, men have told me I wasn’t pretty enough—even the men I was dating. And I’d be like, “Why are you with me then?” It’s always been men putting me down just like my dad. To this day when someone says I’m cute, I can’t see it. I don’t see it no matter what anybody says.”
A lot of insiders believe Kim may be suffering from body dysmorphia disorder. We say, Kim is just a Black women in America sold on the myth her precious melanin is more curse, than a priceless gift.
We should take this as moment to lift Kim in love and light, instead of another opportunity to take shots.