She was the undisputed Queen of Hip Hop, enjoying a reign at the top fueled by long time ghost writer Biggie Smalls.
Scoring mainstream notoriety in the early noughties by way of her verse on the now iconic remake of Patti Labelle’s ‘Lady Marmalade’, Lil Kim was well on her way to becoming Pop’s most prolific Female Rapper.
However, as we’re sure many of her fans will attest to, recent years have seen the Grammy sharer’s shine stifled by controversies- the feuds, the jail sentence, the ghostwriting…the cosmetic surgery.
So last week, out of concern for the Rap veteran, a member of her fan base ‘Team Kim’ expressed their concerns over the star by way of an email sent to That Grape Juice. Net.
Now, following its publication, the MC’s fan base has weighed in on the situation on the social networking site Twitter.
Their remarks below…
On the letter:
I have to be honest.
@lilkim needs an intervention. Her life and career is a mess and has been for a long time.
— Lil Kim Community (@LilKimCommunity) August 13, 2012
Let the real
@lilkim fans reverse the boycott and show up in droves for her next club appearance.
— It’s Kim Time Now! (@NickiIsWhite) August 12, 2012
Any TRUE fan of
@lilkim would never even think to boycott her! Go fuck yourself if you call yourself a fan but go and pull that shit.
— Italian Blood.(@MikeFabbro77) August 13, 2012
End Of An Era:
@lilkimFans Threaten To Boycott Future Club Appearances thatgrapejuice.net/2012/08/era-li… * NO MATTER WHAT, I WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON KIM! — VENIA GIVENCHY (@MS_GRANDBITCH) August 12, 2012
— Lil Barbie (@Harajuku_Beauty) August 12, 2012
@lilkim Its sad that Aaliyah will release an album be4 you!!
— Meeka The Goddess(@ihate2minaj) August 5, 2012
— Dalvin Perkins (@You_Choosin86) August 13, 2012
— Boi A$ap (@mrboi2) August 13, 2012
@lilkimniece_ whoever she is she is beyond fake n shud stop reppin teamkim cuz we dnt get down like dat
— Ant TrunchBull (@shesabitch1) August 12, 2012
I. AM. SCREAMING. LIL KIM FANS TURN AGAINS HER, LMFAOOOOO thatgrapejuice.net/2012/08/era-li…
— Liam. † (@LiamCalderone) August 12, 2012
Here’s hoping the news of a boycott was merely an empty threat.
For if it does, Kim may find club promoters a little reluctant to book her to perform at their venues, if given enough reason to believe her fans won’t purchase tickets.
This, whether her fans believe it or not, would also affect her chances of landing a recording contract if ever she wanted one.
Well, considering many of her albums are still yet to move 2 million copies in the US alone, the likelihood of labels picking her up is made all the more slimmer. Especially, when her current feud with Young Money is thrown into the mix.
In short, without saying too much, escalating her feud with an entity as powerful as Wayne and Co is a decision we’re sure Kim will soon regret.
Regret, once her requests to perform at a number of outlets are simply “overlooked” as to not offend the industry cash cows she is up against.